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Why Name Gullybaba?

It is said that a name defines the core of who you are. The name Gullybaba also is the biggest testament of who we are, what we do and what we strive for

The very name Gullybaba is a combination of two words, viz., ‘Gully’ and ‘Baba’. The word 'Gully' comes from the ancient game played in Rural India–Tip cat. In Hindi we call it Gully Danda " गुल्ली डंडा " which symbolises Focus & Force. The word 'Baba' stands for teacher, an embodiment of Respect & Honour. And these are the fundamental parameters for achieving success. The reasons why the word Gully is incorporated in our name are as follows:



In the play Gully Danda, focus plays a pivotal part. Even if the force is applied, but focus is not taken care of, there is every chance that the Gully will take more elevation and less distance. And this will result into catching the Gully by the opposing team and subsequently the hitter will lose his turn.

Same is true in the field of education. Hard work without focus is like thought without action, which bears no fruit. Hard work with focused approach yields the required result.



Fitness is the most important aspect in the play known as Gully Danda or Tip Cat. The more is the force, the more distance the Gully will traverse.

This is exactly true in education arena. Hard work has no substitute. The more you work as a student, better equipped you become for the examination, more knowledgeable you become in your subject and subsequently more becomes the possibility of your success.



The word “Baba” in “Gullybaba” refers to teacher. In India, there is an old precedence of calling Baba to a teacher, guide, the mentor. There is a folklore in India, “Bin Guru hoi na gyan” meaning wisdom or knowledge is not possible without a Guru(Baba).

In this way, the very meaning of the term Gullybaba is force, focus and respect(for teachers, for elders and for everyone), the three most essential components for achieving excellence in education. We at Gullybaba sincerely believe that our brand is our name and our nameis what keeps us moving.