A meditative experience

Simran Luthra
When you think of stories for children, they are usually fantasies or adventures. Then there are the educational books. While it is wonderful to transport children to fantastical worlds, it is also necessary to introduce them to reality; along with magic, they must also come face to face with the ordinary. It is this need that Priyadarshini’s books Unsung Sheroes and Heroes and The Postwoman and Other Stories fulfill.

Hanging on so that we can hang in!

Sheela Ramakrishnan
Inclusive education has been around for a while now, but are those of us who practice it true to the spirit of this concept? Kanwal Singh, while sharing her own experiences, urges her readers to reflect on what inclusive education truly means and how we can achieve it.

Talking families

Chintan Girish Modi
The world is changing and so are its institutions, such as marriages and families. And yet when it comes to learning about them in school, we stick to the age-old definitions of these institutions. It is time that we left stereotypes behind and started talking about new-age families. Purnah: the complete parent is a book that nudges us in this direction.

Relevant for the ‘intentional’ teacher

Sharoon Sunny
Here is a book on the community of J.Krishnamurti Schools across the country. There are several insights in this book for teachers who want to make learning more meaningful. Tips on how everyday practices can offer teachers valuable opportunities to rethink and reshape their intent to teach can be found in this book.

More power to teachers

Simran Luthra
The everyday challenges faced by a group of teachers working at a public school that lacks funding and the comical situations that arise every day is what makes this show interesting. Teachers will find the show highly relatable.

A pluralistic approach to economics

Urvashi Nangia
Students opt to learn economics to understand man’s relationship with his livelihood needs. However, the conventional approach to teaching and learning economics restricts their understanding of real-life economies. Macroeconomics: An Introduction tells us why pluralism is important when learning economics.

Making friends at the library

Chintan Girish Modi
The book under review is a tribute to the institution of the public library, which offers a space, a service and a sanctuary. It provides human connection to the misfits and the marginalized, and to readers eager to discuss the books that they adore.

Bittersweet memories of Tagore’s Shantiniketan

Chintan Girish Modi
Rabindranath Tagore is a big name in the field of education. Most of us only know Tagore through his writings and of course Shantiniketan. But what was it really like learning and living under the care and guidance of Tagore?