Heads and tails

Neeraja Raghavan
This poem is an outcome of the author’s attempt to explain about the curvature of the earth to her two 7-year-old nieces, who wondered why we don’t fall off the earth if it is round.

Oh, the magic of nature!

Sadhana Ramchander
I found this beautiful green caterpillar on a crape jasmine plant (Tabernaemontana divaricata; nandivardanam in Telugu) in my balcony.

A road map with a vision

Kalpana Kannabiran
One of the most basic lessons in civics relates to the Indian Constitution. But like most civics lessons, this is taught as a dry and boring chapter with no relevance to our day to day life.

Did you know?

Did you know that the Koala ‘bear’ is not a bear at all?

A tool for equity

M P Parameswaran
Traditionally education has played two roles – a conservative one and a revolutionary one.

No laughing matter, this!

Shalini B and Pawan Singh
Laughter with an active sense of humour, recent researches tell us, is the best medicine to keep fit and healthy.

Physic-al poetry

Lalit Kishore
A teacher should always ensure that classroom interactions are enjoyable and meaningful to the students.

Choosing the best product

Panamalai R Guruprasad
Once upon a time, knowledge was transferred from one generation to another by word of mouth. Then came palm leaves, sand trays and the chalkboard.

Schools on the other side

The debate on school education in India is one with many ramifications, and there is a very distinct drawing of lines between mainstream education and alternative education.

Shapes within shapes

Some of us like to puzzle over words, others like problematic numbers while quite a few of us enjoy grappling with logical conundrums.