Ralegan: The story of a rural dream come true

Ralegan is a small village with a total population of around 2,300. It has developed by leaps and bounds in a period of 20 years. The five principles adopted by this village are nashabandhi (non-addiction), nasbandhi, charbandhi, khurabandhi and shramadan.This village has attained worldwide...

Insensitivities of people

There are so many sensitivities and insensitivities taking place around us. In this project we have tried to discover few of them.Indian sensitivities through our eyes:Insensitivity on the roads: So many accidents are taking place on Indian roads. Are we really sensitive towards those...

A peep into the future of food

My dream of India in the 22nd century shows water of our five great rivers of the north, harnessed into one great canal, which in turn, distributes water to every corner of the country. I dream that our future generations will never have to face...

Hungry in the land of plenty

One day I came back from school, I was hungry... I looked for a samosa but my sister had eaten it all up. I guess she was as hungry as I was. I thought for a while and asked myself, ‘do you think there...

Learning Creatively

Gijubhai Badheka was deeply influenced by ancient Indian methods of teaching and opposed the conventional schooling system. He speaks of his views on improving the education system in his books ‘Divaswapna’ or daydreaming, and ‘Education in Primary Schools’.Gijubhai used story telling as a means...

Education that is and education that should be

Mr Examination Oh, my dear examination I have made no preparation I’m terribly afraid of you Kindly advise me what to do You are early, but I’m very late And daily losing weight Please go and go you must, Let me learn my lesson first. Get out of my room Now that’s something!!!What education...

The changing face of childhood dreams

Dreams - the word itself, sounds so fascinating. Everyone has different dreams. Dreams are actually our aspirations.Dreams are of different types. Some dreams, like touching the sun, are impossible. Some are extremely silly. When I was five and was asked about what I wanted...

Children of a lesser god

This is the story of a small boy of my age working next door. His name is Bharat.His parents could not afford his studies and food. So they sent him to someone’s house to work as a servant. He was interested in studies. But...

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