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 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
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
A creative writing workshop called Alfaazon ki Jugalbandi, was planned for the students. I was the facilitator of the workshop. Taking suggestions from my team, I designed an interactive session plan. Continue reading Mulakaat 3: Jugalbandi- Alfaazon, Soch aur Jazbaaton ki
As new children came, they greeted us with a warm hello. Not for a second did I feel that I was meeting most of these little ones for the very first time. Continue reading Mulakaat 2: The Beginning
She was getting late for work. In a hurry, she filled her mouth with the breakfast laid on her plate, took the keys and left the house. While swiping her metro card, she noticed that the metro she had to board was to arrive in the next minute. Continue reading Mulakaat 1: Run