Reaching across, building bridges

Chintan Girish Modi

December 16, 2014 will come to be considered a black day in education as nearly 140 innocent children lost their lives inTaliban’s attack of the Army Public School in Peshawar. In this short piece students in India share their heartfelt grief.

Multi-threaded math

Ragini Ramalingam
Is mathematics only about numbers? Is it too abstract? How can one get interested in this subject? This article explains why mathematics can be a life-changer and how it is linked to other sciences.

A class apart

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A class becomes what it is not just due to the pupils or the teacher but the way lessons are taught. A student’s take on why she finds her music class and her music teacher the best among all.

Once upon an afternoon in Pathanwadi

Joanita Pinto

Children are unpredictable. A group of children from a small government school in a Mumbai slum took Joanita by complete surprise with their confidence and knowledge.

A place to dare and dream

Jaya Rangarajan
Are we making the world a safe place for our children? As concerned parents, teachers and citizens, it is the responsibility of adults to ensure that children can nurture their dreams, and for this, it is important that adults change the world into a place that respects the dignity of children.

Getting ready for school

Srividhya Chandrasekaran

Sending her tiny tot off to his first school is always a trying time for a mother. A young mother shares her anxiety along with giving us suggestions on how the mother and the child can make this new phase in their lives a tension free one.

Two days of ‘real’ fun

Sahir D’Souza My school, Shishuvan, hosts either a project-day or a fair every year. They are times of anticipation and fun for all of us. Last year, which was my first year at the school, we had the fair. The Read More …

Sharing spaces equally

Vivek Vellanki
Does the classroom belong to the teacher or to the student? Should not this sacred space be shared equally by both? How can the teacher and the student find their voices and work together? Presenting a student’s angst against the school system.

Music for a cause

Ramya Ramalingam

A first person account of a student’s effort to raise funds for a good cause through her music.

Open up. Live a little.

Aditi Parekh

Do you learn only when you go to school? At 16, this author dropped out of school because she believes that she has a lot more to learn from life. Read her experience so far.