Telling it with puppets

Seetha Anand
The kindergarten years, which are the formative years of childhood, are ideal for children to acquire learning skills such as concentration…

Feathers in flight

V Santharam
Birdwatching can be a pleasurable hobby and is one of the most popular outdoor activities in several countries.

Touching lives

Radhika Shinde Vakharia
I have failed to understand how in a span of 35 minutes of interaction, one can be a good teacher…

Questioning the Aryan invasion theory

Michel Danino
About 1500 BCE, hordes of semi-barbarian, Sanskrit-speaking nomads called “Aryans” poured from Central Asia into north-west India.

Journey into the past

Achala Upendran
Upinder Singh’s Mysteries of the Past: Archaeological Sites in India is a guided, instructive tour through the ancient history of the subcontinent.

Understanding DNA

Chitra Kannabiran
The modern biological sciences whether biotechnology, molecular biology, genetics or cell biology…

Repaying a debt

Achala Upendran
She was a brilliant teacher; methodical and involved with her subject, involved enough not to let the seeming disinterest of the students pull her down.

Caught between two worlds

Pawan Singh
From home to school and back, classroom to sports ground and back, and then finally to the examination hall, a child travels various distances to be finally considered “educated”.

Left out of the loop… Again?

A lot of newsprint has – quite unusually – been devoted to school education in Andhra Pradesh in the last month. The AP State Government has drawn the ire of civil society organisations and teachers’ groups with its recent announcement Read More …