#DialogueForPeace: Cross pollination with others

By Preeta Kuhad Balia Our earliest impressions of the world are perhaps a composite vignette of childhood experiences. Like layers of paint which effortlessly spread and imperceptibly take on the next coat, only deepening the hue, the years growing up with our parents were perhaps an exercise in discovering our cultural affiliations. My parents hailed … More #DialogueForPeace: Cross pollination with others

#DialogueForPeace: Annihilating caste through the school curriculum

By Tulika Bathija “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” — Kurt Vonnegut     From a University Scholar to a School Teacher A public funded university in India is a diverse, vibrant and a politically active space.  It is within this space … More #DialogueForPeace: Annihilating caste through the school curriculum

#DialogueForPeace: Culture is Not Immutable or Inflexible

By Asiem Sanyal My earliest grasp on what the word ‘culture’ denoted began, as I believe it does for most people, at home. Born to a Gujarati Muslim mother and a Bengali Hindu father, my sister and I grew up on not just a literal diet of Gujarati and Bengali cuisines, but also the more … More #DialogueForPeace: Culture is Not Immutable or Inflexible

#DialogueForPeace: Photographing Diversity in Delhi

By Jayshree Shukla Cultural diversity is the most important asset of society. To me, it is the most precious legacy any people can have. When cultures collide, when people of different backgrounds engage with one another, there is a tremendous opportunity for learning and growth. No single culture or people could have achieved what humanity … More #DialogueForPeace: Photographing Diversity in Delhi

#DialogueForPeace: Waking Up to my Caste Privilege

By Adithya Prakash As an upper caste Hindu boy, I was brought up to be ignorant about caste. I went to an English medium school, and later found myself ranting about reservations being caste-based rather than merit based when I could not secure admission to certain colleges. I naively assumed that India was a meritocracy. … More #DialogueForPeace: Waking Up to my Caste Privilege

#DialogueForPeace: A Blog Symposium on Cultural Diversity

When ideological battles are being waged in the streets, and on social media each day, one gets the impression that everyone wants their voice heard but few are willing to listen. There are debates galore, with a myriad voices fighting for space, but the absence of a genuine dialogue is conspicuously felt. It is, therefore, … More #DialogueForPeace: A Blog Symposium on Cultural Diversity

Peace Education Begins with Teacher Sensitization

By Chintan Girish Modi (This article first appeared in the April-June 2018 issue of iMPACT, a magazine published by the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation. It was written on behalf of Prajnya’s Education for Peace Initiative.) Have you noticed that education is widely believed to be an uncontested indicator of development, whether … More Peace Education Begins with Teacher Sensitization