Madness of School Textbooks

My first day at work was unremarkable. My boss had welcomed me warmly to the team and told me to go through the existing titles of English literature school books to ‘acquaint’ myself with the content and style. “Take it easy,” she said. “Before you know it, the madness will descend.”  ‘What madness?’ I wondered,Continue reading “Madness of School Textbooks”

Schools: Identifying Strands of Discrimination Through Anecdotes

When asked to write or say something about schools, most people would certainly seek the comforting refuge offered by the warm, albeit threadbare, clichés that cushion the topic, hiding the unsightly edges, lest it should be deemed hurtfully impolite. Singing paeans to such institutions of learning and reminiscing about those lost ‘golden days’ of mirthContinue reading “Schools: Identifying Strands of Discrimination Through Anecdotes”

Mid-Day Meal Scheme–An Unconventional Analysis

One important attribute that is essential not just for survival but also for the optimum physical and mental growth of children, is nutrition.  From the mere availability of food to the luxury of choices available in food, food teaches children the functioning of the society. It thus plays a very important role in a child’sContinue reading “Mid-Day Meal Scheme–An Unconventional Analysis”

Padhoge Likhoge Banoge Nawab

A study of socio-cultural deprivation towards access and inclusivity within Indian schools A recent incidence of police brutality in Minnesota, U.S.A, led to the death of a 46 year old black man named George Floyd. The ensuing global outrage at the heinous incident sparked a debate in India as well. Riding on the tide ofContinue reading “Padhoge Likhoge Banoge Nawab”

Redrawing the Lines: Why an Archive?

“Inclusive is much more beyond just enrolment. It is changing the attitude of teachers towards student diversity, improving teacher diversity within and changing the instructional approach/quality.” — Project Ekalavya Report (An Initiative by IndusAction) It is difficult to determine how I got here. I think the first time I really recognised the potency of communalContinue reading “Redrawing the Lines: Why an Archive?”

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