'I stare at the clock that glowers at me, like a demon crouching on the wall.'
More students died by suicide than farmers in 2020, yet, while farmers’ suicides are widely recognised as a crisis in India, students’ suicides are increasingly swept under the rug.
Our poorest students are not guinea pigs for untested educational offerings, passionate but unskilled volunteers, or be at the mercy of corporations who want to imprint their brands on …
'There is poetry in math, but our children are trained to learn both poetry and maths by rote.'
I got to witness the faultlines of our education system that make it almost impossible for many children to break the shackles of poverty.
While higher education is the search for truth, the idea of a ‘job’ is neither mentioned nor questioned. The search for truth, in fact, is the job.
Our pens, our truths, our voices are all being stifled under saffron rule.
From 'Mann ki baat' episodes to 'happiness lessons' in Delhi schools – when it comes to students' mental health, our education system needs to do to create positive change.