What is your best Valentine's Day memory?There must be so many passionate, memorable, heartwarming or heartbreaking memories of Valentine's Day. What is yours?
What is your favorite movie of 2012?
What, according to you are the traits of an excellent Learner?Many of the teachers I know frequently use terms such as ' he is a great student' ; 'she is an excellent learner' . what makes a good learner? How do we avoid prejudging and bias as a teacher in classifying our learners as good or bad?
What is your best Christmas Memory?Christmas is a time for families and friends, reunions and remembrances, gifts of joy. What is your best Christmas memory thus far?
What's the scariest trick you ever pulled on someone?I used to change my voice and pretend to be possessed to scare my brother ( I am not proud) I had a whole character worked out and then I became a 'vessel' through which various old ghosts channeled... when we are alone. My poor brother was...
When was the first time you started writing and what piece of work did you create?I remember writing a story about a time traveller as a schoolkid in the backpages of a notebook and the buzz it gave when my classmates read it... I also wrote a short poem about a piece of chalk being a martyr as it...
What is your favorite Stephen King story?There are so many great books and short stories King has written. From Carrie to Cujo, Shining to Stand, Dark Tower series... The stories that made great movies like Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile, Stand By Me... Have you got a favorite?
What is the theme song of your first love?Everyone would've had a favorite song during the first blossoming of romance .. that brings back sweet memories. What song is the soundtrack of your first love.... does it still bring back sweet memories?
Ho much does teaching the same Events in History change from country to country?Events in history that would've made logical sense at their time can be completely unacceptable by todays standards - do we edit those unpleasantnesses out or teach them factually so as to ensure we dont make those same...
Have you ever fallen in love with a fictional character?Some fictional characters are so real, so close to us as the reader that it is inevitable that we may fall in love and dream of spending time with them. Have you ever had this experience? If so what was the character - could be from a book, a...
What do you do when you find a factually inaccurate hub?As with any collection of online resources the hubpages may contain a mixture of accurate and inaccurate facts- when you come across a hub that makes factual errors how do you react and respond?
What are the behaviours of a self-directed learner?There are some who want the teachers to tell them everything and there are others who are self- directed and use school and teachers as facilitation to higher learning. What behaviours would a confident, self- directed learner show?
What is the most exotic cuisine you've ever tried and did you like it?I love trying different cuisines from all over the world. I have tried English, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Tibetan, Indian, Mexican, Moroccan, Persian, American, Jamaican, Greek, Turkish, Arabic etc. ...
What's the very first video game you ever played?Whatever our age, millions of us play video games in their various forms, on various platforms. What was the very first video game that you ever played- on what platform ( PC/ Nintendo/ XBox/ Playstation/ SmartPhone or was it one of the older...
What is the best piece of advice you've received /given on writing a hub?There have been so many helpful hints on creating a great hub, increasing traffic, raising your profile or maximising revenue - what tip do you feel helped you the most in Hubland?
What's your best James Bond Memory?I've bee an avid Bond fan ever since my dad took me watching Bond in my formative years. Its the 50th anniversary of Bond this year... I love the books and the films some more than others of course. what's your best bond moment or memory?
For a relaxing holiday do you prefer the familiar or the exotic?I find it curious that while I absolutely adore visiting new places, there is something relaxing about going back to a familiar holiday destination, a kind of home away from home only with better weather ad no chores. what do you...
What book are you reading currently?I'm in the habit of having two or three books on the go at the same time: 'Thinking fast and slow' by Daniel Kahneman, Lee Child's 'The Affair' and 'The Years Best Science Fiction' by Gardner Dozois. What book(s) are you reading now?
All you Lee Child/Jack Reacher fans out there, what do you think of Tom Cruise in the lead role?The first teaser trailer of 'Jack Reacher' has just been released. All the readers who love the 6'5" Goliath that is Reacher - what do you think of Tom Cruise in the lead role?
Is having a performance goal better than an just an outcome goal?Far too often I see students ( young and adult) studying for 'exams' rather than studying and practicing to develop skills and competencies. Isn't it better to align the two and passing exams become a pleasant byproduct of ...
Did you wait till you found your best 'match' in a relationship or settled for what you can get?I know this is a sensitive question, but I am curious if (as I meet many who settled for what they can get and then complain about it) rather than take some time to find our best match. Does fear...
Do people really read long, information rich hubs or prefer short punchy ones?As a bit of a completist, I usually research the topic first and if I find that the internet lacks a 'one stop' resource on the subject, I usually create a long information rich hub. I am not sure if people really take...
When was the last time you learnt a new word and what was it?It is said that despite having a steep increase in vocabulary as a child and a young adult, we start losing the ability to learn new words as we just skip past them. Do you keep your vocabulary fresh by learning new words - what was your...
What are the best traits of your Dad that you are glad you inherited?My father was a passionate man. He liked education, self development, precision and didn't suffer fools. He also loved films and media. I am glad I've inherited all these good traits.What are yours you got from your Dad?
May I publicly thank everyone here: the hub team, the hubbers and the entire network who have made my stay here a productive, constructive and fulfilling experience. I've recently crossed 500 followers and 100k views. May not be on the scale of some of those wonderful high achievers here but in my...
I know its not very often we thank Google in hubland, thanks to their frequent algorithm changes and cyber meddling with updates. I wanted perhaps to break the trend, simply because of the unintended benefits of today's Google doodle. You see, today is the anniversary of Peter Carl Fabergé's...
Are our online lives taking over our 'real' ones?as we spend more and more time on social networking sites and developing links through online networks, are our 'real lives' increasing being taken over by our vicarious online lives?
Have you ever felt attracted to someone purely based on their writing?Do you feel close to someone just by reading the way they write and express themselves and feel attracted to them? ;-)
Although not on the scale of many others, I am mighty pleased to reach a mini milestone of my 500th follower.May I take this opportunity to thank all those here who are generous, supportive, creative, encouraging, inspiring, educational and indispensable in my hub-journey thus far!There are few hub...
What is your favourite movie quote and why?Which memorable movie quote is seared in your memory? Is it classic or contemporary? Romantic or realist? Pithy humor or philosophical? Achingly cool or slyly sarcastic?
Which author influences your writing most?It is inevitable the more we read the more we want to write. In the early writing there will always be strong influences from our favorite author/genre. Who do you feel influences your writing most?
What is your favourite childhood TV programme?Which show did you rush home to watch? Which one did you stayed up to watch? Which is the show that you sneaked up to watch?
Is there a book that had a profound influence in changing the way you think?There are some books that leave a lasting legacy of mind. I remember reading books like 'The Tao of physics' , 'Games people play' , 'Brief history of time' that blew my mind in the way they opened up new worlds and new...
In these days of unreliable investments and banking crises, do you trust savings?Are you saving for a rainy day or are you spending and enjoying life while you can. Are you a carefree spender or a cautious. Saver?
Do you believe in Feng- shui? Does order and flow enhance mood?I really get upset if there is too much mess and disorder and I could feel it draining my energy. AI though I am not obsessive about tidiness there is something harmonious about clean lines and decluttering.
Do you think forgiving transgressions saves relationships or destroys them?I have seen too many loving couples split up after some transgression by either party after a moment of madness. They both regret it later and wished they could've stuck together. Is it possible for a relationship to survive...
How does your religious belief system sit with your scientific knowledge?I was brought up a Hindu and married into a Catholic family. With such diverse religios beliefs to pick from, I am curious of how this sits side by side with all that I've learnt is science- physics, chemistry, biology and...
What next for video games?They have improved the graphics, tweaked the sound, added more devices, made you a controller, added 3 D , expanded online play ... Where will video games go next? Let your imagination run wild.
What is your favourite cuisine amongst all the styles/ nationalities?This month I have eaten British, Italian, Thai, Greek, Brazilian, Spanish , Chinese and Indian - I love trying new styles of cuisine and the rich cultural influences. Do you have a favourite?
Did promotion bring you the happiness you thought it would?Have you ever felt being promoted is a mixed experience? Do you feel you have left behind the things you loved about the job in the first place.. Or is it merely taking the time to love new responsibilities?
Have you ever re-read a book that was your childhood favourite? What was the experience like?I recently re-read some of my child hood favourites and it was a strange experience - some stand the test of time while others left me disappointed!
What is your favourite painting material and why?Different media give different artistic freedom and expression- oil, water, pastel, acrylic, gouache - what do you prefer and why?
What do you imagine will be the next big leap in social networking?After Google, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter where will social networking go next?
What's Love got to do with it?
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Is genius from nature or nurture?Recent studies have proven that spending 10,000 hours of focused practice on any activity along with assertive mentoring can make one an expert. But I wonder what do people class as genius? Can this be attained through practice?
Just published a hubmob weekly hub. Usually hubs get views even when saved unpublished- despite being in that status and even after subsequent publishing the hub views have stayed at zero!I have had three comments on this hub so far but the view figures remain stubbornly at zero while usually views...
What one word do you use frequently that you rather you didn't?I realise we all develop verbal 'tics' and tend to use some words which we rather we didn't - not necessarily a swear word but any habitual frequent usage.what is yours?
A humble milestone- just published my 100th hub and wouldn't have done this without the support of all you hubbers who have given your time, patience and kind comments to keep this scribbler going.A big , big thank you to all of you who made me feel welcome four months ago and keep supporting...
Isn't teaching for excellence better than teaching for competence?Is the target driven culture and the quest for getting everyone to pass assessments pushing teachers to teach just for competence? Is their enough passion to teach excellence?
On the scale of things( and others achievements) it is probably not much but I thought I should share the fact that my hubviews have reached 10,000 .I've been here 12 weeks and I am quietly pleased at that humble milestone.Thanks for all your support and encouragement, fellow...
Can love be truly ' unconditional'?Literature is strewn with 'unconditional' love- can this really be, can we just love without reciprocity and understanding, without a return for our passion and persistence?
What are the attributes of a Good Doctor?I am writing a series on articles for Medical Students on what skills and attributes patients value most in a Medical Doctor. I would like your opinion as to what you think are the most important attributes a Doctor should have...
Where were you when you had a your first romantic kiss?Do you remember your first (romantic) kiss, where were you when you got it and do you remember how you felt?
Is there a 'Real' you and a 'Social' You?Do you ever feel there is a 'real' you and you cannot always be yourself normally - where and with whom can you be really 'yourself' and what is the difference between the two 'you's?
Is it bad for men to like shopping ( cos' I do!)I am always being chided for liking shopping by my mates. I enjoy shopping and the act of choosing items etc. it gives me great deal of pleasure. Am I a minority among fellow xy chromosomes?
I know I am probably obsessing and should really wait a bit longer but most of my past 49 hubs started off around 50 score and gradually crept up once views started.I recently posted my 50th hub based on personnel/personal development and was rather happy with how it turned out.It dropped below 50...
I know there are many who have scaled mighty mountains in terms of number of hubs. I salute them.I am quietly ( ahem!) pleased I've scaled my small peak of 50 hubs in my 6 weeks in hubpages .Thanks to all the encouragement through comments and feedback. Couldn't have done it without you fellow...
What makes us human?
Are you a Hubbophile or a Hubbomaniac?(Hubbophile: lover of hubbing Hubbomania: obsessive hubbing) It's been my four weeks in hubpages and what started as a healthy interest in sharing has become compulsive visiting to the pages and interaction with the community. Would long...
Is love quantifiable or is it an infinite capacity?There are so many people you may love - life partner( wife, husband, BF, GF), children, friends - how do you measure your priorities and do you expect and get reciprocal love.
Fellow writers - do you think of the plot first or do your characters arrive in your head first?I've done both but I am curious about the creative process in others.
I wonder if anyone out here can put a tune to the Christmas Song I have posted. I'd love to have a crooner like Dean Martin, Nat King Cole or Ol' Blue Eyes singing it to a Christmassy tune but they're all gone now. God Bless' em.( Wonder if Michael Buble is interested..!) I know rhyming poems are...
Hi all, didn't realise there was a hub challenge forum for this - I set myself a task of writing quality hubs ( I think!) past couple of weeks since I joined ( and still working full time - insomnia has its advantages) I just posted my 31st hub and it has been 19 days since I arrived to HP.Do...
Just dropped in to say Hello to all. I am a new hubber and may I say how welcoming and encouraging the community has been to me in my first 2 weeks of hubbing. There is an amazing sense of bonhomie and camaraderie. I am glad I came to hubpages...you guys & gals are ace.