Leadership: From mob to movement

Leadership is a manifestation of strong love and compassion for people. It represents a commitment to principles. In that sense, a certain degree of leadership is dormant in every individual. The challenge comes when one has to nurture it. A true leader—whether political, religious or social—has

NUTRITIOUS SEEDS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates, father of Medicine. Ahara (food) is the basic need for an individual and an important tool in Ayurveda. Ahara acts as Aushadha (medicine). Shimbhi Dhanya Varga (Pulses) in daily diet plays an

Enriching Education: Introducing life skills & mental wellness in mainstream education

Covid-19 has revised everyone’s timetable. The changes have been especially difficult for students – from kindergarten to university. Not having physical institutions of learning to go to as part of the school year has had adverse consequences – children have had to make do with online learning, a

10 Steps to Improve Communication Skills

Here are the 10 steps one can take to develop effective communication at work and in personal relationships : The first step to improving communication is listening. Listening is an important factor for better communication. Understand where the other person is coming from

Sri Sri’s address on Corruption

The big C of corruption can be countered by five more Cs! The first is the sense of ‘connectedness’. A lack of connectedness or belongingness breeds corruption in society. Often you see people looking for connections in order to avoid corruption! Corruption is much more in urban areas

Ayurvedic Management of Diabetes Mellitus

Ayurveda, the science of life, is the oldest System of medicine existing in this universe. It gives information about almost all the diseases which are existing and its only aim is to prevent the onset of the diseases and treatment for manifested diseases by various treatment

6 ways to deal with uncertainty in life

Learn from Past Experiences – Turn back and look at your own life. How many times have you felt like that? How much time have you spent worrying? Even though you worried so much, things still happened in the right manner,

10 attributes of a great leader

A true leader lets go of control He creates leaders, not followers. An important mark of good leadership is letting go of control. Are you in control when you are sleeping or when you are dreaming? Can you control any other function in your body? Your heart pumps oxygen on

Teacher-Student Relationship: 3 Ways You Both Can Win

“When you are confused, it’s a blessing because in confusion a concept is being broken in your mind and a new concept is being formed. This is a sign of progress,” says Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The spiritual master shares profound insights on students and

Revamping Education

Revamping Education: Taking Pride in Non-Violence When I was growing up in India, non-violence was considered the highest virtue. In fact, my grandfather was a strong supporter of Mahatma Gandhi, and an advocate of non-violence to bring about social and political change. Modern society also has

Education For All

Written by Ashish Sharma   As a child and in my youth,  I would always feel uncomfortable looking at the kids who were deprived of education. I remember having a self drawn picture of children being taught in a

Technology is becoming 10x more powerful every 5 years. It’s time that Ethics make an equally fast comeback

Written by Ms. Resha Patel   Welcome to the age of AI. From bots analyzing thousands of words in a few milliseconds to predicting our needs based on facial recognition – we’re at a cusp in humanity. The current fourth industrial revolution has made

8 Yoga Asanas That Will Help Students During Exams

That time of the year is here when the single-minded focus is on the books and not on Facebook and Instagram. The time when the mind is focused but not relaxed because exams are around the corner. There is peer pressure, pressure from parents to perform

Ayurveda for Cancer

Today diseases like Cancer, HIV-AIDS, Hematological and Auto Immune disorders are increasing. They are very complicated as the complexity is at every level of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and gene expression. So treating such diseases is a big challenge. Surgery, Radiotherapy,

How Sanskrit, a 5000 Year Old Language of God, Contributes to Brain Development and a Bright Future

Authored by Ms. Resha Patel   Language can be a compelling tool for self-expression and self-exploration. It goads us to think differently; a few words can challenge us with new concepts. Etiquette, finesse in thinking,

The Intuition Process

What is intuition? There are three types of  knowledge or information that we get. The first is through the five senses. Most of our knowledge is gained by these five senses.               The second is

Importance of Love & Sacrifice for a Teacher

Chandana Madam is proud of her students. She has seen them grow from the age of 5. Two of them – Abhishek and Swati – are her real favourites. Abhishek, when he was 5 years of age, came to school shabbily dressed with a running nose.

Happy Gandhi Jayanti

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, what are the incredible lessons that we can learn from his life ? 1. A deep connection with one’s roots: The Mahatma who eventually became a global icon was deeply

Kids & Gizmos

“A look of quietude has befallen the play grounds, the serene stillness played merry-go-round, those pitter patter which trotted the freshly laid lawns are seeked, bewitched by the gadgets, couched in their rooms, they

Teachers are the Pillars of SSA, Kolkata

Information is not education. Only a receptive mind, one that is open to all possibilities, is the sign of a true educator. An educator absorbs, assimilates and then creates an environment for that information and knowledge to be imparted to others. In SSA each teacher is