Education

Tridevi

Meena, Annie and Nayantara – ‘the three girls from St. Agnes’ – feel that they rule the world. They are dancers, they light cities on fire travelling from festival to festival, they revel in each other, and oh that glory – friendships. Then, college ends…

Making Textbooks Feminist

In 2005, Nirantar worked with NCERT to make textbooks ‘gender sensitive’ (as the request had been phrased). Those Social Science textbooks have been in circulation and in classrooms for 15 years. In 2022, some of the work Nirantar did in chapters around caste was deleted. We made a film about this.

Life in 10: Ambedkar in Our Lives

On Dr. Ambedkar’s 131st Birth Anniversary, The Third Eye asked a few professors and teachers about how Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar influenced their teaching.

Hiding Behind Language

I once had a student who didn’t speak much and said only what she wanted to say and even then, very little. She wasn’t shy or afraid to speak. She was just so careful with words that she refused to speak until she knew exactly what she wanted to say.

What We Learnt by Teaching Women to Write Letters

It’s been over 20 years since I started working on women and adolescent girls’ literacy. Twenty years, and I still continue to feel that letter writing is a significant pedagogical tool in the teaching-learning process of any literacy or education programme.

What is the Rigour to Your Compassion?

In Part Two we discuss the limitations of anger, the potential for empathy instead if accompanied by rigour, and the underrated merits of using joy pedagogically.

The Science Students Who Want to Engineer the End of Caste

This is a reported piece on the student groups at IITs, who work on educating and building awareness around caste-based discriminations in Indian institutes of eminence, particularly engineering institutes. These groups work under the larger aegis of Ambedkar Study Circles, which exist outside campuses too.

Is The Library Where You Go To Borrow Your Selves?

“Education must be spoken about outside the school. Being a student is easier outside the school,” believes Saba, who has been running the Savitribai Phule Fatima Sheikh Library with a team of educators (ex-members of the library) in Bhopal since 2010. She was referring to the library and its potential to be an educational institution, perhaps one that is more inclusive than a school itself.

Chhed Khaani

It is a warm April day in New Delhi. The session we are about to conduct is our third with girls who attend a bridge course in a resettlement colony. The course helps girls who have dropped out or never enrolled in school to come on a par with the literacy and learning levels of those in school.

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