In my Utopia…. by Pavithra Jaivant As I drop my children off at school, I don’t think twice before hugging a friend that has become family over the years as we greet each other that morning, which happens to be her birthday. My children are playfully wrestling with their friends as they play a quick … More When Dawn Breaks: In my Utopia…. by Pavithra Jaivant
MY WISH by Apurva and Anjana Ramasamy, with their mother, Annalakshmi Past “Dring, dring!” My alarm clock sounded As I dragged myself out of bed the sun threw its first ray of light Birds chirped a beautiful song, but I didn’t have time to listen to that elegant song! Here I am ready for a … More When Dawn Breaks: My Wish, by Apurva, Anjana and Annalakshmi Ramasamy
(First published on June 21, 2015, on the DNA website) Yoga Day will bring a fragment of a moment of peace to thousands of people around the world. That is powerful and precious and that is enough. Peace, as Thich Nhat Hahn teaches, is every step. Last year, when the Prime Minister announced that June … More Peace hangs by a breath: International Yoga Day
I began thinking about this question seriously after I came across a booklet titled A Guide for Integrating Issues of Social and Economic Justice into Mathematics Curriculum (2007) written by Jonathan Osler. It is a free resource for educators, and can be downloaded from http://www.radicalmath.org If you prefer to read a review before you plunge … More What does mathematics have to do with social justice?
Over the years, citizenship as a way of living, as a value and as an idea have become central to my writing and my talks. It has seemed to me more and more that we need to own our citizenship—of where we live, our countries and our world—as a first step to improving what we … More Citizenship and agency in times of despair: Reflections