With only a week left for the new year, I thought of wrapping up 2017 by listing some popular pieces which are my favourites too (in no particular order). Continue reading Reading Wrap-Up 2017
He asked her again.
Each time she lied.
She wanted to talk. Continue reading Wait
You are the star
In the night sky
Twinkling to make me believe
There is a hope
Even in the dark Continue reading You
Why do you fear to take that step?
What are your scared of? Failure? Continue reading Why do you fear to take the step?
I prefer to live in worlds of fantasies. I close my eyes to the real world, to escape from it. Continue reading My World
She dreamed a dream
With her heart and soul.
She took the most important decision
To make her path to the destination.
But it turned out to be a failure. Continue reading A Loss Beyond Repair
The world is talking about feminism today. People are coming forward to support women empowerment by calling themselves feminists without even understanding what feminism actually is. Continue reading Are we feminists?
She tried her best
To look joyful.
But he knew
All was a lie. Continue reading Pretend
He says that school teachers beat when students ask questions. Because of the beating in school, students are scared to ask their doubts. Continue reading Mulakaat 15: We Teach
After asking a few questions, to which he replied only by nodding or by shaking his head in denial, I got to know that he was scared of me. Some volunteers spoke in my favour, while others made fun that he should actually be scared of me. Continue reading Mulakaat 14: Friendshake
It seemed to me another usual metro journey until I reached platform 3 of Rajiv Chowk metro station. After deboarding from the yellow line metro, I climbed up the stairs to find a huge crowd waiting for me to become a part of it. Continue reading Mulakaat 13: A Journey
One could not understand why the story was titled Naitikta. Isn’t Naitikta doing something good to somebody? The second one found the story incomplete. They expected more to it. The third one felt that the punishment was harsh. Continue reading Mulakaat 12: A harsh punishment?
A need for Naitikta session was felt as something disturbing had happened. It was suggested that a lesson should be taught to all the students by narrating a story. Continue reading Mulakaat 11: Naitikta
For the very first time, I felt that I was making an impact in the lives of these children. Continue reading Mulakaat 10: An Impact
I was used to it as studying a foreign language in metro catches the attention of co-passengers. He pointed out words with delight and I told him that it was French language. Continue reading Mulakaat 9: Who is disabled?
A big motivation for a teacher is that her students have the will to learn. A girl named Kokila had asked me how she could improve her speaking skills. My next interviewee was this child. Continue reading Mulakaat 8: Another One
With the same set of questions, I decided to dig deeper into the answers. It was time to question the ‘question bank of the class’, Anamika. Continue reading Mulakaat 7: A Tip for the Day
During one of the monthly interactive meetings of the volunteers, it was discussed that there is a need to interact with the students in a better way. Need Assessment of Students was required. Continue reading Mulakaat 6: Dig
I wondered why she kept on blabbering when no one was listening. Nope. I was listening to her and somehow, she observed that. There was an eye contact and I was trapped. Continue reading Mulakaat 5: Trapped?
I asked them on which topic would they like to write on next time. If I were God… If I were a king/queen… A volunteer joined in the conversation and suggested, “How about ‘If I were a boy…’?” Continue reading Mulakaat 4: Comparisons and Competitions