Are we turning into a Culture that values task accomplishment, more than relationship building?

Before we start, let us look at the definition of “Culture”. Culture is the characteristic features i.e. values, practices and goals shared by people living in a place or community. It helps in developing the intellectual and moral faculties of that group. Today, across the globe culture seems to be more individualistic, competitive and optimistic…. Continue Reading →

Learning by exploring

When I started “Water” a new block in EVS, I asked the children” Where does water come from?” Most of them said water comes from the shops, bottles and tankers.  Actually children believe what they see and till date none of them had seen a real source of water, so that answer was expected. They… Continue Reading →

स्वतंत्रता या अनुशासन ……….क्या है जरूरी ?

मैं एक अध्यापिका हूँ | अध्यापन ही मेरी जीवन शैली है |विशेषकर इस जीवन शैली में जीन-जक्क़ुएस रूसो की स्वतंत्रता की  विचारधारा से मैं काफी प्रभावित हूँ |शिक्षा में दण्ड से आये हुए अनुशासन को मैं “न” के बराबर मानती  हूँ| बच्चों का मन बहुत कोमल होता है |उन्हें दण्ड की नहीं प्यार एवं अपनेपन… Continue Reading →

The Culture of Caring

Every  true relationship rests on trust and care. The definitions / titles of relationships do not matter, even if it was within a family if the partners/members don’t “care” for that relationship. When we care we enhance the experience and value of a relationship. “Care” is important for organizations too. It doesn’t really matter who… Continue Reading →

How will I ever thank you for your sacrifice?

After toiling all day long, you still walk along. With a smile on thy face, patience in thy eyes DAD! How will I ever thank you for your sacrifice? I kept you awake Countless days and nights. You bore with my unruly manners and fights But nothing could earn your despise MOM! How will I… Continue Reading →

I don’t know yet! But I’m willing to learn…

I remember I had just briefed my class on how to write a Non Chronological Record (NCR). I explained, whenever they write a report the first feature would be the title, followed by introduction. I also added that they had to write some facts pertaining to the topic in the introduction section. Having discussed all… Continue Reading →

The “Prison of Possibility”

  It is a fact that humans have a natural ability to improvise and innovate. It is natural for us and ingrained into our system. We will, consciously or unconsciously, seek to do that. We constantly seek small to large changes in our lives. Take examples of general life – we go from being a… Continue Reading →

We Need Them Indeed

Which is that one thing that lets you sleep peacefully with no regrets, no grudges at heart? Of course, that one most important thing is HONESTY. It is one quality which everyone admires, which everyone wants to see in others. Staying truthful to self and others, not cheating self and others is what is called… Continue Reading →

“Are gadgets replacing parents?”

Recently on my trip to Chandigarh I met baby Rah. She is all of six months. Rah’s parents are friends from my college and we stayed in touch over the years. The first time I held Rah in my arms she started crying and howling to a point of scaring me. I wondered if I… Continue Reading →

Summer Vacations & Camps

After many years out of school, this summer vacation brought back memories of lazy afternoons spent gorging on mangoes, playing with grandparents in the backyard of their home, a lot of TV and a book or two. Fast forward to 2016, and summer vacations are action packed, there seems like no one has any time… Continue Reading →