It is well-nigh impossible for bigotry and hate to take root in a child or young person who possesses certain skills and qualities.
Author: Rohit Kumar
What I Learnt From Conversations with a 13-Year-Old in Modi’s India
The utter confidence with which a Class VIII student dismissed the farmers' protest in Delhi shows that the road back to a better-informed India is going to be a …
Even as Godse is Celebrated, ‘Gandhi Zinda Hai!’
It is easy to despair at times like these, but as long as there are schools, teachers and parents determined to talk about constitutional values, democracy has a fighting …
My Experiments with Attenborough’s ‘Gandhi’
Being the most vulnerable and impressionable, children and teenagers are often the first to reflect a deep shift in society.
As the ‘Dark Side’ Threatens to Engulf India, We Need R2-D2s, Not C-3P0s
Despite all the naysayers, Rahul Gandhi has managed to traverse the length of the country on foot, gather a huge amount of public support and goodwill, and wrest control …
A Day With the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Haryana
From the size of the yatra to the desperation of the people who have come to take part in it, there are many things that are striking about the …
A Primer For Urban Professionals in a Floundering Democracy
No matter how much one feels one is doing to contribute to a democratic movement, there is always more that can be done.
‘Big People Like Modi and Shah Tend To Forget Their Promises. We Are Here To Remind Them.’
Eight months after the farmers vacated their protest sites near Delhi's borders, they returned to the national last Monday to remind the government of its promises.
Letter to a Freedom Fighter
'Please know that your life continues to inspire those who believe in the idea of genuine azadi.'
Countering Bigotry in the Indian Classroom
Young people (teenagers, especially) are open to reason and there is a very good chance they will listen to facts if we will but dialogue with them calmly, objectively, …