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

Overcoming Challenges to Peace

There are usually two sides to a civil conflict and no matter who strikes first, eventually both sides are wounded. Conflict arises in the first place because both sides stick to their stand, yet to resolve the issue, both need to be made to rise above

Gurudev on Independence Day

“There are two types of freedom – One is political freedom, that we got 71 years ago. The other freedom is to overcome our mental and emotional slavery. This can happen only through education and culture. This is

There’s an Artist in Everyone

Fortunately, I was born into a family where people were passionate about music. My mother’s side of the family has a lot of singers. My parents & their siblings, all had been initiated into classical singing training. I grew up in that environment, so it was

Agriculture in Punjab – The Tragic Story

Friday, the 27th of July, 2018. It is Guru Poornima. Today is also the day Fazilka becomes a new district in Punjab. Under cloudy skies we are driving to the Mahavir/Sadqi Pakistan border near Fazilka to witness the Flag unfolding ceremony at sunset. The paddy fields

Adding Value to Education

Only a human values oriented approach in education can impart true intelligence. Today, every parent envisions that their child grow up to be a well educated and happy human being with good values. However, education often fails to fulfill its true goal — happiness. 

Education: Information or Wisdom?

What is Education? How Did We Perceive It Being Students Ourselves? Being toppers throughout school and colleges and now being scientists ourselves, this definition of education from Albert Einstein truly makes sense when we look back – “Education is what remains after

Education – Mind Engineering (Part 4)

Building Other Faculties Of Brain Than Just Memory With the advent of the Internet, with more and more information becoming available online, students no longer will need to utilize their memorizing and information storing skills. Just as calculators

Education – Flaws and the Answer (Part 3)

Flaws of the present day Education System In the present day education system, creativity has taken a backseat while students are stressed with information from text books stuffed into their head. In this scenario, there is hardly any conceptual

Education – Important Viewpoints (Part 2)

Let us look at some of the prominent views on education by eminent Indian leaders like Rabindranath Tagore, Rajaji, Rajiv Gandhi and others. Rabindranath Tagore Santiniketan, a town in the Birbhum district of West Bengal was established by

Education – Then and Now (Part 1)

Education, a Vehicle for Knowledge An Education system is the knowledge delivery system for a civilization. Education is a vehicle, a Vahana for Knowledge, Jnana. An effective education should deliver comprehensive knowledge, comprising of