Do We Still Need to Celebrate Teacher’s Day?

In India, we celebrate September 5th as Teachers’ Day. The day also commemorates birthday of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, our first Vice President of India, and second President of India. Radhakrishnan believed that ‘teachers should be the best minds in the country’, a philosophy I for one, would have been extremely grateful to accept, had it been…

When a Teen Walks Out of Home Never to Return

My neighbour’s teen son had walked out of his house one weekday evening, and was found dead on the neighbourhood railway tracks! When I met the shattered parents of the boy, I heard he had simply walked out of the house, leaving behind his cell phone and everything else. The track, where he was found,…

Remembering you, Sujata

Congratulations Sujata, Today your son got an award for All Round Excellence in school. You know when my daughter came and told this to me, I just thought of you. I know if you were here, you would have said, ‘Thanks but I hope he keeps his feet on the ground.’ You would have also…