Meera Comic # 8

Meera knows her way out!   Meera is an attempt to address serious issues through the eyes of a child, for other children like her. It appears every Friday in The Hindu Young World. The comic is the product of a long discussion, over one night, about how Indian comics never target children. And how,…

power of words

The Power of Words

Words have incredible power in our lives. For one, they provide us with a vehicle for expressing and sharing our experiences with others. Most of us don’t realize, however, that the words you habitually choose also affect what you experience.

The Digital Library

How a ‘Jhopri’ School (School in a Hut) Became a Temple of Learning

Less than a kilometre away from the busy KR Market in Bangalore is a government school, which is an epitome of effective community participation. Not many years ago, this school was known as the ‘Jhopri School’, i.e school in a hut.  It was a dilapidated structure with walls adjacent to…


Pigeons: Fact or Fiction?

Would you like to test your knowledge on birds?


Activating Empathy: A Roadmap to Changemaker Classrooms

“The ability to understand what someone is feeling” – that’s the textbook definition of empathy. But when put into practice, empathy means a whole lot more. It means the ability to grasp the many sides of today’s complex problems and the capacity to collaborate with others to solve them; it…

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