The hypocrisies hidden within

The last 2 months were very tumultuous for me as i was exposed to a lot of negativity while working with the homeless women of Delhi. The struggle they had faced and the fact that HOPE was a word that didn’t exist for them really made me question a lot of my own beliefs in the…

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The final days with my kids

Today while teaching in my class, as i was walking around and explaining to students India’s physical features in SST, i noticed Aman and Sumit playing with each other. They are the naughtiest of my lot. Both of them are heavily pampered by their parents and thus, any attempts on my part to discipline them…

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What’s your problem bhaiyya??

Its assessment time in schools and the kids have their final exam on. I am supposed to be administering to them a whole host of assessments so as to be able to check their actual level of growth throughout the year. One of these assessments involve checking a kid’s reading fluency. So, while taking RF…

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The moments that matter

Teaching is a very lonely profession and the more you get immersed into it, the more you start getting cut off from the outer world. I guess that’s the case with the starting phase of any profession, the more you work hard in the initial stage, the more isolated you tend to get. This in…

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A Simple yet Puzzling Question

I decided to join Teach for India after been moved by seeing a small kid stealing in the railway station. The image of his mature yet childish face along with an attached question “Why has the society failed this kid” is still clearly etched in my memory and keeps me awake so many a times…

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Seeking that Unneeded External Attention

The way our society is functioning currently, there is one thing that is clearly apparent: People these days crave for external attention. Now, if we were to learn from history, we would know that any form of external appreciation comes after a lot of hard-work or years of dedication and commitment. Its with your actions…

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Poonam’s witty answer

I had taken a temporary break from writing on my blog, for a few days it had even been extended to me not speaking with anyone. I had compeltely gone back in my shell as i felt i had a lot to figure out and during that time, i didn’t want any noise from outside…

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Weekly Agenda for the Smart Dreamers

The love that the kids shower on you every day makes you want to give teaching them all that you possibly have. Thus, planning becomes a very important aspect, one that is most essential in taking a teacher up from the normal level to the level at which he/she can claim to be a transformational.…

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