The Classroom of 2021

The Classroom of 2021

“Necessity is the mother of invention”. While this seems a cliché, it was true for the situation we were in. If 2020 was the year of survival, 2021 is a year of evolution. The lesson we can claw back from the pandemic is that change is inevitable. Though the vaccines have been rolled out by […]

Nurturing a love for reading

Nurturing a love for reading

If you had to pick one past session that stands out to you in the previous year, what would that be and why? What made that class session so special? Online classes came as a surprise and as all educators, I too was engrossed in looking for ways to engage my learners every day. What came […]

Music & Wellness

Music & Wellness

A famous person said: If you lack wellness that means there is not enough music in your life. I read this somewhere and have been humming it to myself ever since. Whenever I feel the need to be well, I try to bring more music into my life. I often forget to do this, doubting […]

I’m a feminist but don’t want my boys to be left behind.

I’m a feminist but don’t want my boys to be left behind.

Scene 1: A girl and a boy are trying to climb on the monkey bars. Both seem to be of the same age and look like friends. The girl’s mother was clapping and cheering for her. The girl made it to the other side so did the boy. The mom of the girl said, “Hey! […]

Embracing Vulnerability with Courage

Embracing Vulnerability with Courage

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, who comes short again and again because there is no […]

Reflections from 2020

Reflections from 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged classroom dynamics and affected education systems worldwide when governments decided to close educational institutions temporarily. During this time, technology came to us as a rescue. It helped us continue the teaching-learning process virtually and equipped educators and learners with tools that were the need of the hour. It transformed an entire […]

To New Beginnings

To New Beginnings

Every year we habitually and customarily usher in new year with a lot of pomp, glory, splendor and merrymaking. New year to many simply does not mark a change in the calendar month but it is also the beginning of new dreams, hopes, plans, goals, resolutions, something to look forward to, something to drive us […]

सबक

सबक

‘रहिमन विपदा ही भली, जो थोरे दिन होए | हित-अनहित या जगत में, जानि परत सब कोय ||’ विख्यात कवि रहीमदास जी के इस दोहे में बहुत ही गूढ़ बात छिपी हुई है, जिसकी सार्थकता हम वर्ष 2020 में देख सकते हैं | इस साल हमने हमारे आसपास के लोगों और सबसे महत्वपूर्ण प्रकृति का […]

Adapting to the new normal

Adapting to the new normal

Sometimes life throws us in paradoxical situations! And this is certainly the first of its kind for many generations. For many people who toil day in and out and often yearn hopelessly to find time to stay at home, to just while away their time and do nothing, perhaps not go to work for some […]

हर छोटा बदलाव बड़ी  सफलता का हिस्सा होता है |

हर छोटा बदलाव बड़ी सफलता का हिस्सा होता है |

‘सफलता रुपी पुरस्कार का पूर्ण आनंद उठाने के लिए इंसान को अपने जीवन में कठिनाइयों का सामना करने की आवश्यकता होती है|’ अब्दुल कलाम जी का यह कथन वास्तव में आज की परिस्थिति में चरितार्थ हुआ हैक्योंकि लॉकडाउन के आरंभिक दिनों में हर एक व्यक्ति को भिन्न-भिन्न कठिनाइयों का सामना करना पड़ा | परन्तु इसी […]