Category: Kids

Kids, Politics in India, Religion, Science and Technology, Youth

Worshipping the books!

It is festivals, festivals all the way as far as India is concerned, though politics makes its presence felt every now and then. But, the people, by large, look forward to such festivals which are, invariably, celebrated in temples. Of all such festivals, the one which enlightens the people, especially the children, is the 9 …

Facts and Fiction, Kids, Mood, Parents, People, Short Stories, Travel

A thing of beauty is a joy forever!

The other day while I was going through the “introduction” to Rudyard Kipling’s “The Phantom Rickshaw”, I recalled several personal experiences but, the one that ‘knocks’ me off an on is our visit to a beautiful village surrounded by a river which was called ‘Bharatha Puzha’ in those days. It was our first visit when …

Education, Grand Parents, Kids, Vancouver

University Highlands Elementary

Overnight, my impression about a local elementary school underwent a sea change. Of course the building and the surroundings of the school are impressive but one soon realized that the quality of the school went beyond ABCD or the usual studies. Just one function after lunch on a particular day was so thrilling that the …

Books, Humor, Issues in India, Kids, P U Krishnan, People, Philosophy, Poems, Short Stories

Heaps of children’s books!

The standard of education at higher levels may vary, depending upon preferences of universities and colleges. As far as Indian universities or the preferences of senior students are concerned, job-oriented course have an upper hand (Doctors, Engineers or Business). It may be a cakewalk for the smart ones! But, when it comes to LKG or …

Education, Issues in India, Kids, Politics in India, Youth

If there is a will, there is a way

As far as Indian students in certain states are concerned, they are facing some problems, no necessarily financial. When they have to compete with extremely brilliant students, it is not the financial status that push them down but the capacity of the extremely brilliant ones to face any challenge that can arise from the subject …

Humor, In real life, Kids, Mood, Parents

Some Lessons for the Elders!

Elders have to learn a lot from children through the children though the children are advised to learn from their elders. Just watch the school kids when they return home after the day’s work. They may have different tastes and some of them may quarrel now and then but you can’t divide them on the …

Caste System, Crazy people, Issues in India, Kids, News: My opinions, Politics in India, Strikes and Protests

Let not our kids succumb to self-pity

Though wonder-kids are few and far between we have talented kids in every nook and corner, mostly unsung or unnoticed. Among them, some are capable of creating opportunities for themselves without succumbing to self-pity. There are several caste-based organisations which underestimate the talent hidden in those children and simply highlight their exaggerated backwardness and prompt …

Humor, In real life, Issues in India, Kids, Politics in India

Knowledge is Power

As far as the standard of education in India is concerned, while a few states are maintaining high standards and some are beginning to realize that the future of their states are in the hands of educated youngsters, there are certain states which lag far behind and yet not in the least worried about the …