Instructed versus acquired learning

Seetha Anand Vaidyam
If we think about it, in life most of what we know is self-learnt. This perhaps should tell us that we must cut back on deliberate instruction in school and give children more freedom to think and explore on their own. This process will enhance their ability to learn, which in turn will help them imbibe what is taught.

Habitats: Forest canopies

Geetha Iyer
The canopy is the least explored but most important structure of a forest. With tree heights, especially in tropical forests, averaging a 100 feet, canopies are difficult for human beings to reach, which is why they are not as well explored. Canopies are also the parts that host a rich biodiversity. A knowledge of the canopies is important in the sustainable management of forests.