Caring for the natural world

Roshen Dalal If we can create a culture of non-violence today, beginning with the classroom, we will move towards a better future. There may be many ways to do this, but here are two possible suggestions. Before focusing on people, Read More …

The culture of community building

Anandhi For many years I have been connected to the Waldorf school movement in India. Rudolph Steiner, the inspiration behind Waldorf schools, speaks of education as a ‘social, cultural deed’. The expression of any culture is reflected in its art Read More …

Building a better tomorrow

Gita Krenek What is culture? Culture can mean many different things to different people. To clarify my own mind, I imagined I was trying to describe the ‘culture’ (how we are, our way of life) of my own country to Read More …

Both top down and bottom-up!

Ritika Chawla Monday morning 8 a.m: As I walk towards WCS, a charter school in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, USA, I see the friendly face of the school leader standing at the gate and shaking hands with every student as they enter Read More …

Breaking the silence

Affirming cultures of gender justice Anjali Monteiro As I sit down to write this, we are in the midst of a social media storm, which started with a #MeToo campaign, that sought testimonies from survivors across the globe, in order Read More …

Turning the lens on society

Sunanda Ali ‘Culture’ is a word which means so many different things; it can mean ‘values’, ‘beliefs’, ‘habits’, ‘conventions’. It can mean the bedrock on which a society is founded, the often unwritten ‘rules’ we live by, the lens through Read More …

Birthday parties, train journeys and vacations

Geetha Durairajan Many of you who read the title of this article will probably wonder what the link is between these three phrases. “Write an essay / a paragraph on ‘how you spent your birthday’ / ‘your first train journey’ Read More …

Cultivating a secular spirit

Sheel The school as we know it today is a structured way of learning about the world, in which many of our traditional ways of life and cultural values, particularly those that carry a stamp of religion, are sidelined. India Read More …

Popular culture and its role in classrooms

Usha Pandit Culture is identity. It represents immersion in social and ethical values that a society embraces, practices and cherishes. It has an emotional impact on people, many of whom fight hardships to preserve it against what they perceive as Read More …