An educator’s quest for answers

An educator’s quest for answers If as educators, we are not perennially plagued with the question of what is the purpose of education, are we doing it right, will our students be ready for life, or can we do it better, then we are not serious educators at all? The eternal debate that educators face, is what should we prepare our students for, is it…

Teachers Need To Be Vaccinated

TEACHERS NEED TO BE VACCINATED IF WE WANT AN EDUCATED NATION AFTER COVID-19 Ever since I started to work in education, I have been hearing, and to a certain extent even experiencing, the growing apathy of teachers towards teaching. While the competence of private school teachers is dealt with privately, the shortcomings of the government school teachers have been a topic of public debate for…

PRANA on Wheels

ON WHEELS PRANA on Wheels These are difficult times and we are all facing an unprecedented crisis in the history of India. While Covid-19 continues to spread, and cities remain starved of resources like oxygen and ICU beds – the human lives lost to this catastrophe continues to overwhelm. Lack of basic resources or timely administration of these resources continues to be one of the…

Parikrma fights COVID-19

ParikrmaFights COVID-19 crisis The year 2020 took us all by surprise – no one was ready for what was to come. Everything came to a standstill – and education was just one of the collaterals. But our children are not regular children, their families don’t come from regular socio-economic backgrounds, and hence, the situation demanded swift and timely action, and solutions that were out of…

We have been ‘on’, but now we are back!

We have been ‘on’, but now we are back! On the 4th of January 2021, Parikrma Humanity Foundation re-opened its four schools and college after nearly nine months of being confined in homes because of Covid-19. While most other schools would have closed for summer anyway in April and May, for Parikrma, those two months would have been very critical to have kept open. This is…

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…

AS I REMEMBER TRIDIB

AS I REMEMBER TRIDIB TRIDIB ROY CHOWDHURY Anyone who knows me knows that I like to write happy stories, stories of hope, aspiration and fulfillment. But today is not a happy day. Our friend and guide Tridib Roy Chowdhury is no more. How do you convert this really devastatingly sad story into a happy one? I have known Tridib for 15 years. I was not…

Indian Achiever’s Award 2020

Indian Achievers’ Award 2020 We are happy to inform you all that we just won the Indian Achievers’ Award 2020 for Education Excellence in recognition of outstanding achievement in education and inspiring social contributions. India has got a new education policy after 34 years. In this webinar a panel of distinguished educators & policy makers from Schools, Universities and Think tanks will try and decode…

A Take On National Educational Policy

A Take On National Education Policy | Shukla Bose In the past, the idea of reform in Indian education has usually been conceived in narrow myopic ways—confined to the enrolling of children in school and getting schools to function somehow. Earlier policies have never asked the question of what kind of society do we want to create, what are the ideologies that schools can ignite…