Along with Pradyamun, another child was killed!

The boy who slit Pradyuman’s throat also died that day, officially and finally. An ‘autopsy’ of the 16-year-old is underway and the report is slowly being released by the media. So far they have found traces of porn in his nerves, colors of violence in his blood, blockage of wealth in his throat, his appendicitis … More Along with Pradyamun, another child was killed!

The workshop was an experience in itself.Out of all that I have learnt the thing that will stay with me is that it is possible to say a lot in few words. Mansi, class VIIIth, Heritage School Instead of describing something, make a picture with your words.Images stay forever with a reader! Dhruv, class VIIIth,Shikshantar … More

Why it was good to be raised by a pair of ‘uneducated’ parents

For the longest time I have considered myself unprivileged in terms of education I received. Both my parents barely passed school, college was just a dream they refuse to talk about either out of shame or due to fading memory. Even though they had left no stone unturned to admit me in the best school … More Why it was good to be raised by a pair of ‘uneducated’ parents

15th August,’16

आसरा मुसलमान को दिया था तूने भी और मैंने भी सिख काटे थे तूने भी और मैंने भी कौन वहशी है और कौन मसीहा, ये तो पता नहीं लाशें बिछी थी लकीर के इस पार भी और उस पार भी खोया था अपना तूने भी और मैंने भी घर लुटा था तेरा भी और मेरा … More 15th August,’16

On Eating

(Mom reading an article from newspaper ‘You are what you eat’ over breakfast) Abhi: ‘You are what you eat’ what does this mean, mama? Mom: What do you think it means? Abhi: It means I am pancake and you are poha!  

A New Land

(Published in Readomania) “Jaldi le bhai. Pick it fast. I don’t have time,” the boy was getting impatient. He picked up the small glass of tea and almost thrust it in the hands of Dhampat. The warm glass touched his knuckles and he stirred a bit. “Nahin chahiye.I don’t want it,” Dhampat gulped down the … More A New Land