Girl Can Do Anything Boys Can Do, Sometimes Even Better Than Boys!
Dr Minakshi Rohilla — How do you define yourself — I define myself as a woman who could accomplish my aims and dreams successfully.
Yoga A Way Of Life
A new series on healthy living — KEEKLI brings you an introduction to Yoga and the right way of living. We should pace our lives according to our own individual needs and not by what others are following.
If Only We Knew!
Sonia Dogra — Every once in a while, we hear stories of young children losing to life. While we do feel sad about it, If Only We Knew what to do about it… Vrinda was all of seventeen. She had put in a year of hard work and was ready to take her Class XII Board Examination.
The Changing Learning Paths
Dr. Aarti Bakshi — “Children are not things to be moulded, but people to be unfolded”- Jess Lair. School life is full of growth and change. For change to happen, all stakeholders involved (students, teaching staff, parents and the management) need to be included and be accountable.
Why Women Fight? A Look into Centuries of Discrimination Against Women
Sonia Dogra — “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” — Virginia Woolf. March is the month of Women Rights, primarily marked by the celebration of International Women’s Day on the 8th of the month.
Exam time… . And Student’s Blues…
Urmimala Mukerjee – Exam did not go according to your expectations? Feeling low and depressed? Here are some of the ways to handle and ease your set back. But before that, always remember, “IT IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD.”
Discovery Is A Process
Anita Pandey — How do you define yourself? I think, I would best define myself as a perpetual beginner and learner, since life continuously offers new things to grasp, understand and utilize in personal and social spheres.
The Parenting Puzzle
Sharmila Adhikari – I was reading this piece of writing by John Updike named ‘Should Wizard Hit Mommy’ where Jack herein was all efforts trying to appease his little daughter with stories which as insisted by his daughter was to be out of the ordinary.
Dummy Admissions – An Open Secret
Ritanjali Hastir — “Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour… If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?”
Small Steps towards Fuel Conservation Can Make A Big Change
Fuel conservation, biomass energy, ecosystem, pollution, biodegradable waste, among others were BIG words. Once, only used by ministries and government departments, in files and flyers, until the last two decades.
Homeschooling: Alternative Routes in Journey Education
Sonia Dogra — In an age and time when schools in the country are abundant and continue to grow in numbers, a relatively old custom is fast becoming popular. Homeschooling, which is also popular as home education is the process of educating children inside the home.
Why it Pays to do Maths in Classes 11 & 12?
Vishal Bhatia — Application of High School Maths and Careers in the Domain of Actuarial Sciences. This article discusses the importance of doing Maths in Classes 11 and 12 and how it can help with in a career in Actuarial Sciences.
Bimla Thakur — Despite facing several problems in her personal life, Bimla didn’t lose heart. Instead she looked at those people whose condition was worse than her and then she put all her energy and attention in helping them.
When Parenting Meets Pedagogy
Sharmila Adhikari — Spring time! Flowers bow and bob up and down in the generous and condescending breeze. The gardener is walking within — proud, confident and loving. This perfect picture frame could have bordered pedagogy and its nuances even a decade ago.
Charu Vaid – To coach is to focus on very specific tasks and end goals, without the objective of a well-rounded development. With that sentiment in mind, let’s embark on a thought provoking critique of whether coaching really is enough, and what primarily are the pros and cons of achieving of success via this format of learning.
Buns & Barrels – Bundle of Joy
Ritanjali Hastir – “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth” — a saying that not only inspires many but also seems to have been framed keeping in mind the bubbly and dynamic team of young women living in Shimla.
Women are Sincere, Hardworking and Farsighted!
Namita Lal — How do you define yourself–It is certainly difficult to define oneself but I think I am a sincere, hardworking and a compassionate person. Have you discovered yourself–Many situations arise in life and everytime you respond differently and realize that there are so many facets to your personality of which you yourself are not aware.
Where Technology Befriends a Child!
Sonia Dogra — It wasn’t long ago, that as a child, I loved to move my fingers on my father’s typewriter. This mechanical equipment lured me enough and tickled my inquisitive mind. Cut to the twenty first century. Nobody, yes nobody, loses sleep over a typewriter anymore.
Women are Power Personified
Jyoti Rana (HAS) — How do you define yourself – An inquisitive soul in pursuit of following the wonders of life! Have you discovered yourself – The quest is on.
Adverse Impact of Television
Priyanka Sood — Noted filmmaker, Shoojit Sircar recently made a case for banning Kid’s Reality Shows as they were corrupting children’s innocence and destroying them psychologically; parents are equally to be blamed for pushing children to such competitive levels at a tender age.
A SPORT(Y) AFFAIR!
Sonia Dogra — We are entering the lull season of the year. Literally the lull before the storm. As icy winds do the rounds and schools in the town wind up another year’s business, children are bundled up in homes with long hours to be filled up with meaningful activities.
Teaching through Empathy
Dr. Aarti Bakshi — While searching for his toy, my five year old son, Adi, came across the stuffed bunny rabbit I had when I was about his age. I, being a fan of imaginary creatures in those good old days, had named it then Bugs Bunny. “Where are the Bunny’s ears?”
Would you like your Child to be a Reader
Pramila Nanda — In today’s world which is full of technology, children are very adept to using an IPad, computer, video games or IPhone. How are they so good at it – even better than us elders? They are literally growing up with it – it is around them in their environment.
Both Men and Women Are Individuals — Not Defined by their Gender
Satyapriya Singh — How do you define yourself? — Ready to take on any challenge as a professional. Have you discovered yourself? — I discover a new part of myself each day. The process of discovery is endless, provided one is open to new ideas and experiences.
Simple Joys of Sharing and Caring!
Sonia Dogra — Recently I watched an Egyptian short film by the name of “The Other Pair”. Directed by young film maker Sarah Rozik, the clip deeply stirred my soul. And in the month that celebrates childhood and children, I thought our readers must have a glimpse of this beautiful capture as I narrate it here.
Not Really Child’s Play
Charu Vaid — I have been living away from India for almost two decades now. And my son has been schooled primarily in countries other than India. Also, by no means am I an armchair activist. For all the people who know me well, will easily vouch for that.
Follow Your Own Path
Neelam M Bali – How do you define yourself — I am a person with a vision and believe that one should always follow one’s dream. Have you discovered yourself — Discovery is an ongoing process and I am still travelling.
Oral Dental Hygiene for Children
Dr Ravinder Pal Singh — Teeth are an important part of our body. They help us in mastication, phonation and aesthetics. We generally have two types of dentition, first being deciduous or primary dentition, which has twenty primary teeth, and second is permanent dentition which has thirty two teeth.
Safe-Unsafe Touch: A Curriculum Necessary in School?
Dr. Aarti Bakshi — Saanvi, an 8-year-old, had accompanied her parents to an exhibition. She lost her way, and instead of losing her cool, found and approached, a guard, informed that she had to contact her father, rattled her father’s phone number, and asked her parents to come and collect her from the front busy door, where she waited patiently.
Education in the Country: Old Wine in New Bottle
Sonia Dogra — Education is a powerful tool. In fact it is the most powerful one. With the onset of technology, education has evolved from the simpleton it was to something more encompassing and real. Also, unlike in the past, more and more people are now drawn to the idea of education and it has finally found its roots in school campuses, colleges and universities, etc.
Healthy Eating During Adolescence
Dr. Alok Sharma — What is Healthy Eating? Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught at a young age. The following are some general guidelines for helping your adolescent eat healthy.
Challenges of Modern Day Schooling
Sonia Dogra — Schools have always been second homes for children. On an average, a child spends six to seven hours in school. That is a long duration.
ब्लू व्हल का घातक वार — ले रही है मासूम जाने
रीतांजलि हस्तीर – आधुनिक युग के माता पिता के लिए इससे बड़ी विडंबना और क्या हो सकती है के वह यह समझ ही नै पा रहे के वह अपनी संतान को भौतिक सुख दे रहे है या उनको पतन की ओंर धकेल रहे है।
Ghosts Don’t Have Legs
Adyut Dangwal — “We are sick and tired of these thieves,” I said. “True, they have even robbed IKIKI bank,” replied Ravi. “I wonder why the police is not able to nab them. I even heard that the Flying Squad is on their trail,” said the fattest of the lot, Rohan.
After the Secondary Education Milestone
Charu Vaid — Opportunities Galore! Grade 12, 10 + 2, high school, or whatever else it may get called, is an important, and humongous milestone in an individual’s life. It is a joyous juncture, and that of exploring new opportunities on various levels.
A Yogistic Childhood — Yoga and its Benefits for Children
Pankaj Kumar — Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that has trickled down the centuries and has recently gained value world over. It literally means union, is a complete path that helps individuals deal with physical, emotional stress in everyday life.
How to Brush Your Teeth — A Healthy Body Keeps a Healthy Mind
Dr Bharti Sharma — Brushing teeth does not simply mean cleaning them for a whiter and brighter smile and fresh breath, but it is extremely important for overall oral hygiene and health.
The Great Human Being
Dr. Karan Sood — “The revolution, confusion, and distress of peoples is, in my view, inferior to the distress of great individuals during their development. One must not let oneself be deceived: the many distresses of all the small constitute a sum only in the feelings of powerful human beings.
Importance of Sex Education for Youth
Dr. Alok Sharma — Sex Education Effective? Yes, sex education is effective for the teenagers. Studies have shown that comprehensive sex education can benefit young adolescence considerably. Educating the teenagers about sex assists them to deal with peer pressure and teaches them the art of communication and negotiation.
The Art of Parenting – Microbehaviours and Psychoparenting
Dr. Karan Sood — The way by which parents can modify their mircobehaviour in handling their children and have a concrete plan of action is called psychoparenting and is based on the principles of operant conditioning.
Board Exams — The Final Bout
Sonia Dogra — So, are we wrestling it out… well, maybe… you never know. As we enter the last leg of our preparation for the Board examinations, we must remember that this is indeed the most important phase. Having overcome our initial hiccups, we are now way ahead in this journey and as in a race this is the time to gear up and put in all the energy you have stored over this period.
Improving the Quality of School Education
Dr. Subhash C. Khuntia — The 21st Century global economy can thrive in an environment that has focus on skills around creativity and imagination, critical thinking and problem solving. Empirical analysis reveals a strong positive relationship between education and economic growth.
Celebrating Girl Child
Barnali Das — The Nation celebrates National Girl Child Day tomorrow. On 24th January every year, we celebrate the girl child, acknowledge her equal status and position in society and together we commit to fight the disadvantages, discriminations and inequalities the girl child faces in our society.
Earn Your Holiday
Sonia Dogra — So, its holiday time for the hill stations. With winter chill setting in, a long break in schools of Shimla is a matter of envy for students in other parts of the country. At the same time we are at a loss and keep wondering how to put this long vacation to good use.
All about Christmas
Charu Vaid — As I sit at my desk, I look at all Christmas decorations around me. Everything glistening, glittering, sparkling, pretty, and divine. Yes, it is that time of the year again. It is December, and every cold nook and cranny of my city, office, and home has the look and feel of Christmas.
Controlling Stress during Exams
Sonia Dogra — “Dear Stress…Let’s Break Up!!” So friends, now that you are all braced up and have successfully begun your preparation for the Board Examination let us move on to fight it out. Even as we continue to methodically work towards completing the syllabus and sorting things out, the best of us often get worked up and get those jittery nerves once in a while.
Gift a Childhood
Sonia Dogra — “Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons”! There is no argument for the aforesaid. While we eagerly wait to grow up, it’s not very late before we want to slip back into our childhood. It is only as a child that one can enjoy the simple things of life. A pebble can be as precious as a diamond and a shack is no less than a castle.
The Essence of Children’s Day
Charu Vaid — Children’s Day is observed the world over on different days of the year, and for a myriad of reasons. In recorded history, Children’s Day was first initiated to be celebrated on the second Sunday of June, in the year 1856, by Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, the pastor of a church in Chelsea Massachusetts, where he held a service dedicated to children.
Sonia Dogra — A step by step guide to face Board Examinations! The time of the year is just ripe for question papers to begin rolling in and stress levels are definitely not plummeting at any cost. With the Board Examinations ready for another lease of life, we are sure of soaring temperatures even as mercury dips low this winter season.
Battling Blood Disorders
Sonia Dogra — “Health is Wealth” is a maxim best understood by those who struggle to remain fit all their lives. In fact the scuffle with diseases is sometimes a long extended one and only those with courage in their hearts and a strong will power coupled with unflinching family support system can emerge victorious.
A Tribute To Morrie !
Sonia Dogra — It’s always a fleeting thought in my mind that what would it be like to look up some of my old teachers again. I’m sure in moments of reminiscence of school days this idea crosses many a minds. The only difference is that we fail to do what Mitch chose to do.
The Morning After I-Day
Sonia Dogra — Yesterday morning I decided to catch the fervour and zeal of Independence Day and walked up to the mall. En route I encountered a group of children who seemed to be getting back after flag hoisting in their school.
Let Us Celebrate Failure !
Sonia Dogra – Does the title of this piece perplex you? Read on to clear the air! Life is a roller coaster…. not for winners but for the strong willed who know how to hit back and how to hit hard!!! Friends, it’s time to celebrate failure… your greatest teacher.
Positive Thinking Encourages Hope & Belief
Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in. People often forget they have options. They forget that those things don’t really matter. They should concentrate on what they have and not, on what they don’t have.
Impact of Social Media on Children
Charu Vaid — First things first; let’s acknowledge that social media and online networking are here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. That said; let us look at how the presence of this aspect of today’s lifestyle is impacting children.
Exam Time – How to Deal with Pressure?
If you fail an examination, it means you have yet to master the subject. With diligent study and understanding, you will succeed in passing the exams. With the ongoing Board Exams, students are seen totally stressed out.
Break the Glass Ceiling Today
Sonia Dogra — The World is slowly waking up to girl power and they are the future. In a world that is so full of apathy and bloodshed, we need women for their strength, vision and tenderness to lead the way to peace.