Issue 19 - January 2015
- Written by O.R. Rao
‘So, our problem is not so much the child, the boy or the girl, but the teacher, the educator, who needs educating much more than the pupil. And to educate the educator is far more difficult than to educate the child, because the educator is already set, fixed. He merely functions in a routine, because he is really not concerned with the thought process, with the cultivation of intelligence.’— Krishnamurti.
- Written by Siddhartha Menon
The farmer-speaker in Robert Frost’s poem Mending Wall takes a wry look at his neighbour’s self-satisfied retreat behind his father’s saying: ‘Good fences make good neighbors’.
- Written by V Arun and S Purnima
In 2008, a small group of us decided to start a school with a different vision.
- Written by J Shashidhar
Mystics throughout the ages have told us that the self is an illusion and that it is in ‘ending the self’ that true freedom lies.
- Written by Geetha Waters
Self-inquiry is a process that delves into all areas of concern and conflict in life.
- Written by Kartik Kalyanram
Transitions are a way of life: some expected, some planned, some unplanned and some forced by circumstances.
- Written by Marina Basu
It was the year of major changes in the academic programme of our junior school’s mixed age group classes.
- Written by Usha Mukunda
As children journey through reading, there are markers along the way which can inform the librarian-educator about their understanding, deepening engagement and discernment of the written and the spoken word.
- Written by Tanuj Shah
Last year on a ‘sabbatical’ from Rishi Valley School I had the opportunity to work with a variety of educational projects, three of these in association with ‘Shishukunj’, an organization I have known since my childhood.
- Written by Viju Jaithirtha
Shibumi, in Bangalore, is a small alternative centre started by a group which includes a trustee of the KFI and teachers who have worked and studied in various Krishnamurti schools in India.