Monday, November 07, 2011

Some things never change ...


Concerned New Yorkers protest against slums at
the city's May Day Parade in 1936
.


See more pictures from New York city in the 1940s here.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Friday, November 12, 2010

Our Teachers



Talimi Haq School (established in 1998) is a grassroots experiment, towards building youth leadership for all-round community development, in Priya Manna Basti, a century-old jute workers' settlement in Shibpur, Howrah (India).

Among the thinkers, teachers, writers, scholars, activists and initiatives we have been inspired by are:

Leo Tolstoy

Rabindranath Tagore

MK Gandhi

Paulo Friere

Shinichi Suzuki

J Krishnamurti

Sylvia Ashton-Warner

John Holt

Jonathan Kozol

Howard Gardner

Abecedarian Project

HighScope Perry Preschool Program

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Essential viewing

Everyone concerned about children and their raising and education must watch this three-part doumentary on the human brain.

Accessible here.

Born Genius



Make me a Genius



Accidental Genius