Fail the method, not the child

Fail the method, not the child

It was John Holt who famously said, “fail the method, not the child”, back in the 1970s. However, this seems so difficult in practice. When we say ‘fail’ it doesn’t necessarily mean a failure at an examination or at the end of an academic...
A Gift… And Memories

A Gift… And Memories

Each student here at The Peepal Grove School, an alternative boarding school in India, when they leave, will carry back with them a gift- something they have either learnt or improved upon, during their stay here. For me, that gift will be music. In many ways,...
A Question On Reality

A Question On Reality

Many times in life, when we are neck deep in dilemma and do not know what to do, we often hear ourselves saying “I just want to do the right thing”. Here, a fundamental question on and for humanity arises. What is right?   In a classroom, recently, I was unfortunate...
For A World Of Colours…

For A World Of Colours…

Any minute of my life, I would love to escape into a world of colours where structures aren’t the predominant factors and it is colours that matter. A world where nothing else is known, but the bliss of enjoying the blending of different colours that results in the...
If I Believe

If I Believe

I’m not going to stop till I touch the skies, I’m reaching for the stars, all set to fly.   Dreaming big each night and day, If I believe, I can catch the sun rays.   The distance is long, the journey tough, The hurdles many, and the hardships rough.   But I’ll cross...