Only One Earth

This is the theme for this year’s Environment Day celebrations. The day is being celebrated on 5th June since 1974 though the Day was established in 1972 to raise awareness about the degradation of our environment and to encourage people to take positive actions in protecting our environment.I have always been very conscious about the…

Let’s get ‘Santa’mental!

A few days before Christmas I saw a reel on Instagram where a child asked his father if Santa was real. The father responded in the affirmative but could not give a convincing answer. The child then went to Alexa and asked if reindeer could fly and Alexa informed that reindeer could not fly. The…

Thoughts as They Flow

The best thing about teaching is that you keep getting great ideas being with kids. Luckily, I come in the acceptable teacher category and hence children come and confide in me their thoughts and ideas. Now if you have a son who only speaks of making games and pop culture references, I have to know…

The Corona Quarantine

I dreamt of being locked inside my house with my family ever since I saw the chipmunks Chip n’ Dale chomping on nuts and reading books by the fireside while the winter snow painted a white landscape outside their window in the Mickey and Donald series. Walt Disney had impressed upon my young mind that…

Science is a boys’ club | For

This house believes that Science is a boy’s club. Had it not been the case, there would have been more women scientists and researchers around. The fact is women just are not born to explore the sciences. They have neither the inclination nor the cognitive ability to understand the abstract or separate the real from…

Science is a boys’ club | Against

This house believes that Science is not a boy’s club and girls have an equal claim to it.   The Nobel Prize about which my esteemed friend mentioned was established in the year 1895 and the first awards were given away in 1901. I would like to bring to your notice ladies and gentlemen that it’s…

Respect

One oft repeated remark in the staffroom and also from parents on Open Days is that the children just don’t have respect for anything these days. It is a very simple word which can have variable meanings. On one hand it is a regard for feelings, views and wishes of others, while on the other…

An Uncharted Industry

A very Happy Lohdi, Pongal, Sankranti, Ugadi, Uttarayan to all! May our lives too take a turn for all the right things with this transition of the Sun. The week gone by was also the celebration of Youth, it being National Youth Day on 12th January, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. And it so happened…

Fear

I have a question for you. Do you regret not doing something which was worth a try? Yes! Almost all of us are guilty of having hesitated to step ahead and take action and most likely the reluctance came due to some fear or anxiety. Most often we delay or deny an action due to…

Criticism

The topic of this week’s post is something we usually look up to with much reservation. One usually feels that to be criticized means facing disapproval on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes. And it is mistaken for nagging. Some try to avoid it as they feel that it takes away the peace. Criticism…