The transport tangle

Sujit Patwardhan

While cities are growing and there seems to be prosperity all around, the traffic situation calls for serious attention. The author outlines some steps on how this tangle can be tackled.

Driving the craft movement

Pushpa Chari

Craft education in schools will not only teach children invaluable hand skills, but build character and expose them to an understanding
of its green processes. Its introduction in the syllabus of classes 11 and 12 by the NCERT is a significant step in sensitizing children to handwork and creativity.

UNESCO and sustainability in classrooms

Sridivya Mukpalkar

UNESCO’s website on Sustainability answers diverse questions such as why should teachers learn about sustainability, how can they teach about sustainability and vitally, the website elucidates teachers’ role for a sustainable future.

My upcycled life

Nina Subramani

A very inspiring and readable article on the choices that we can make in our own personal lives to practice sustainability.

Those that did not make it

Zeba Raziunnisa

Some of the major issues that need to be addressed but could not find a place elsewhere are briefly dealt with here.

Plastic – a boon or bane?

Sudipta Ghosh
Plastic is a serious threat to the environment and has adverse impacts on our health. There is an urgent need to work towards a plastic free world. Conscious rationalisation of usage can bring down the consumption by 10-30% immediately. Strong political will and change in lifestyle can drastically cut the usage in the long run. Let us start with the awareness that most plastic usage is unnecessary and develop better individual habits for a better tomorrow.

One big jumble!

Kanchi Kohli
Where does the problem of environmental degradation lie? The land mass around us is fast diminishing, water wars are already agenda items of heated political debates and the world has warmed up to the idea of climate change. For each one of us, locating the problem of environmental crisis is crucial. Kanchi Kohli helps to give us an understanding of the issues at hand.

Education – service or business?

Should education be treated as a profit-making business, with schools operating on the basis of gaining the highest financial return on investment? Or is it a service that cannot fall into the sphere or profitable industry? How do we reconcile Read More …

Guiding you to the right career

All of us have wondered at one point in life, “After school, what?” What subjects do we opt for in college? Do we listen to our parents and choose courses that will guarantee us a good job? Or do we listen to ourselves and opt for a course that may not be attractive to a future employer but still is something that we desire? In his book, Solving the Ice-cream dilemma, Steven Rudolph helps you choose the right career and therefore the course you should opt for in college. A must read book for all those who are leaving school soon and for their parents and teachers as well.

Make time to stand and stare

Busy, busy, busy all the time, that is what we are. We believe that these days we don’t have the time to eat, drink or indeed even breathe. But are we really so busy that we don’t have a few minutes to just stand and stare? Recharge our batteries by just looking at the sun rising or the birds chirping so that our busy days are a lot more pleasant?