We Must Cultivate Our Own Garden

Our garden has been barren for many months now. The kids, who tend to this garden, are living strange lives in their own homes; disconnected from each other and from us. This Teachers' Day we brought it alive again. It has been two years since we started the horticulture program.…

Porosity of Boundaries

One major objective for Raga Svara is to create, what I call, “Porosity of Boundaries”. I want to make the solid walls between apparently different ideas more porous, more accommodating. One such boundary is between western medicine and our traditional medicine. I have thought for quite sometime about Indian traditional…

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…

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.…

Rainer Maria Rilke

Again and againAgain and again, however we know the landscape of love and the little churchyard there, with its sorrowing names, and the frighteningly silent abyss into which the others fall again and again the two of us walk out together under the ancient trees, lie down again and again…

My Talk at TEDx (Rajkot)

Here's a talk I gave last year. I am not too proud of the delivery, but I this was my first opportunity to share two of my best programs at the school, Horticulture and Noesis. "We need our kids to be able to find their place in our community and…

My TEDx Talk at Nirma University

Borges said, “The Universe is an unstable world of the mind, a labyrinth, a chaos, a dream”. For the longest time, I have been thinking about how we may find some anchor, some stability in the maddening chaos that we find ourselves in. My thoughts at Tedx Nirma University.…

Two critical essays of Jean-Paul Sartre

I don't quite remember how I got interested in reading Sartre. Sometime in the first or second year of my college, I got a copy of Being and Nothingness. At the time, I was a complete newbie to reading anything difficult, let alone philosophy. In hindsight, I can't help but…