Responsibility of ‘teachers at home’

—By Ekta Andani Through this article I attempt to bring to the fore the generous contribution of our teachers at home in fostering prejudice Every Sunday morning at 11 AM a dark-skinned lady of lean physique came with a broom in her hand and shouted ‘didi’ from outside.  She was calling out to my motherContinue reading “Responsibility of ‘teachers at home’”

The Ugly Duckling

Lockdown has brought many kinds of problems in its wake.  Probably the worst hit are the children, who find themselves totally confined within four restrictive walls.   Most of them miss their daily dose of fun and games. There are some special children, who might not be able to play physical games, but they tooContinue reading “The Ugly Duckling”

IF WE WANT TO TEACH INCLUSIVITY TO CHILDREN, FIRST LET’S LOOK AT THE WORLD THEY SEE

A. Engage with Childhood Discovery: The First Point of Worldview Distortion Recently, in my pursuit of unconventional cinema, I came across a set of heartwarming stories that believed in the power of an unconventional and distorting worldview. More so, a child’s view: looking through the glass and playing with the spectrum of light so youContinue reading “IF WE WANT TO TEACH INCLUSIVITY TO CHILDREN, FIRST LET’S LOOK AT THE WORLD THEY SEE”

Tiny Drops Build an Ocean

All the anecdotes, stories, accounts here are narrated in retrospect; thus it’s foolish to assume that these accounts are the exact versions of what happened, because now when I recollect these incidents, I cannot help but juxtapose them against all the new perspectives, social awakening and continuous unlearning and relearning that I’ve done.  An importantContinue reading “Tiny Drops Build an Ocean”

Mapping the Journey of Being a Teacher

After a brief hiatus of one and half years; a phase that I now recollect as a sabbatical from the world of higher academia, I finally enrolled myself in a B.Ed course in one of the most reputed colleges in Kolkata. Owing to the pressure from the larger societal norms of doing something ‘productive’, cateringContinue reading “Mapping the Journey of Being a Teacher”

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