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  • Musings of a MasterNi

    Musings of a MasterNi is a vlog of our very own Director, Minal Desai. Through this channel, she shares her candid and authentic experiences shaped by students, teachers, and life in general. Subscribe to her channel to get a very different perspective on education and teaching.

    Minal Desai aka the MasterNi is a second-generation edupreneur who builds schools for the future....

    She is a thinker, a doer and most of all a change maker. An enthusiast of systematic change, the MasterNi wants to create a community with a similar mindset and that is her ultimate goal. In order to do so, she sets high standards for herself and the school, constantly pushing the limits of what is possible within a school.

    She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and was the college topper at the undergraduate level. Thereafter, she moved to the UK to pursue her Masters in Economics from The University of Essex. Moving to the UK made her realize that there are stark differences in teaching methodologies and outlook towards education in india and abroad.

    Upon returning she started working with schools and has been in the field of education since 2005. In 2011 she took a brief sabbatical from the education field to co-found Warmly Designs, a design start-up that exposed her to an entirely different world. It has had a profound impact on her personality, even stating - “what I learnt at Warmly within 18 months was more important than my entire education combined!”

    Her exposure to Economics, Education and design made her ready to take on a bigger challenge in the form of a new venture called GEMS GENESIS International School (GGIS) in 2013.

    Now, she is the beloved MasterNi at GGIS who values professional growth and has sought various training and workshops that would help her be a better leader.

    Notable amongst them are:

    Educational Leadership Program
    Basics for Teaching through google
    Google Certified innovator (GTAGUR)
    Lead for Google Educators Group (GEG), India

    Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence from Case Western Reserve University Besides GGIS, she also helps with operations and design of other schools in the city including Genius Gems and Wallaroos Tot Atelier. Her Youtube channel-Musings of a MasterNi, is dedicated to the new-age education in India and through it, she voices her experiences shaped by students, teachers and parents.

    She is an avid reader and her favorites include Gijubhai Badheka (Divaswapna), Sir Ken Robinson (The Element), Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens and 21 Lessons), Jim Collins (Good to Great), Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged) and many more.

    Minal Desai is Married to Abhishek Desai-an IT entrepreneur. They are proud parents of two children who make sure there is never a dull moment in life. In her free time, which is rare,she loves to read, watch TED Videos, binge-watch shows like Chernobyl and discuss life’s purpose with friends.

    MasterNi’s take on Embroidery as her hobby

    E.P.I.S.O.D.E T.H.R.E.E MasterNi’s take on Embroidery as her hobby. Many of you wonder what do I do when I go home and how I unwind, honestly, I love my work and I really don’t need to unwind after going home. However, I understand the importance of downtime, it helps me look at things from different perspectives. The […]

    MasterNi’s take on Sapiens-Book by Yuval Noah Harari

    In the 2nd episode of Staying Relevant with the MasterNi, I am talking about my favorite and a highly recommended book ‘SAPIENS’ by Yuval Noah Harari. Sapiens – A brief history of Humankind is a book dedicated to us humans who are self ignorant as we are and still are better off than the other […]

    Sibling Bond

      Recently we have been into Diwali and break and the pandemic and all of that has put so many things of our lives in perspective, things that we took for granted have suddenly come to the forefront.   One of the major things was the relationship that my children have with each other. Since they […]

    The Importance of Maids and Domestic help

    Today I am going to talk about maids, one of the most discussed topics in all the kitty parties and among women. Recently we had a teacher who resigned because of some family problem and then after a week she came to me and told me that she is not quitting and will be able […]

    Indians – Are we Rude or Not?

    When you stepped out, did the waiter in the restaurant welcome you with a smiling face? Did the auto driver drive you well? Did the grocery person serve you well?  How has been your experience of the general civic sense that we Indians hold? My experience has been of sheer incivility. Not just one time, […]