I will not be able to make it to Hoshangabad on the 17th since my train
only stops in Bhopal, there is no stop in Itarsi. I had conveyed this to
Madhav over the phone today.
It will be good not to delay the recruitment - if Anish can reach by 15th
or 16th, then you can go ahead and have the interviews earlier.
On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 2:49 PM, Rajesh Khindri <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Was mostly out of circulation last 2-3 days as was on the move. (And then
down and out yesterday!). On Saturday, Manoj and I were together so we
brainstormed about a few issues.
*Information Protocol *
- As all of us are working on various segments simultaneously, it will
be good if once every day each of us shares how things have moved (either
at the end of the day, or next morning), for those wherein there has been
some movement. This way, all of us would be on the same page. And will be
able to take things forward, from wherever these have reached.
- Another suggestion is that we have one reference mail that has all
the relevant links, so that it is easy to check and update. (Anish has been
doing this well til now, we can have a comprehensive mail).
We tried to figure out how to move fast on this front.
- Nitika, Akanksha and Anish have been undertaking telephonic
interviews. We will probably have 25% applicants for further consideration
after this round. (*82 *applicants till now? And about 60 telecons
have been done.)
- Suggestion is that all the shortlsted could be invited to Hbad on
17th for a one day workshop/interaction. That would be possible only if
Madhav, Uma and Anish are available that day in Hbad. Also, Kingshuk,
Nitika and Akanksha. You could do a mix of hands-on, written, FGD,
- For those, we are sure about, we can invite them for the Amravati
w/s and also indicate that they are being taken on.
- For those, we are slightly unsure about, we can invite them for the
Amravati w/s and tell them that a decision will be taken after that. (we
make some payment for the time they spend in Amravati).
- We were also wondering about an online test, if workshop is not
possible. Project Offices will then need to become centres for online test.
Slightly difficult mechanics, but should be possible, if nothing else works
- Any other suggestions? Also, any insights from Anish, Nitika and
Akanksha based on the telecons?
If Anish can reach on 15th night/16th morning, and Uma gets off at Itarsi
on 17th morning, this can probably be done.
- Translation spreadsheet needs to be updated, and translations
tracked on daily basis. We are falling behind on this. Do look for others,
and also check out if those who have finished (will finish soon), can take
- Who is going to do a rough layout? Any discussion with the Eklavya
production team or the Marathi Sandarbh team on this?
- We met Kishore on Saturday. He is ready to come for the entire
duration if we can get an order issued. (Probably also Bholeshwar). Same
for Shobha Bajpayee as she is teaching in a middle school. We have to get
an official invite from TDD, Mantralaya by tomorrow, because it is going to
take time pursuing the Bhopal bureaucracy at Secretary level. This has to
be top priority during next 24 hours.
- Kit material - Examine lists. Taking out material should begin
immediately. Who can anchor this? Akanksha and Sonu/Bharat? Help from
- As far as teams are concerned, we can have Uma, Anish, Bhas and
Kishore as anchors. If all of you are fine, I can try to formulate
first-cut suggestion for teams in the spread sheet that has resource
persons list. All of you can examine and modify.
- That will help us allocate chapters as well. And plan the time
table. (Logically, it will be good to have date-wise time table for all the
four sections, that will help us plan better).
- Travel and other logistics - can Nitika and Arshi handle this in
consultation with Madhav and me (and the concerned resource persons).
Again, this can be part of the same spread sheet.
- There must be many more issues that I have missed. Please do add.
Bhas - would it be useful if we add you to the ashram-shala mail group, at
least till the first training. I was a bit hesitant as there might be some
unnecessary flow as well, but in all it might be useful. Also, see links
On Saturday 9 December 2017, 5:03:25 PM IST, Anish Mokashi <
Madhav bhai and I had a conversation yesterday about the hands-on science
sessions. We need to understand how many teams will be there and to make a
tentative schedule, looking at the availability of the resource persons who
have confirmed till now.
Can you please look at the resource persons Google document and suggest
about how to go about this?
The tentative list of sessions is here:
A rough idea was that there will be four seasons of one and half hours in
a day (each session separated by half an hour breaks or one hour in case of
lunch break). We had tried to make a mock schedule:
Some topics that are longer would need two sessions - either
continuous/contiguous or spaced apart. We also need to look at the load on
each resource team and give them space between sessions.
We need a team for the materials for sessions - Sonubhai is there of
course. Akanksha was working on the list:
One team for handling other logistics of travel and other arrangements
(e.g. staying outside Prabodhini)
What other things do we need you consider? Please suggest about all the