Be Truly Educated

Dear Students

As promised, after a long year of forced slavery at purely clerical and administrative work, I, Inkyfinga (alias Sanjukta Sivakumar) am back at the keyboard.

Here’s the Noam Chomsky video I promised you. I think you’ll hear him more clearly on your personal devices. Don’t rely on the captions on YouTube which are highly inaccurate for this video. So, I suggest you replay to understand what Chomsky says, rather than switching on the captions.

Enjoy the video and think about how you can end up “truly educated”.

With regards



The Creative Cartoon

Dear Students


Cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma, the creator of Chacha Chowdhury died in 2014 on this date.

Alas! With him, an entire family passed away – Shrimatiji, Pinki, Billoo, Raman and Channi Chachi are no more. Pran Kumar Sharma and the Chowdhury family and friends! You lived a long and fruitful life, enriching the lives of all who came into your ambit.

Herge, the Belgian creator of The Adventures of Tintin died in 1983.


When I was a student at school, I read Chacha Chowdhury, Tintin and Asterix comics with great pleasure, and so do most of you, and so did many of your parents. That is a rare link of common pleasure spanning two generations.

I wish, some of my talented student artists would begin their own comic series!  Does the idea appeal to anyone?

It would be a true tribute to the famous cartoonists who have lived and died and it would help your own creative talents to flower. 

Sanjukta Sivakumar

Jared Diamond: “The Third Chimpanzee” | Talks at Google

Dear Students

Please be sure to watch / listen to this talk on the post Jared Diamond: “The Third Chimpanzee” | Talks at Google.

If you enjoy the video, then be sure to read the book!

To tell you the truth, I have a suspicion, from reading the just the first paragraph of Mr. Sivakumar’s post, that Chimps may have a niggling 2% of DNA unshared by humans, which make them smart enough to focus just on the basics of survival, without destroying the planet and its ecology with their smartness!

What do you think?

Sanjukta Sivakumar