Jnana Bhaskar Rao

Nagpur, India

About Jnana Bhaskar

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Football, physics, power security.

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Anything you think requires depth of thought.

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Football.Soccer for the USA.

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Jnana Bhaskar Rao
Posted over 1 year ago
Why is primary education such a big deal?And should education mean the same for all?Should there even be standards for what one can learn?
Well basic mathematics is definitely essential. but even with primary education most farmers tend to stay farmers. granted there will be one in a thousand extra-ordinary success story but what would be even better is a system where you get one in ten such stories. I'd like to think we could be teaching them logical reasoning, experimenting technique through practical examples (to eliminate the need for language learning)or some such thing which they can immediately use rather than grammar. I am not saying education is unnecessary. Its indispensable. but in its present form its highly inefficient.
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Jnana Bhaskar Rao
Posted over 1 year ago
Why is primary education such a big deal?And should education mean the same for all?Should there even be standards for what one can learn?
The point I would like to make is the primary education being imparted is just not serving the purpose. It is seen by by both the teachers and students in many places as a chore or duty to be done with. Hence I am not sure if it is really helping the children to develop discretionary ability as you say. So would it not be better to emphasize on something else more closer to their lives rather than waste their time in a classroom where they are disinterested totally?
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Jnana Bhaskar Rao
Posted over 1 year ago
Why is primary education such a big deal?And should education mean the same for all?Should there even be standards for what one can learn?
but what if the system of delivering education lacks any depth or insight.what if the students are made to just memeorize stuff without any application. do we still persist with such an education? is it still better for them? for two years i worked in an NGO that gave the benefits of English education to children in orphanages. now most other teachers there were college-going youths like me. they really lacked initiative and creativity in getting through to the kids in terms of the actual course. instead they just bonded with the kids. while that sounds good the whole objective of the exercise seemed defeated to me as the kids didn't really get any better with their English. What I am saying is despite the best of intentions and motivated people doing their bit it led to little or no good for those children at the end of the day. So it started me thinking that maybe primary education in its present form is not the path to upliftment.
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Jnana Bhaskar Rao
Posted over 1 year ago
Is consumerism a threat for our planet?
well i have to say your arguments are consistent. Honestly, i did not really know of this capitalism 'system' in the first place. I guess its another point of view i must strongly consider. it just seems a little difficult to accept that someone is controlling so much of the world. makes you feel like a puppet.but if it really is so then we are in serious trouble. I will have to find more about it.
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Jnana Bhaskar Rao
Posted over 1 year ago
Is consumerism a threat for our planet?
so you are saying firstly that an inventor tries to milk the maximum out of his work instead of looking after the best interest of his buyers. no problem.got that. actually i am not sure if the inventor is even in the wrong. What was more difficult to digest was the idea that technology if allowed to progress will eliminate or at least reduce human resource requirement. So people are continuing with an inferior technology to keep people in work?
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Jnana Bhaskar Rao
Posted over 1 year ago
What is the future of renewable energy in developing countries?
First, I think we should not be too keen on a situation where fossil fuels have almost run out and are hence too costly before we start using the renewable option effectively . Its like waiting for the dam to almost burst before evacuating. I totally agree that there is loads of room for improvement in this field as well. But unless its usage is increased, there would not even be an impetus to improve. Also what i was saying about solar and wind installations was, like hydel power and biogas these can be more accessible for the people as small installations for these sources are possible. Keeping in mind the backwardness of many societies their demands will not be high to begin with and they may be able to serve the people with just enough (to get nightlights, maybe run a borewell). Conventional resources like coal and gas are usually not available to say a village administration or run even a mini-plant of coal while its easier to manage say a water-wheel or a biogas treating plant or 10 wind mills in a field that produce few kW of power. What i was talking about was small-scale installation being possible for these sources which will grant the poor control over their own power. P.S.:My opinions are governed by my own observations such as-1) in India a lot of potential sites for wind and solar energy installations are available at a small scale(identified by govt survey) which are not being utilised.2) Oil and gas are already quite costly for the commoner anyway.
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Jnana Bhaskar Rao
Posted over 1 year ago
Is consumerism a threat for our planet?
First of all let me make it clear i am absolutely neutral and probably ignorant too. So answer my questions without thinking that i am implying anything.You wrote-"The planet is oozing with natural wealth and the resources are abundant. But technology is held back". If this is the case why doesn't someone who is in on "the system" actually double cross the others and release all those wonderful technologies you mentioned in the public domain and earn astronomical profits? I am talking about selling the electromagnetic tunnel technology, say, to China for billions maybe even trillions of dollars. If they are in it for the money then surely that's an end-game amount. Also how can any new invention come about if there are people at the top screening everything? I mean those controlling coal deposits would never have allowed natural gas and oil to come to the fore in the first place but technology did change, didn't it? I reiterate, i am not even skeptical of what you say, just curious about these logical points.
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Jnana Bhaskar Rao
Posted over 1 year ago
Will our lives ever be stress free?
As for you being concerned about the greater scheme of things heading towards disaster, stressing still won't help. Either find a way to make a contribution or find a way to ignore it. Just stressing will only harm you and assist no one else.