English and English only

The English language seems to have returned with a bang. One can see a marked difference in countries towards the language, from across different parts of the world. In the third week of June, the government of West Bengal announced that it has decided to reintroduce English as the language of instruction from Class I,… [ Continue Reading ]

Travelling to School

Across the world, every morning school-going children get on a bus and head for school. A perfectly normal activity, you might say. Except that nowhere is the need for a safe transport system more evident than in India. With a burgeoning population of more than one billion, and few laws or regulations to keep children… [ Continue Reading ]

Wiser by the Day

With quiz shows like Kaun Banega Karorepati riding high on the popularity wave in India, ‘general knowledge’ or the quest to amass trivia in the mind has suddenly become fashionable among children and adults alike. It goes without saying that a child or an adult must be encouraged to explore the world around. For parents… [ Continue Reading ]