This August, I was invited by Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss & Geschichte des Ortes as a speaker for Creative Coffee, a monthlyContinue reading “Creative Coffee at Humboldt Forum”
I am happy to share that presented a paper on museum education in India and Germany at EDULEARN19, the 11th annual International Conference on Education andContinue reading “The Educational Role of Museums in the 21st century: Case studies from Germany and India”
What people wear defines who they are. The multifarious identity of the people of India is nowhere more explicit than in the dress choices they make — women seamlessly transitioning from wearing an exquisite sari to slim fitting jeans, men teaming Nehru jackets with English shirts.
I had the fantastic opportunity of meeting the members of Culture Action Europe (CAE) in Berlin. CAE, based in Brussels, is the largest interdisciplinary forum for the non-governmental cultural sector in Europe. I summarise few of the many interesting points discussed during the two-day meet mottled with local and global news and statistics :
Learning a new language awakens your mind. Especially when that language is German.
In Koraput, a poverty stricken district in India beset by an abysmal literacy and Naxalite insurgency a new idea is taking root. Over hundred first generation learners of the Paraja tribe are learning to name and number at a Free Progress residential school- The Auro-Mira Vidya Mandir.
A praiseworthy accomplishment for a community that has largely remained at the fringes of formal education. Yet there is something that is deeply disturbing.
Invisibility is a condition of existence for the marginal. Or rather the erasure of uncomfortable truth by the society’s fortunate.
Mumbai’s locals are at its best an excellent psycho- socio profile of Mumbai city. It bears witness to the city’s rapid pace running day and night scarcely pausing to rest just like its citizens who appear overdosed on energy pills.