New New World

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I have been a history and science buff since childhood. It started with my reading of Valmiki Ramayan , Ram Charit Manas by Tulsidas and Mahabharat by Vyas. Besides these also read many puranas. However, what really fascinated was the Vedas especially Upanishads ,  Later when I was studying at my boarding school, Sainik School Tilaiya we had some amazing teachers and library and few of my book-loving classmates and be used to discuss sports, science. One book by The Tao of Physics by Nuclear Physicist Fritizof Capra really captivated us. It aroused our interest and generated a lot of respect in our ancient history and scientists, (Rishis),

Later I went to Delhi for my secondary school at Modern School Vasant Vihar which was an entirely different experience and cultural shock. In Delhi  I also discovered the wonderful library of JNU when i could read even more. I also discovered some great scholars like Ram Swarup, Sita Ram Goel, David Frawley, Koenraad Elst, Arun Shourie, and many other scholars. There I discovered a publication http://voiceofdharma.org/
(ealier known as Voice of India). I would also visit many libraries in Delhi like British Library, American Library, Russian Library, German Library etc I also joined RSS after they put a ban on it.  Later also joined JNU to start a Shakha of RSS.

Later,  I returned to Patna I also met a senior who exposed in life when I went to IIM Ahmedabad  for MBA I realized how different my experiences, world views from rest of my classmates was who had mainly been raised on the NCERT textbooks with a history written by JNU Historians like Romila Thapar, RS Sharma, Irfan Habib with a left-leaning ideology. They are best described by Arun Shourie’s book, Eminent Historians.

I feel so fortunate to wander around or get lost rather than following the straight lines which my parents or teachers would have wanted. However, these divergent experiences or wandering/exploring mindset has given a very different world view.  Coming back to current times, when the world is fighting an existential crisis and challenges due to the Covid19 virus which has already killed thousands globally. In this time I feel it is a “Reset” button pressed by the planet earth. We need to get back to the basics of a back to nature, family, and friends. We need to reduce our consumerist, selfish culture and revert back to a caring and giving culture.

 

SST- the initial days by TKB Sinha

I studied at Sainik School Tilaiya and one of the best memories are our teachers. We hve some of the finest teachers in our school. Today in one of the WhatsApp group TEN (Tilaiyan Entrepreneurs Network) we run today one of our respect teachers TKB Sinha sir shared few memories from school and the amazing feedback he received from alumni about the book
SST- the initial days.
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Sharing his comments for wider circulation since is very inspring and worth a read by others.


[17:23, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha:
My dear Colonel,

I am an ex-Tilaiyan (school no 321 Nalanda) from initial batches. I am sending a set of 4 books by the name “SST- the initial days”, written by Mr. TKB Sinha, a teacher during our days. Recently I came across this book and was  struck with the overwhelming accuracy with which things have been described in it.

For me it was pure nostalgia but for others it will be interesting to read  how the first principal had to go through hell to get funds released, How the customary parameter were passed on –punctuality and value of time, discipline, the dress code which are alien to the new comers.

Many young boys  may be inquisitive to know about what happened at that time, It all started from the grassroots level in 1963-creation…

[17:24, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha:
My dear Malay & Abhay, I am both delighted and satisfied that SST has got the books in whatever way it has.The school’s ignorance about the books sent by Malay is simply mystifying.I thank you both for your tenacity in the interest of a noble cause.I wish I had visited SST & met the people there.Greater would it have been in the company of the old-timers like you.My thanks & Best wishes again.
TKB Sinha.
[17:25, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha:
Chanakya’s poor equal.

Dear Vijay,
While providing extra nuggets of info about the Western triumvirate, you rightly cited the significance of Chanakya,Vishnugupta.God knows why it fired my imagination & spurred me to share some words with you.Western thinkers tend to compare him with Machiavelli (1469-1527), a Florentine strategist,which is awfully ridiculous.Machiavelli can’t hold even a little candle before the gigantic figure of the Acharya.His stature pales into sad insignificance when pitted against the other.The comparison is just inappropriate & incomplete.It is like putting a pigmy against a giant, a pathetic hut against a magnificent mansion.
The Acharya was not only a learned professor of politics, economics,& social science at the world f…

[17:25, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha: There is a gap of around 1800 yes between them.Chanakya’s time is 350-275 BC against Machiavelli’s 1469-1527.
Mach began his career as a minor govt official, & was later promoted to Diplomatic corps which gave him chance to visit foreign lands.Somehow or other his activities displeased the Mighty Medicis,under whom he served & he was fired.Angered by this injustice,he began finding fault s in the master’s ladmin, which resulted in his incarceration.After his release, he resigned to village farming, but was still itching to win his master’s favour.He wrote “the Prince” & dedicated the book but his prayers yielded no result.His dreams of getting reinstated in the royal services were shattered.
As against Chanakya’s brilliant treatise, covering a wid…

[17:25, 5/5/2020] Atul Kumar: Thanks so much sir for immortalizing the memories of school, will blog about your book

[17:28, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha: A whiff of fresh air.
Amidst the dark thoughts of death which the marauding Corona has caused to man’s psyche, where life seems to be so uncertain, anyone could be in the grip of this ruthless enemy, there is a reason to come out of this the negative aura & have a breather,which infuses freshness in our being………..
……. Since the last twenty five hundred yrs the academia,all over the world have studied & extensively quoted from the observations of the great triumvirate, Socrates,Plato & Aristotle.On almost every subject under the sun– be it literature,society,politics,science, mathematics,life sciences, they had their say,which are respectfully listened to even tiday. As a student,I was simply overawed by their scope of knowledge,their analysis,t…
[17:36, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha: Sir, Charan Sparsh aur shubh prabhat

The more I read your post, the more I am filled with pride that I was once your student at SST ! Your fathomless depth of knowledge of language – both English and Hindi too !, is simply incomprehensible and beyond anu compare …… How well read you are Sir, can be amply seen by above posts !

I am deeply enriched, though you wrote them for someone else ! 😃

Warmly,
Ram Pravesh

PS : You mentioned Tennyson’s Ulysses , but I have known of a classic “Ulysses” by James Joyce. In fact during this lockdown I am reading a beautiful book, ” The Pleasure of Reading”, Edited by Antonia Frazer. It’s simply amazing book fir any lover of English language and literature. Here, many authors while recounting their experiences have s…
[17:36, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha: Dear RP, it is ensuring to note that in the days of mobile/computer, when reading has lost its charm for most readers, you continue to stick to the practice.
I am more than glad to notice quite a lot of you impacted by my blogs.They are basically monologues, permitting me to express myself.I am thrilled to see that they both enrich & entertain you.I willfully fwd some of them to you as I am aware of your literary fascination.
James Joyce’s Ulysses is a work of fiction written in the shadow of S.Freud’s ideas about man’s unconsciousness.He believed,& perhaps rightly that our unconscious is much faster than imagined & most of our thoughts/fears/anxieties are formed there.There are always in a state of fermentation.Tennyson’s poem of the same name says …

[17:41, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha: Dear Vijay, Excited to see that you have pasted our blogs together.The compilation consisting of our exchange/addition, modification might provide a plethora of info &make interesting reading.Entries by you & Malay have provided a shine & depth to them.Pls think if it.
Sometimes I feel guilty of imposing my blogs on possibly reluctant souls & think of needlessly intruding on their personal time.I shouldn’t be so crazy.If the listeners respond unreservedly,it doesn’t mean willingness.It is a coercion.Pls comment.

[17:41, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha: Dear Sir, it is always a great pleasure receiving blogs/ posts from u. They r not only informative and constructive, they r meaningful and thought provoking. People like us who have retired from active life and whose children r well settled in life, do not want to jog their mind and r comfortable in worldly things. U have been a teacher of high repute and one who has attended a class knows how difficult it is to keep the students’ attention focussed. The teacher has to be a hero, a magician to keep the brats under his thumb. He keeps reading and improving all his life. Just see urself, as far as the writing work is concerned, u have done ur best only after retirement. U were a great teacher who had full attention of his students in the
classroom and holds t…

[17:41, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha: Having taught young children with bright faces, high learning spirit and glittering future, u retained ur child-like spirit and always remained young and indomitable in spirit. U have incisive memory and u remember the names of most of ur students even today. How many teachers of a govt school/ college/ univ can do this. U can quote verses, poems, texts u taught long back almost verbatim even today. But ask a lecturer/ prof what he taught in the class yesterday he wd probably not remember.
We r proud to have great teachers like u and wish u a long life of creativity and innovativeness in teaching a language which has become a medium of universal communication.

[17:42, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha: Dear Vijay, like the thick smog which used to strangle Delhi & other so called advanced cities, negativity & depressing thoughts have made life unbelievably uninteresting in today’s world. We badly need fresh thoughts/ideas to enable us come out of the dark dungeon(like which I had tried in my blog A whiff of fresh air)which for a moment came as respite talking about the legendary triumvirate from the West.
My title— “Summer Coronitus”
In my living memory,I had never witnessed such a pliant,meek and lovable summer, bereft of its blazing sun,strong hot winds, deserted roads after 10 am, alonwith the blazing copper sun beat the earth underneath relentlessly.The very thought of the summer which was in a hurry to set in to pulverise & punish the earth …

[17:42, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha: Errors of several sorts have crept in.Pls read as things should be.Thanks for patience.
TKB Sinha.

[17:43, 5/5/2020] Atul Kumar: Sir will be it possible to compile all these great feedback as a Google Doc , drive.google.com par , will be easy to share

[17:56, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha: Thanks dear Atul, Prof Vijay kr, has possibly compiled some blogs.I too urged upon him to compile the plethora of info accommodation during the exchange of chats/blogs.He is possibly on the job.I too have started compiling them,but am rather awkward.There are adulatory blogs from several old guys on different subjects.The compilation might need some editing with supporting footnotes.It might make an interesting reading.If liked,do your bit.There are several active guys from the old generation who often interact with me, Viz Prof Vijay,Col Malaydas Gupta,Col Satya Priya, Aseem kr Jha,Under secretary,Mind of Fin,GOI, Rampravesh from Navy & others.
Your initiative is welcome & exhilarating.
TKB Sinha.
[17:59, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha: Read accumulated for accommodation in line 5.Error regretted.
[18:01, 5/5/2020] Atul Kumar: Sir try installing Telegram too as unlike WhatsApp it allows us to correct mistakes and has many other superior features that you may find useful
https://www.uctoday.com/collaboration/telegram-vs-whatsapp-the-basics/


[18:04, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha:
Dear, at this age,I am 80+, such technical terms for improving things sound strange to me.I am simply not a savvy.Thanks for the remedial suggestion.
[18:06, 5/5/2020] SST TKB Sinha: However,I shall give it a try & see how I can be of help.
Thanks again.

 

Before , During & After Covid19

In the last few months, whole world is worried aboit and obsessed with the Pandemic Covid19, The loss of life is lower than Wold Wars and previous pandemics but impact in terms of shutting down life or business as usual is unprecedented. In World Wars, few countries were impacted but this pandemic has impated the whole planet like never before.

Few important issues to dicuuss would be how did we end with up with this unprecdented pandemic, how has this impactted or disrupted the world and how is the world going to be a “new new world”. In my previous blog, I wrote that we will start meaurig calendar as “BC” Before-Corona” and “AC” Afer-Corona just like most of modern world has been using BC (Before Christ) and AD (Ann Dominion)

How did we reach this stage. One of my friends whom I respec a lot for his vey deeo knowledge about many topics

Ek Din Bik Jaayega Mati Ke Mol

एक दिन बिक जाएगा माटी के मोल
जग में रह जाएँगे, प्यारे तेरे बोल
एक दिन बिक जाएगा माटी के मोल
जग में रह जाएँगे, प्यारे तेरे बोलदूजे के होंठों को देकर अपने गीत
कोई निशानी छोड़, फिर दुनिया से डोल
एक दिन बिक जाएगा माटी के मोल
जग में रह जाएँगे, प्यारे तेरे बोलअनहोनी पथ में कांटे लाख बिछाए
होनी तो फिर भी बिछड़ा यार मिलाए
अनहोनी पथ में कांटे लाख बिछाए
होनी तो फिर भी बिछड़ा यार मिलाएये बिरहा, ये दूरी दो पल की मजबूरी
फिर कोई दिलवाला काहे को घबराए?
धारा जो बहती है, मिल के रहती है
बहती धारा बन जा, फिर दुनिया से डोल
एक दिन बिक जाएगा माटी के मोल
जग में रह जाएँगे, प्यारे तेरे बोलपरदे के पीछे बैठी साँवल गोरी
थाम के तेरे मेरे मन की डोरी
परदे के पीछे बैठी साँवल गोरी
थाम के तेरे मेरे मन की डोरीये डोरी ना छूटे, ये बंधन ना टूटे
भोर होने वाली है, अब रैना है थोड़ी
सर को झुकाये तू बैठा क्या है यार?
गोरी, से नैना जोड़, फिर दुनिया से डोल
एक दिन बिक जाएगा माटी के मोल
जग में रह जाएँगे, प्यारे तेरे बोलदूजे के होंठों को देकर अपने गीत
कोई निशानी छोड़, फिर दुनिया से डोल
एक दिन बिक जाएगा माटी के मोल
जग में रह जाएँगे, प्यारे तेरे बोल


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGYjHQbV1KE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69pPYkGiEAQ

Two of the most iconic actors of Film Industry are no more with us. We lost one of Bollywoord’s greatest Rishi Kapoor and before that we lost Irrfan Different backgrounds and personalities but both were amazing in their own ways.

Yes, their families and fans will miss them but their work and words will stay with us. forever. That song from one of their films is the best way to remember him. Irrfan is special to me because of the way he had risen beyond the usual boundaies or identities most of us get associated with because of the place or community we are born in. He was born in a humble Indian Muslim Family in India but rose to the highest in the ladders of success from Bolywood to Hollywood. I am making a point about his origin because that is the beauty of the country that Bharat / India / HIndustan is. It doesn’t matter which background you come from. He is a Global Icon now.

From Bobby to Slumdog Millionaire these two greats have acted in such a diverse range of roles that am too unqualified to attempt a bio. But will like to dedicate my blog with the lines of that song, कोई निशानी छोड़, फिर दुनिया से डोल एक दिन बिक जाएगा माटी के मोल

Over 200,000 H1B Visa workers will lose right to work & live in US

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-28/200-000-h-1b-workers-could-lose-right-to-work-live-in-the-u-s?sref=8dfGsBH7

Wondering how are we as society going to respond to this Man made (Trump made) Tsunami on top of the Covid19 pandemic ?

Like many other immigrants from India, China and rest of World I came to US on a Work Visa ( L1A visa). My company GE had transferred me from Hyderbad to USA. I had joined GE as a summer intern while doing MBA at IIM Ahmedbad and then GE as a Transition Manager. This transfer to US after around 1 year of working was a big opportunity for me. It oened a world of opportunity for me. Thanks to my wonderful boss H Bala then a VP at GE. He is now MD / Counry Head of Xykem in Bangalore I was hired in GE by Angshik Chaduhary who is now a MD at CIsco.. I was not from a software or engineering background so this was a great opportunity for me and even shock for many of my friends and family. Having lived in US for 18+ years , this wonderful country is my current home and feel free indebted and thankful to all the experiences and expsure it gave me, I also got married within an year and my wife could also start working since she also got a work permit. Many years later my then boss Diwakar Singhal comany sponsored my Green Card and after 10 years of being on Green Card we applied for US Citizenhip and became US Citizens. This made most of Visa related paperwork and challenges almost a distant memory. We could travel around the world without a Visa except for China, USA, Mexico, Brazil. As an immigrant and Hindu American I feel blessed and have been trying my best to give back to both my current country , कर्म भूमि America as well as my जन्मभूमि भारत (India).

However I feel very strongly abut the adverse disruptive impact this legislative change will have on both America & India. This Indo-US partnership was shaoing to be one of the biggest alliance and positive partnerships in so many ways. Modern day America is a country made ny immigransts from all over the world. So many talented immigrants like Andy Grove, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella have made the world a better place. Most sectors of economy hvae been impacted positively by the immigrants especially the tech entrepreneurs as well as the research scientists, professors, doctors and professionals. Many non profit entrepreneurship groups like TiE and others have connected & colloborated with each other to solve major problems and created unprecedented prospeity and reduced suffering.

I am very sure that the saner vices in Government as well the citizens of USA will collobraite together to undo/reverse the damage. Members of Senate, House as well as all the state governments, statesmaen, entrepreneurs and civic society will come toegther to reverse this decision

Friends & Families

Most of us would agree that Friends & Family are very important (in fact most important) part of our lives and careers. We exist because of them, survive and thrive because of them. There is no feeling more satisfying than the ability to serve or help someone who needs our help. But helping our Friends and Families is a good starting point. I have very low wealth or knowledge, but one thing that has found very satisfying since childhood is to serve and help. Those with lots of knowledge, teach, those with lots of income and wealth donate, and so on. My biggest strength or passion is the ability to connect the dots and built a community of people. One such community that many IIM alumni have created, curated over the years is IIM Society. We have developed a global community for all alumni of all IIMs in all countries. We started with Linkedin and then expanded to Facebook, Telegram and whatever new technology platforms came but one major milestone was our portal https:/IIMSociety.org. However one of the recurring requests in our Telegram group by many IIM alumni was by to help our Friends & Family. We were in a dilemma because if we allowed that many alumni may lose as such an open community will lose any value or meaning. So we came with an innovative solution and that is by creating a community where we can invite our Friends and Family too. That community grew over the last few years to a significant size, Sharing those links below, feel free to share with any community since “Friends and Family” are open to the whole world. We keep these as moderated community hence have avoided insecure but highly popular platforms like WhatsApp

Friends & Family of IIM alumni who may not be IIM alumni
1) Telegram, 1,500+
https://t.me/joinchat/FJW19kNQdXqw5Auo-VBNkA
2) LinkedIn 700+
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12141544/
3) Facebook 1,500+
https://www.facebook.com/groups/iimfriends

Bihar Bangalore Corona Support

भैयारी सेवा संघ
Request from Praveen Pandey jee of Bihar Bangalore Corona Support WhatsApp Group

[12:21, 4/27/2020] Praveen Pandey: I would request each one you to share this group link every Corona warrior all over Bangalore who want work with us in our noble cause .. we all are great Corona warrior we can work together for making my small initiative of selfless service to humanity let invite people from Bangalore
note we are not associated with any government agencies all we doing from people support . We all are capable to feed Bihari’s communities in Bangalore if this lockdown extended we all are responsible people our system is completely transparent we are very much professional in our approach . We youth of Bihar has a lot capabilities we all can work together in this moment.
People are really in need they are crying for food it’s very much heart touching to see them requesting for food . We all should be sufficient enough to provide all necessities to there door step . A lot need to be done please join our hand 🙏
Thanks
Praveen pandey
+91 9611192610

Here’s who’s hiring right now – Andrew Seaman

In these difficult times during Covid19 pandemic, wanted to share something positive to cheer up. Unemployment in US & Globally has hit record levels and in these difficult times, every positive news or opportunity is worth sharing.

Here’s who’s hiring right now

  • Published on March 31, 2020

Andrew SeamanLinkedIn news editor for job seekers and #GetHired57 articles

Companies from industries spanning from technology to retail are hiring to meet increased demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Below is a regularly updated list of companies hiring right now.

While we’d like to feature all opportunities on this page, we want to highlight those that will be relevant to the greatest number of LinkedIn members. Search the #HiringNow hashtag to see other possible job openings. Also, be sure to use that hashtag in posts if you’re offering or know of employment opportunities. You can also find additional opportunities on the LinkedIn jobs page.

For those of you in Canada, see a list of companies hiring in your country by clicking here.

Also, for those looking for the latest information about job seeking during this difficult and unusual time, you can find the #GetHired guide here: http://lnkd.in/jobsearchguide

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AshaSV Covid Efforts

I moved to Silicon Valley in Oct 2015 and one of the most fulfilling parts has been discovering some amazing organizations, people, and social work being done here. Of course, this is Silicon Valley so some of the most innovative companies of the world are here and so are some of the smartest talents, especially in Technology & Entrepreneurship.I am driven by social impact more than anything else

AshaSV (Asha Silicon Valley) is the Silicon Valley Chapter of Asha for Education. is one of the organizations that I have been volunteering with AshaSV since last year+. I got to meet some amazingly talented & committed volunteers from various prestigious tech companies in Silicon Valley towards giving back to society. The gift of education is one of the most powerful and transformative ways to give back to society.

Asha SV Volunteer voluteer team including Mubarak from Apple, Vidhya from Google, Suhas from NVIDIA, Deepti from Apple & many other volunteers of AshaSV working in SF Bay Area with Asha volunteers spread across India have

Few of the ways AshaSV team is working in these challenging times are below and I am hoping via this blog to raise more awareness
https://ashanet.org/covid-19-relief-fundraiser/ 
Below is the recording of the Parivaar webinar https://youtu.be/hHOMhPhKRdI to give a glimpse of one of the philanthropic efforts Asha for Education teams is supporting
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Education in pc ERA

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This week completed 1 month of daily zoom.us call organized by Vishal Kumar of https://learningwhiletravelling.com/  at 10pm EST, Topics are a wide range and participants are also from varying backgrounds but mainly Entreprenurs & Students.  Last two sessions have been on Education. 

Yesterday and today I spoke a lot on Online Education so thought will share some thoughts on Online Education from my expefiencs and perspective since have been a student, educator & education entrepreneur since school days.

Below are few thoughts on Online Education.

Here pC stands for pre-Corona & post-Corona and not Personal Computer. Many decades back we had this Vision/Dream expressed by Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates to have a PC on every desktop.  He said, “Early on, Paul Allen and I set the goal of a computer on every desk and in every home. It was a bold idea and a lot of people thought we were out of our minds to imagine it was possible,” Gates wrote. “It is amazing to think about how far computing has come since then, and we can all be proud of the role Microsoft played in that revolution.”. https://www.statista.com/statistics/203734/global-smartphone-penetration-per-capita-since-2005/ (Now we have almost half of Human Population wih a smartphone (3.3Billion Plus). Soon we might reach that terget.

Here, I am using pC ERA as post-Corona era just like BC as Before Christ, we can say till 2020 pc stood for pre-Corona and post-Corona era. Of course I am making an opimistic projection that we will find a cure for Covid19 this year. The impact of Covid19 across industries, continents will be a civilizational level transition or change just like the Industrial Revolution and post-Industrial era . Many are calling it as the 4th  Industrial Revolution and will be dominated by AI, ML, Robotic Automation etc

Here I will like to talk about one industry and that is Education. We already had major positive disruptions in the industry via Internet. We have Online Education reach global audiences and at affordable rates or free. Few enablers are

  1. Khan Academy
  2. Coursera
  3. MIT Open Courseware 
  4. Wikipedia
  5. YouTube

    As i stated writig this blog did a quick google search and found a great collection i found at themuse,com  Will update the one for online course in India too


     

    https://www.themuse.com/advice/14-best-sites-for-taking-online-classes-thatll-boost-your-skills-and-get-you-ahead

    1. ALISON

    ALISON has a large range of free, comprehensive classes on technology, languages, science, financial literacy, personal and soft skills, entrepreneurship, and then some. It targets all kinds of learners, from professionals and managers to teachers and freelancers.

    2. Udemy

    Udemy has plenty to offer for the learner on a budget, from completely free courses taught by experts, professors, entrepreneurs, and professionals, to frequent discounts and class specials. In addition to classes in tech, business, and marketing, you can also explore options in productivity, health, hobbies, and lifestyle.

    3. Coursera

    If you want to receive a college education without the high cost of tuition, Coursera is the best stop. This website offers amazing courses in all kinds of fields, from professional development to psychology, history, and literature—all created and taught by professors at top institutions nationally and across the globe. Their universities include Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, and plenty more.

    4. edX

    Just like Coursera, edX offers anyone, anywhere the chance to take university classes in various departments—and get certified. Some of their big partners include Harvard, Berkeley, Dartmouth, Georgetown, and the University of Chicago (and that’s not all!).

    5. Udacity

    Udacity focuses on software development, offering free courses in programming, data science, and web development. The website also offers a nanodegree program for individuals who want to master a skill set or pursue a full-time career in tech.

    6. LinkedIn Learning

    By subscribing to LinkedIn Learning, you’ll have access to thousands of courses in business, design, art, education, and tech. And it offers a free one-month trial so you can test the waters!

    7. General Assembly

    General Assembly offers both online and in-person classes, as well as full-time and part-time options. It focuses mainly on digital skills, covering subjects such as digital marketing, iOS and Android development, data analytics, and JavaScript.

    8. Skillshare

    Skillshare provides “bite-sized” classes to learners who only have 15 minutes a day. It has more than 500 free classes and several thousand premium classes to choose from in topics such as film, writing, tech, lifestyle, and more.

    9. LearnSmart

    LearnSmart’s orientated toward career development, which is why it’s a great place to learn about IT and security, project management, HR, and business.

    10. Codecademy

    Codecademy wants to teach you how to, well, code—and for free. It covers all kinds of programming, including JavaScript, Ruby, HTML, CSS, and Python.

    11. Pluralsight

    After subscribing to Pluralsight (or using its free trial!), you’ll be able to explore classes in software, 3D development, VFX, design, game design, web design, and CAD software.

    12. Adobe TV

    Not sure how to use Photoshop or InDesign? Don’t worry, Adobe TV will walk you through all its programs with tutorials, manuals, and more.

    13. FutureLearn

    FutureLearn’s completely free, with classes taught by universities and special organizations. Its big topics are business and management, creative arts, law, health, politics, science, digital skills, sports and leisure, and teaching.

    14. Academic Earth

    And if you’re looking solely for academic classes, this website is perfect for you. It has courses in the arts, science, humanities, economics, computer science, and more, all for free.
    Still don’t know where to start? Try Class Central—it personalizes your class search by asking you from the get-go what you’re interested in learning and from whom. Then, it pairs you with options from Coursera, edX, and other forums to find what best suits your needs, making the process even easier!


    My Summary thoughts
    Online Education is not an option or luxaey but willl be the main form of education even in a post-Corona world. Yes we will have schools, colleges, coaching institutins but online classes will be primay or mainstream across the world.