Resilience, Prudence, Humility: Learning from the ‘Greatest Gen’

Resilience, Prudence, Humility: Learning from the ‘Greatest Gen’ The Greatest Generation lived through the greatest horrors of the 20th century, we must learn from them A statute of Mahatma Gandhi. Credit: DH Photo For many, it will not be easy to put behind the trauma of 2020. They would have lost their dear ones to Covid-19. As we welcome the new year with hope and…

On the National Education Policy

New Education Policy Ever since the draft National Education Policy, 2019, was released on May 31, we have read many comments in the media by erudite scholars. What has been discussed is the framework and the structure of the policy, but not its spirit. Educators with great experience, some of whom I know personally, have crafted this policy. It is sad that some regions have…

Gems beneath the rot

There are some days in your life that re-ignite belief in what you do. Yesterday was one such day. It will stay etched in my memory to revisit whenever I feel low. And in my kind of work such days are not rare. After 15 years of successfully running 4 schools and college for marginalized children, Parikrma began training teachers from 330 government schools. Seeing…