Niti-Ayog and Basic Education

Sushama Yermal

A commentary about the government’s plans for improving the quality of education in India, this article asks us readers to analyze, debate, question, suggest and put in our efforts to help raise the standards of education in India.

With no strings attached

Amit Deshwal

Learning happens best when there are no boundaries or restrictions. Children enjoy learning if we let them be and don’t tell them what they should be curious about or force them to walk along a path we have drawn for them. Here’s hoping for a future where children are allowed to learn and grow without any strings attached.

Reimagining environment

Nimesh Ved
Is there a need for Environment Education to reinvent itself, to become more political and allow students to see the interconnections that is integral to all life forms? At a recent conference in Ahmedabad, speakers pointed out the need for people and students to question their lifestyles and respond to changing times.

Matters of money

Toolika Wadhwa

This year I complete two decades of my engagement with the disciplines of accountancy and management. In 1996, when I joined class 11, I started on my journey with the two subjects by making, what at that time, seemed a simple choice between studying the theories of management and cutting frogs!

Lightening the learning burden

Rishabh Kumar Mishra

Has learning in schools become a burden as compared to learning experientially? When learning happens in an everyday setting, that is, while cooking, driving or playing cricket, there is an inherent sense of joy which is otherwise missing in a school environment. The article makes a plea to rethink the processes of learning as practiced in a school, so that learning becomes more of an exploration and less of a burden.

Libraries: knowledge warehouses

Uma Shankar Singh

In the digital world of today, where we find all the information we need at the click of a button are libraries still relevant? How?

A tangle of problems – and hazy solutions

Ananya Pathak

Files, files and more files. There is no dearth of information on all the problems engulfing the Indian education system. But are we doing anything to find proper solutions to these problems other than to generate more files?

A vision for reviving an adventure

G Gautama
Has the concept of a ‘school’ changed in the Internet era? Have schools become forbidding places where few people are interested in being teachers? In such a changed scenario, the role of the teacher needs to be re-defined. This article outlines a new and a fresh approach to looking at a teacher and a school, and thereby tries to to revive an adventure.

Why value education makes sense

Brendan MacCarthaigh

Children these days are losing steam quite early in life. Desire and pleasure seem to top their to do list. They are witness to and sometimes even victims of horrific crimes. Why then are schools doing away with value education?