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February 19, 2018

“You have been rusticated for copying. Get out of the class, you have been caught copying. Your marks have been deducted for copying.”

These sound familiar to you, do they? I have heard these as a student in school and now as a teacher as well. Have we always...

February 13, 2018

Gentle breeze by the lakeside. Women and Men of all walks of life. Short eats being sold. Minimal yet stunning stage set-up. Storytellers from around the world sharing their journeys through music. This experience would then shift to a larger space in the evenings wher...

February 11, 2018

I was born on July 19, 1991. July 19, 2017 was special day — not only it was my birthday but it was the first time on my birthday there was no electricity in the house. There was power cut at 8 am & it came back at 7 pm. As there was no electricity, I was not able to c...

February 9, 2018

The ideological framework with which colonial rule in India was imagined was tied to the evolution and perception of British society. The belief of being a civilized society guaranteeing freedom, a just rule of law and universal rights to its citizens made it paramount...

February 9, 2018

An article that appeared in the Foreign Policy magazine in December, 2015 spoke about a top-secret nuclear city in a tone reminiscent of the Nuclear Arms Race in the early 1950s between Soviet Russia and the United States of America. The article while building the narr...

February 9, 2018

1. Introduction

The Supreme Court of India after dismissing the plea of Co-operative Housing Society of Mumbai to regularize floors built in violation of the sanctioned building plans in 2013 expressed their regret over the increasing number of illegal construction in c...

February 5, 2018

Impatiently awaiting a phone call. Checking for messages constantly. Sleeplessness. All clear signs of a breakup or more clearly say an attachment too strong. I was beginning to forget what I was here in Kotra for. Lesson Plans remained as Just Plans. Classroom session...

January 29, 2018

“Peace on Earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas everyday.” — Helen Steiner Rice.

I came across this quote while trying to do a bit of research on why Festivals have been such an integral part of any culture. How do so many people come together and celebrate, k...

January 25, 2018

Have you ever wondered why our classrooms back in school would be filled with boredom? The teacher would always be the grumpy, fearful one? I never really gave it a conscious thought before I started working as a fellow with Kshamtalaya Foundation, intervening in a Gov...

December 14, 2017

It is said that 65% of the population of India live in rural areas. The major concern across of educators in India is to make the present generation learners future-ready and achieving universal education. Relatively, India is young as a nation with around 28 million y...