Tuesday, 28 December 2021
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness - A Novel by Arundhati Roy
General Observations about the Novel - 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness'
About the Characters and Summary of the novel 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness'
Part 1 | Khwabgah Part 2 | Jantar Mantar Part 3 | Kashmir and Dandakaranyak Part 4 | Udaya Jebeen & Dung Beetle
Thematic Study of 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness'
Symbols and Motifs in 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness'
Check your understanding of the novel - Click here to open online test on 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness'
Additional Reading Resources:
- Arundhati Roy's Fascinating Mess
- Political Overtones and Allusions in Arundhati Roy's The Ministry
- The Poetic Realism of Arundhati Roy in The Ministry
- Outside Language and Power: The Mastery of A. Roy's The Ministry
- Political and Gender Issues in Arundhati Roy's The Ministry
- Ecofeminist Study of 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness'
- Environmental Concerns in 'The Ministry'
Friday, 24 December 2021
Kota Factory is an Indian Hindi-language web series created by Saurabh Khanna and directed by Raghav Subbu for The Viral Fever. The story is set in Kota, Rajasthan, an educational hub famous for its coaching centres. The show follows the life of 16-year-old Vaibhav (Mayur More) who moves to Kota from Itarsi. It shows the life of students in the city, and Vaibhav's efforts to get into IIT by cracking the JEE Advanced examination. It also stars Jitendra Kumar, Ahsaas Channa, Alam Khan and Ranjan Raj in prominent roles.
Saurabh Khanna, the creator of the show, said that he aims to change the popular narrative surrounding Kota and IIT preparation in Indian pop culture to a more positive one via the show. The series premiered simultaneously on TVFPlay and YouTube from 16 April to 14 May 2019. The series received a generally positive response from critics, praising its monochrome setting, realism, and the major technical aspects of the series.
“Once upon a time, in small-town India, there lived two intelligent boys.
One wanted to use his intelligence to make money.
One wanted to use his intelligence to start a revolution.
The problem was, they both loved the same girl.”
“Revolution 2020 – a story about childhood friends Gopal, Raghav and Aarti who struggle to find success, love and happiness in Varanasi. However, it is not easy to attain these in an unfair society that rewards the corrupt. As Gopal gives in to the system, and Raghav fights it, who will win?” (Blurb on the last cover-page)
Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition is a 2011 novel by Chetan Bhagat. Its story is concerned with a love triangle, corruption and a journey of self-discovery. R2020 has addressed the issue of how private coaching institutions exploit aspiring engineering students and how parents put their lifetime's earnings on stake for these classes so that their children can crack engineering exams and change the fortune of the family. While a handful accomplish their dreams, others sink into disaster.
The author stated that the novel is based on the "rampant corruption" apparent in the Indian educational system (Firstpost)
Characters in the Novel:
The novel 'R2020' deals with the theme of Love, Corruption, Ambition and Revolution.
Gérard Genette's narratology to this novel?
Sunday, 5 December 2021
What is Parkinson's Law of Productivity?
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Monday, 29 November 2021
Sunday, 21 November 2021
1. Metaphysical Poets:
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3. Video Resources
About John Donne
Saturday, 13 November 2021
Academic Writing in English for Examination Purpose
Video 1: Qualitative Error Analysis and Suggestions to Improve the Quality of Writing Essay Type Descriptive Answers
Following topics are discussed in this session:Error Analysis & Suggestions to improve the quality of Essay Type Descriptive Answers. 1. Correctness of English Language: (i) No grammar errors. (ii) No spelling errors. (iii) Apt vocabulary. (iv) Apt sentence structure. (v) Apt punctuation marks 2. Content of the Answer (i) Quotes from original text. (ii) Quotes from critics. (iii) Apt illustrations from the text. (iv) Do not write summary 3. Organisation of the Answer (i) The question is properly justified and exemplified. (ii) The trajectory of the answer is very well worked out. (iii) The arguments are well justified with illustrations from the text. (iv) Logical sequence is maintained. Introduction to conclusion – all well synced. (v) Apt connectors used for the ease of flow of thoughts from one para to another. 4. Handwriting (i) Cursive, larger, clearly visible, clean and tidy. (ii) Legible. No difficulty in identifying alphabets.
Chapterization of Video 1:
Video 2: Quantitative Analysis: How Much Shall I Write in Essay Type Descriptive Answers?
Chapterization of Video 2:
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Research and Publication Ethics | UGC
Visit this blog for more details on UGC recommended course content on Research and Publication Ethics
Video Recording of the Online Session
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Introduction to Research Methodology
Points covered in this session are:
- Research Attitude & Aptitude
- Research Method & Methodology
- Review of Related Literature – The Backbone of Research
- Deciding on a Research Topic
- Turning a Topic into an Argument
- Research and Publication Ethics
Video Recording of the Session with the students of Auro University:
Monday, 20 September 2021
Education and Technology in NEP 2020
Video Recording of the Session:
NEP: Education and Technology: MKBU
Video Recording of the Session:
ICT / Digital Technologies for Research in Humanities
Highlights of the talk:
ICT (Information and Communication Technology) or Digital Technology.
From using ICT tools for Research to researching literature generated by digital technologies.
From using ICT as tool to researching Digital Technology as an object of study.