Note To My Students

Mohit Patel | My Dear Learners, The first thing on my mind is how much I, and all the educators, miss seeing you. You all are the soul of the school and, frankly, our lives as well. You have not been to school for 45 days. That is as long as…

By The Willows

Mohit Patel Weeping willows are funny, sometimes. I can never be sure whether I am going to smile when I see them or enter melancholia. The bend in the river flowed through my dorm garden. A small rivulet branched out of the river Cam. Before it met the main stream…

The Library of Babel

Lockdown Reading. Last year, a few of my 7th grade students made a request to allow them to sit in one of my philosophy classes. I warned them that they might not enjoy it as much as they presume. S - "No sir, please let us sit with you". M…

Coronavirus and Learning

Let's not confuse more with better and efficiency with effectiveness. We are living in unprecedented times. Everyone realises that now. As we enter the third week of total lockdown, the frustration is beginning to take its toll. Most industries, apart from the essential ones, have been in total or near…

Lockdown Notebook

Sharing learning resources and readings during the COVID-19 lockdown. There is no coherent structure to this. It will be a bunch of links put together. Hopefully, it is useful to some.…

Indian higher education

Let's acknowledge the problem, so we can get working A couple of years ago I wrote in a dejected Facebook post that I spend more of my time in authority appeasement then on creative work. While I have learned to refrain from making caustic remarks, what remains true is that…

Making of Mandala at Raga Svara

An incredible feeling to look back just a few months in the past when we began construction for Mandala at Raga Svara. Like all built spaces the transformation of the landscape feels overpowering to me. Everything we have built whether at The Northstar School or now at Raga Svara, is…

The Blue City Sufi

Mohit Patel खुसरो दरिया प्रेम का, उल्टी वा की धार। जो उतरा सो डूब गया, जो डूबा सो पार।। खुसरो बाजी प्रेम की मैं खेलूँ पी के संग। जीत गयी तो पिया मो…