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Footsteps for freedom

How about starting 2014 with a walk for gender minorities? Praja Rajakiya Vedike along with other organizations is conducting “Freedom Walk – ​​E​​nd Violence on Sexual Minorities” tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan-1-2014). This is an effort to

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Only a week for children?

   At DSF’s R.T. Nagar centre As evident in the pictures, some kids from low income families and those connected with them through Dream School Foundation (DSF) celebrated on November 14, this year. (Actually, since

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From Akka to Miss!

Coming from a family of academics, I assumed that teaching ability should be second nature even without formal training. And I’m apparently fine according to many children I have volunteered with although I may not

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“All are equal miss…

…Hindus, Muslims, Christians, boys and girls", were the heart warming words of Afreen Sultana, a promising class IX student of a government aided English medium school in Matadahalli, R.T. Nagar. A fornight ago, it all

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A Class Apart…

Have you ever observed or interacted with children from low income families (and sometimes first generation literates) studying in private or government aided English medium schools, in their school or outside? Who are their friends?

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Unity in Diversity?

Different language, faith(religion), caste. Similar socio-economic background, residential neighbourhood, age and school. Do they divide or unite? Fortunately the latter in most cases I have encountered over several years of teaching and counselling children from