Re-imagining Freedom Of Children In Classroom

Re-imagining Freedom Of Children In Classroom

It's been over two years since we started living with the Corona Virus and the uncertainty that it brings. During this time, many perspectives, habits, ideologies, methodologies, and even lifestyles have seen evolution in ways we had not fathomed. A densely populated...

Charcha – An Ode To Math and Science

Charcha – An Ode To Math and Science

A typical day at Aavishkaar begins with a Charcha (discussion) - the entire team huddles around in a circle as one of us sparks up a discussion on a math or a science topic. From algebra to velocity, we explore them all, in a way that picks our brain for hours, days,...

The Fading Smiles of ODISHA : Laws and Ignorance

The Fading Smiles of ODISHA : Laws and Ignorance

While walking through various routes in Odisha, whether it be rural or urban pathways, one would truly see the gaps in development. The disparity between the development index, as compared to other states, is huge. However, there is one common thing that exists here...

How Caste And Migration Are Deeply Intertwined Even Today

How Caste And Migration Are Deeply Intertwined Even Today

Almost half of India’s population is migrants, meaning that about 600 million Indians live in a place other than the one they originally belong to. For most of them, though, migration has become a primary survival strategy. Unless you lived under a rock, the hardships...

Gender Training And A Progressive Village

Gender Training And A Progressive Village

Gender training sessions are used to bring behavioural change among individuals, collectives or organizations towards:1. Gender equality: Equal rights, resources and opportunities for all genders2. Gender sensitivity: Awareness about gender roles in our life3. Gender...

Samras Gram Yojna : An Experiment In Governance

Samras Gram Yojna : An Experiment In Governance

Gujarat recently conducted their Panchayat and Local Bodies’ elections in December 2021. During this time, one phrase that I heard numerous times was, ‘Samaras Panchayat’. It intrigued me because I heard it in the context of how state government promotes it but there...

Yeh Bahut Mehenga Hai

"Why should I pay THAT MUCH when I can buy something exactly like it at _______ for half the price?!" (one may fill the blank with the name of any High Street shop)  More than a century ago, English artist and activist William Morris argued that "nothing should...

Ethics Of Teaching

Ethics Of Teaching

Picture only for representation purpose (Clicked by Itishree, a 2018 fellow) Think about your favourite teacher. They can be your primary school teacher or your college faculty but all of us have had at least one “favourite” teacher who had a profound effect on our...

Lessons In Development: Then And Now

Lessons In Development: Then And Now

On the second day in my current home, Khandar, a tehsil in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, my idea of development took a major hit. After spending the day under hot sun, it started pouring heavily and the area was filled with water. Since the majority of the inroads I have...