Teary reunions, a vampire who doesn't drink blood and messages of hope!
The Partition of India, the incredible story of Theranos and more of what we have been up to...
January is behind us, and just like that, the seasons have started to change again. We at Owliver’s Post are entering February full of hope and with a renewed zeal on how best to keep our subscribers and readers hooked.
Here’s a quick message from our founder Akash Bansal to you all…
As a parent of two middle-schoolers, it has been difficult for me to engage them in the news and thoughtful analysis of the world. This was exacerbated in the pandemic where the constant din of media had taken over our lives and our children were falling prey to it. I sought the comfort of The Hindu and Hindustan Times of the 1990s for them, and that gave birth to Owliver’s Post - a place where they would collaboratively learn and analyse the world around them.
Our flagship programme, lovingly called TWO (Think with Owliver) for middle-schoolers is led by two of the most impactful ‘flipped classroom’ educators, Malvika and Shriya. Each evening, we get together with a group of 12 students where there are lots of fun activities and critical discussions around current affairs. As attention deficit pervades our societies, one thing stands out - the children who participate in our cohorts find true freedom to express themselves and be ready for tomorrow’s world.
I look forward to the continued gleam in our children’s eyes and taking their curiosity to more engaging levels this year. As a parent, I feel the Owliver team has enabled the true self-discovery process for our children through the TWO programme.
From here, onwards and upwards.
Baani and Billi deal with a unique vampire
Our beloved duo — Baani and her oh-too-clever cat Billi — are back for another gripping episode of their show. This week, they go the heart of innovation — Silicon Valley — to talk about the unbelievable story of Theranos. The American health technology company’s story is the perfect example why blindly following a crowd is never good idea. Ask questions, make scientific inquiries and have a quest for knowledge, says Billi. Hear their chit-chat here!
Reminder of a not-so-glorious past
A viral video, an emotional reunion, and a lesson in history. The Partition of India tore two brothers apart. While one lives in India, the other lives in Pakistan. A video of the brothers being brought together after 70 long years was doing the rounds on social media, and we thought this was the perfect time to discuss this historic happening. Brush up on the Partition here!
A blast bigger than a nuclear bomb!
The island nation of Tonga suffered a massive natural disaster earlier in January, when the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano erupted. The underwater explosion was so massive that it could be seen all the way from space! Check out this detailed story on what’s going on in Tonga and how its people are coping.
Missed the headlines? We have you covered
When the week comes to a close, all you want to do in unwind and forget your responsibilities for the lovely two days that we call the weekend. In your attempt to relax, you may end up missing some of the interesting happenings from around the world. That’s why we started the ‘Missed Out’ section — a lowdown on all the headlines we think you should catch up on. Read this week’s edition here!
That’s it for this week, folks! Be sure to visit our website (https://www.owliverspost.com/) to keep up with all we are doing. We have a lot of exciting things coming up this year, and can’t wait to share our journey with you.