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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 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 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...

November 22, 2017

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” Buddha

I have heard people talk abou...

October 1, 2017

Before I came to the fellowship, I was working with an international bank in Gurgaon. My shift timings were Eastern Standard Time (New York) 8 30 pm till 5 30 am in the morning and then I used to sleep by 7 am. While coming back from the office, I used to wonder why hu...

August 30, 2017

I have always been fascinated with the idea of starting a new chapter by living all by myself in a place where where no one knows you. During my visits to villages previously, the experience always seemed fabricated because of the notions that I went with. Surprisingly...

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