This team of IIT graduates did built foundations under their dreams of building an excellent school in a remote part of Bihar to cater to families who could otherwise not have access to such quality education. Rise High Public School has been operational for a year now. Currently it has around 240 students. The school, spread over 3 acres of land in Aurangabad district - 15km from Aurangabad city, Bihar, provides world-class, affordable, English-medium education in the CBSE curriculum.
I live and work in Germany. My early years in India and later Singapore give me strong Asian roots while my exposure to European culture, people and cities give me fresh ways of seeing and adapting to this universe. Using quantitative skills to produce quality content is the core of my professional being. I love to travel, write (mostly about unsung heroes and un-acclaimed places), improve my German. My day starts on the yoga mat - breathing, stretching, sun saluting. You can browse me further on my website www.umamuthuraaman.com
I grew up in a quintessential upper middle-class Chettiar family in Chennai. In the 1980s, most of my summer holidays were spent with my grandparents in Chettinad -- a region tucked deep down in South India between Trichy and Madurai. It is the residence of the Nattukottai Chettiars, a community of traders and bankers. After a long gap of 15 years, last summer I went back to revisit. Here's a compilation for fellow travellers seeking to unravel a new place and culture.
09/04/2015 11:13 AM IST
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