The teachers of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan from across 55 branches in India put together a reportage of their experiences and what they took away from the three day ‘Beyond Teaching’ History for Peace conference in Kochi in January this year. Below are a compilation of their notes and observations. ALL INDIA CONFERENCE FOR TEACHERS –…
The Idea of the Indian Constitution II
In July 2019 Romila Thapar opened The Idea of the Indian Constitution in Calcutta with the question: When does a constitution become a requirement? After Pune this February, the conference now travels to Chandigarh for its third chapter, with fresh insight and new voices.Read more here
Anne Frank: A History for Today
A project that challenges participants to think about concepts of tolerance, learning to live with difference, human rights and democracy through an international travelling exhibition, workshops and educational activities that encourage critical thinking.Anne Frank-A History for Today
Dialogue for Peace
Through workshops that involve the use of the arts Dialogue for Peace – The Kashmir Project aims to address the need to bridge the divide between young people across socio political barriers—encouraging them to question mindsets and work towards strengthening inter community ties.Dialogue for Peace
PeaceWorks. Everyday resistance that will eventually make us good human beings.
PeaceWorks. Yes. Certainly more than, say, war, conflict, violence, destruction. Think about it. See the world around you. On your TV and your laptop and your mobile. The more the news hits you, the more numb and disinterested you get. After all, you say, how much can you take? At Seagull, we decided to do something about it. We chose the arts as our ‘tool’ of communication. The core idea being: hey, we need to live with difference and allow it the same space to breathe that we, us, ourselves demand. That’s it.
Share Stories Open Minds
Storytelling is one of humanity's oldest art forms and an enduring educational method. Stories can spark social change. Since ancient times ideas and values embedded in stories have educated, inspired and motivated listeners—and this is exactly what our volunteers do for the Nabadisha children.
After 8 years of reaching out to over 2000 children and helping them better negotiate the differences rooted in our society, we now wish to restructure the project into a year long internship programme.
If you have a passion for telling stories and have 2–4 hours to spare every week, call us today at 24556942/43 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
We picked up from where we finished in the last class, so that was with discussing the line from Jerry Pinto- ‘The fading is much much faster for the lesser being’. ccccThe students had some confusion regarding what fading could imply, given the context of Pinto’s article. So, we began with exploring what it would…
This was my first class with this batch of students at the Chowringhee High School. It was a class of approximately 30 students from the 9th grade. ccccThe class began with me writing out some words drawing from the module including Anne Frank, human rights, Nazi, Fascism, identity, caste, religion, gender, citizenship. The students were…
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