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[16 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on King Khan in a physics classroom | ]

Subha Das Mollick
Popular films can be used by teachers to explain physics concepts. However, teachers would need to identify portions that can elevate the classroom experience of the students. Chosen clips from the films should bring the ideas under discussion into sharp focus. This article explains how a clip from the popular film, Swades, can be used to teach the concept of energy.

Cinemaarts, May-June 2015 »

[9 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Interstellar theories | ]

Subha Das Mollick “Every great theory begins as a heresy and ends as a prejudice.” Albert Einstein had once said, “Common sense is that layer of prejudices laid down in the mind prior to the age of eighteen.” Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is commonsense defying, but it is intriguing enough for multiple viewing and a closer […]

Cinemaarts, May-June 2015 »

[9 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Of balance, leaps, jumps and turns | ]

Ananda Shankar Jayant ‘Remember your basic physics class, and now find your centre of gravity’, I tell my young dance students. ‘Strengthen your spine and find the inherent balance of your body. To leap and jump in the air and perform aerial movements, remember to accept gravity and then take off from it, by lightening […]

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[9 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on In the realm of Hollywood | ]

PK Thiruvikraman Teachers usually despair that their students are more interested in watching a movie than sitting in a classroom; they find a novel more exciting than a textbook. As teachers, we feel that we are fighting a losing battle to grab the attention of the student in the face of competition from various sources […]

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[9 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on The theory of everything | ]

Sayantan Mukherjee The Theory of Everything is the exceptional story of the renowned astrophysicist and a living legend, Stephen Hawking who falls in love with fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde. The film is based on the non-fiction book Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen written by Jane Wilde. The book on which the film […]