“Dad, why is being sent to the Principal’s office a bad thing?” Asks R Mahajan, my daughter, a fifth grader at the Chirag School. “Where did you hear that, R Mahajan?” “I read it in Calvin & Hobbes.” “And I’ve heard it in Shin Chan and the other TV serials” chimes in A Mahajan, who … Continue reading Dad, what’s a report card? (And other questions from the fear-free school) →
The village school is a stereotype. We expect people from lower income families to send their kids there. The average class size is 40 or 50 kids. The teaching methodology is traditional rote learning so the academic performance is expected to be average at best. A teacher slapping a student raises no eyebrows. We don’t … Continue reading The Hindi-medium village school better than Pathways →
Happy kids, with no exams and little homework. Exceptional academic ability. All this in a Hindi medium village school!
A 16 year old volunteer writes about his Uncity experiences. What he has learnt. And what changed.
We are making our Himalayan home into a hub for personal growth. We’re crowd-sourcing the name. Imagine a serene place where people will come to learn and grow. An inspiring learning space, this will be a future home to many types of Himalayan Retreats ranging from mindfulness to astronomy to writing. Among other things, we … Continue reading Help us name this place →
What does a village girl think? What does she feel about her village, her life and her future? All posts on Uncity so far are from the Urban expat. This post is a first hand view from a village girl, which she wrote in Hindi. Please take the time to read it through. Contributor : Neha Aarya … Continue reading The other view : The village girl writes →