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Shakespeare, now playing on iPod

Coldplay and Green Day are Tanvi Mehta’s favourite bands and she listens to them religiously. And giving these rockstars company on her iPod is Shakespeare, writes Kiran Wadhwa.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2009, 00:57 IST
Kiran Wadhwa
Kiran Wadhwa
Hindustan Times

Coldplay and Green Day are Tanvi Mehta’s favourite bands and she listens to them religiously. And giving these rockstars company on her iPod is Shakespeare.

That’s how the 15-year-old studies Julius Caesar everyday. She has the play on her iPod, with the all-important soliloquies, and tunes in while travelling or jogging.

Mumbai students are using gadgets to evolve innovative ways to study. From downloading plays, poems and prose to saving formulae on cellphones, they are giving their textbooks a makeover.

“Act III, Scene II (of Julius Caesar) is in the top 25 of my playlist... Studying this way is far easier. I wish we could do this for all subjects,” said Mehta.

“We always encourage the use of technology for studies. This is helpful, especially in Mumbai where there is so much travel time,” said Jesse Vaz, principal of Jamnabai Narsee School.

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