Prof. Manish Jain is an Associate Teaching Professor at Center for Creative Learning (CCL), a lab in IIT Gandhinagar, whose goal is to create and foster makers who can take innovation to the next level.

In this episode, Prof. Jain speaks to Swami about how the education systems robs children of their sense of wonder, the role of the CCL in training teachers and helping students rekindle their joy of learning science, and his Khichidi Theory of Education.

What is ContraMinds?

Contraminds focuses on long form conversations with people who are the best minds in their business or profession. It is a journey of discovery of what went into making them craftsmen of their profession to drive peak performance.

It attempts to decode where do they draw their inspiration from, people who they look-up to, what motivates them to do be the best in what they do, what are the rituals that they follow in their quest for excellence, how do they handle their success and failure, what are some deep-rooted beliefs that have helped them get to where they are and what keeps them going. Thereby, helping us learn to be the best in what we do.

What Can You Find On ContraMinds?

You almost always want to know what goes into somebody becoming world-class. It does not matter what profession he or she is from – sports, business, entrepreneurship, music, movies, the arts, medicine, law, architecture, finance, education, and the like. What really matters is to know how they discovered their passion, what are the struggles that they had to go through in their path to success, what does it take for them to stay on top of their profession, what are kind of sacrifices they have had to make, who are people who have helped them along their journey and what drives them to be best in what they do, their internal and external benchmarks etc.

This platform is an attempt to decode all of the dimensions presented above for you.

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