Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Esha Organisation Presentation is now live

The Esha Organisation Presentation has been a long time coming. It is finally released on Easy to understand, comprehensive and quick. Do check it out:

Friday, September 23, 2016

Online Audio LIbrary updated wiht 100 more files - 5531 files now

In this release, we have added 100 files. This release has the following new additions:
1. Hindi translation of Arthashastra
2. Punjabi stories for children - 3 stories have been added
3. Content from We4You - Oriya academic content
4. Some English novels have been added.

Feel free to browse and see the content here -
Online Audio Library Current interface

Friday, September 9, 2016

Looking for audio quotations in English or Hindi? CLABIL It is!

If you are looking for audio of quotations to suit any occasion, CLABIL - the online audio library,  is just the place to go.

Here is the direct link to files on Quotations on the Esha library:

Quotations on Hope English
quotations for all time - part 1 English
One liners on being women English
Rules for life - 1 Hindi
Quotes about india Hindi
Quotes - 10 Hindi
Quotes - 11 Hindi
Quotations English
Time Management Quotes English
Helen Keller Quotes English
Quotes on Teachers  English
Thoughts for Mothers English
Disability English
January -- Quote for the Day  english
February-- Quote for the Day  english
March - Quote for the Day  english
April- Quote for the Day  english
May- Quote for the Day  english
June- Quote for the Day  english
July- Quote for the Day  english
August- Quote for the Day  english
September- Quote for the Day  english
October- Quote for the Day  english
November- Quote for the Day  english
December- Quote for the Day  english
Quotes Punjabi
Abdul Kalam ke Vaktavya Hindi
Anna Hazare ke anmol vichaar Hindi
Bal Gangadhar Tilak ke anmol vichaar Hindi

Friday, September 2, 2016

Update to online library

Today, we have added some more files to the online library - some more Oriya content of We4You, and 2 new files on the Asaan Ganit series. We have found that the Asaan Ganit series is a rock star series. Students are able to do speed maths in their minds after hearing the files just once. Do give it a shot.

Its fun to see what our listeners like.

As always, please share your feedback. We are now at 5431 files in 18 Indian languages :)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Travelogues from a Wheelchair

So, I am wheelchair bound -inside and outside the house, for at least 3 weeks, owing to a very severe ligament tear.

I could have sat at home and moped about it. (But as you already know, I'm not v good at that). OR, I cld just be my father's daughter. So I decided to do the latter, and explore the world, on a wheelchair.

I m going to chronicle my adventures here, as I move into totally unknown territory. Why? Because I hope, somewhere, that it leads to a more inclusive world. For all of us.

Day 1: I decided to take my son to both his classes. Got the wheelchair out of the house, and into the elevator.
Challenge - elevator door autocloses before the wheelchair can be wheeled in. Solution: My son holds the elevator switch to prevent the wheelchair getting squished.
Problem: The elevator is too small to turn the wheelchair around. Solution: Either I reverse the wheelchair straight out of a narrow lift, or I take help. Fortunately, family and the driver refuse to leave me alone.
Problem: How does the wheelchair go from the porch to the road (a height of about 4 inches) and back?
Solution: The guard helps carry the front wheels both times. Out of kindness. He is not obliged to do this.

I get into the car with relative ease, hopping on one leg and getting in. Once there, I put the injured leg horizontal, as decreed by the doctor.

At the training institute,  I stay inside the car. For an hour.

At the other class, I request them to open the door that has a cemented floor leading to the waiting area, and hop the entire distance on one leg.

Day 2: I decide to go shopping. This time, the wheelchair is added to the car. At the supermarket, I get off and someone has to help me with the wheelchair going up the ramp - its a 30 degree incline and I am too heavy to pull the chair myself.

At the entrance, they have to open the other door to let the  wheelchair through. This is done with no fuss at all. Inside, they assign a shopping assistant , since I can neither use a basket nor a trolley (I might be able to figure this out in a while). We are done with the shopping list in about 5 minutes. People look at me strangely. The shopping assisstant is efficient and quick. The billing counter queue is short and we are out of there in 7 to 8 minutes flat. I try to bring the chair down from the ramp on my own, and drop the purse and phone in the process. The driver refuses to let me try anything more adventurous on a downhill slope, and quietly steers the chair down that ramp. We reach home with no new lessons to learn.