Teacher as A Partner?

S Upendran “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” Jacques Barzun So true, isn’t it? Next month the entire country will go through the farce of celebrating Teachers’ Day. It’s the day Read More …

Behind the Dumb Act

S. Upendran Hey, why are you reading this article, you dunce? Don’t you have anything better to do, you blockhead? Listen, if you don’t like what I’m saying, just turn the page, idiot. Did the words ‘dunce’, ‘idiot’ and ‘blockhead’ Read More …

Are You ‘Sinistral’?

S. Upendran explores the quirks of language and of teaching in this monthly column. What is it that we have against left-handed people? Why is it when a student writes with his left hand, some teachers order him to use Read More …