Golden memories

S.Radha Prathi

A 50 year old school and its brave founder–Sri Vidya Mandir and Leela miss– have a lot of inspirational stories of struggle, challenges and survival to narrate. Take a peek into the journey of the school and its founder though the eyes of an old student.

Indian by choice

Chintan Girish Modi
Teachers who may want to talk to their students about the Indian freedom struggle can now include Freda Bedi in their conversations Who was Freda Bedi? She was not born on Indian soil but devoted herself totally to India. Her story needs to be read.

Stories waiting to be told

Sharmila Govande

There is a story in each one of us and Siddharth and Smriti through their organization, Soulify, help bring these stories out. Through the medium of art, drama, and storytelling Soulify helps us get in touch with our creative side, thereby empowering and enabling us.

Where the real friends are the textbook

Chiara Bockstahler
Can genuine spaces be created in government schools to encourage peer to peer learning? How does learning take place in this kind of atmosphere? Here is a profile of such a space called Creativity Adda where peer to peer learning takes place.

The change agent

Ankita Rajasekharan and Zakeeya Zahra Abbas

How many of us are likely to believe that a group of orphans, uninitiated in the ways of the world, can be integrated smoothly in an IB school? Asma Zaidi, an educationist and Montessori trainer, did and started the Focus Bridge School to take on this challenge.

When questions turn into answers

Shree Singh Kuriyal

Kinzom Khampa is a petite and spirited teacher who weaned her students away from passive inaction to active participation in class. This is her story.

Love is all you need

Shree Singh Kuriyal

Teaching is one of the most difficult professions there is. And that is why we must celebrate every teacher who is putting his/her efforts into creating a wonderful world for children. Here we profile a teacher from Uttarkashi–Tashi Dolma.

A hilly trail of books

Nabanita Deshmukh

The Lohit Youth Library Network has completed 10 successful years of spreading the joy of reading. With its 13 libraries spread across Arunachal Pradesh, the Network of youth voluteers guided by their ‘guru’, Satyanarayan Mundayoor, has managed to inspire a reading movement in the valley.

Jhamtse Gatsal: Garden of love and compassion

Risha Borooah

Nestled amidst the beautiful hills of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is Jhamtse Ghatsal, a school for orphans, abandoned children, and children of single parents. Here children learn apart from their academic subjects, the language of love and compassion.

The English teacher of Pilang

Shree Singh Kuriyal
This is an amazing story of a Government school teacher from Uttarkashi district who fought against all odds to teach English to his students at the Pilang primary school. From creating a child- friendly environment to contextualising lessons, from using word webs and stories, rhymes and songs, he did it all and managed to achieve a feat hitherto unknown in that school. Read all about this passionate English teacher.