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Value of human beings in religion

  I am very wary of people who are religious by profession.  My experience is that they are more eager to receive than give.  They look for donations, offerings, and other means of accumulating wealth without doing any creative or … Continue reading

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Snarls

“Shall we go inside the mandir today?” I was a little surprised.  He and I used to go for a walk almost every night.  I was following the practice inculcated in my childhood by granddad: ‘After lunch, rest a while; … Continue reading

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Ravishankar and Education

    I’m quite amused that Sri Sri Ravishankar thinks that privatisation of education can save our country from the Maoists (and, by extension of the logic, from other such ‘evils’).  I have taught in both government-aided institutions (a school … Continue reading

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Happy Teacher’s Day

  Life is interesting.  Even as a teacher in a private school.  A few weeks back a young man came to my residence.  He bent down as if to touch my feet. I understood that he was one of my … Continue reading

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The Sound of Slogans

1972.  I was in class 8 and the section was E or F.  It was the only section of class 8 which had both boys and girls.  Though St Sebastian’s was a co-ed school, the classes were usually single sex … Continue reading

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Gospel according to Father Veranani

Reverend Father Cherian Veranani died.  When the information was conveyed to me by my father many years ago, it did not evoke any feelings in me.  Father Veranani was the headmaster of St Sebastian’s School, Vazhithala, where I studied from … Continue reading

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Schools without Exams?

India’s Human Resource Development Minister, Mr Kapil Sibal, intends to do away with Board exams in class X. The reason is that the exams are a source of stress to students. Sibal wants to save young students from suicide arising out of exam-related stress. Continue reading

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