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Mental Health of Underprivileged Children - How Schools Can help

Yashaswini Singh

Mental health problems affect 10–20% of children and adolescents worldwide and are a leading cause of health-related disability in this age…

A Train Ride

Divansh Paliwal, The Mother's International School

It was summer vacations and my family and I had planned a trip. I was really excited and had started dreaming about the vacation. As I…

Potato Is Alive

Devansh Joshi, The Mother's International School

Once upon a time, a city called Xzoey had a superhero named Potato. On 6th May, he saved a 2 year old kid. Again on 9th May he saved 1…

The Bravery Award

Avantika Agarwal, The Mother's International School

Once, my family got an invitation to go and see army soldiers do their training. We got as excited as playful dolphins and agreed. The drive…

Classism in Education

Devika Oberai

Academically bright children coming from low-income backgrounds choose to not apply to top universities simply because they are worried…

On a Garden

Anushka Sachdeva, The Mother's International School

Once I was looking at the photos on my living room wall. I saw an old photo. A gleeful emotion filled my heart. It belonged to the time when…

Democratising the Classroom

Yashaswini Singh

As per Social Science NCERT textbooks, there are many ways in which a democratic government is better than an autocratic one: democracy…

Critical Thinking and Information Literacy: A Case for Expanding on the Definition of ‘Education’

Abhyudaya Mishra

Information literacy, as set out in the Alexandria Proclamation, is defined as something that ‘empowers people in all walks of life to seek…

Lending a Hand: Helping India’s First Gen Learners

Riya Shankar Sharma

An issue in Indian education that affects government schools across the breadth of the nation yet doesn’t get its due importance is that of…

Citizenship Behaviour in Schools

Devika Oberai

The role of a student in a school set up is usually characterised as being a receiver of information. Schools focus on learning material and…

Higher Education And Social Justice

Vibha Swaminathan

Policymakers are yet to define the nature of higher education. Is it primarily a service to enhance skill and hence employability? Or is it…

A Pivotal Balancing Act: Parental Involvement in Education

Riya Shankar Sharma

Policy-making in Education is a difficult task in a country with countless socio-economic-cultural groups. Making effective policy decisions…

From Instructive to Inquisitive: Re-imagining History Classes

Yashaswini Singh

Every day, we are inundated with news regarding international disputes, political upheavals, social changes and religious zeal. There’s…

What Makes a Bully?

Devika Oberai

The most accessible stereotype of a bully would outline someone who indulges in physically aggressive behaviour, which can be traced back to…

The Case for Politicizing Education

Vibha Swaminathan

For too long, high school classrooms across the world have shied away from topics that seemed too controversial, topics that could generate…

Making a (trans)ition to inclusive education

Yashaswini Singh

Schools are complex social environments that reflect the diversity of our communities. In liberal democracies, the responsibility of…

Bridging the Gap: We Can't Isolate STEM from the Arts

Riya Shankar Sharma

Until 2018, students in CBSE affiliated high schools were reading one unabridged novel every year as part of their curriculum. The texts…

Creativity

Yashaswini Singh

Creativity, in the words of Sir Ken Robinson, is a motivator, the essence of innovation, and absolutely important for the evolution of self…

Experiential Learning - The Way Forward

Devika Oberai

What is experiential learning? Experiential learning stems from developmental theories of Piaget, which argue that children are active…

The Shortcomings of STEM Education in India

Sahil Shaheen

STEM education refers to a method of learning focused on four disciplines - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. You may have…

Testimonials - Arjun Shukla

Arjun Shukla

Arjun Shukla is a final year economics student studying in Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. He is an accomplished debater having won…

What's Next? Philosophy in Education

Vijeeth Srinivas

Why do we learn? What do we teach? How do we educate? These questions have dictated how education boards design curriculum, which…

Levelling the Learning Field - Tech Can Do It Better

Riya Shankar Sharma

As 2020 takes a historically memorable turn, most students seem to have made necessary adjustments to carry on with their academic…

Competition and the Myth of Success

Vibha Swaminathan

If each of us got a penny each time we were asked ‘So, how much did you get in that exam?’ by a classmate, parent or relative, we would all…

Hello, World!

Team Aawaaz

While scribbling on the walls of his house an idea was born, the idea was - Aawaaz. Tarang Tripathi and Vibhor Mathur, our founders…


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