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Teaching liberal arts is essential to create thoughtful citizens

Engineers, doctors, lawyers, bankers, and teachers — all have one thing in common. They all happen to be citizens. Yet, I was able to sail through four years of an engineering course at a top technical university, without giving any significant thought to my citizenship and the intellectual burden it brings. I questioned corruption, but only as […]

Teaching Our Children Self-Awareness is Essential to Education

Towards the fag end of my two-year Teach For India Fellowship, I wrote in detail about self-awareness as an important element of excellent education. Observing the real world now for a year and a half since I quit teaching, my understanding of what education must unconditionally achieve for our children has again and again led me back to the same answer: awareness of self and others.