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Lita’s Garden – To Dr Anand Teltumbde

Author Note: During Corona lockdown we were supposed to be home schooling our children whilst keeping up our own full-time work. Struggling with the standard curriculum, which neither they nor I found particularly inspiring, I decided to involve my children in my projects.  It was July. I was making drawings about political prisoners in BangladeshContinue reading “Lita’s Garden – To Dr Anand Teltumbde”

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”

Two Stories

Author Note: Both the stories here are based on experiences I’ve had within higher educational spaces. However, the dominant caste biases that I present in the stories inform conversations on teaching and assessment practices in schools as well. Discriminatory notions of merit and entitlement shape a large part of schooling discourse, which frequently get bolsteredContinue reading “Two Stories”

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”