Children are it!/

Original thought: English   Children are it! When I was working with kids who needed time to learn, I understood the importance of “conceptual understanding”, “own pace”, and “patience”. It is very easy to say these words but practicing them not only while interacting with children but also in one’s own life is quite challenging. …

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The story of Art Plus Blue/आर्ट प्लस ब्लूची गोष्ट/आर्ट प्लस ब्लू की कहानी

Original thought: English The story of Art Plus Blue Once upon a time, there were two people kind-hearted people from Japan. They met a kind-hearted gentleman from India. All of them were passionate about art, children and education. They wanted to connect the Indian and Japanese societies through art. Isn’t that interesting?!!! They were working …

Living in a community/एकत्र समुदायात राहणे/एक साथ समुदाय में रहना

Original language: English   Living in a community This week I visited my native place. It’s a small village called Aaravali Road. Once upon a time, this village was really small. The state transport buses would stop here on request but there was no railway station. It’s only been approximately 15 years that we have …

Without Wax/मेणाशिवाय/मोम के बिना

Original thought: English   Without Wax Every moment that we live we move ahead in life. With every passing moment the people and situations keep on changing. Like the famous Greek philosopher Heraclitus says, “No man ever steps in the same river twice.” As the flowing river, everything keeps changing. All these leave behind a …

I am famished/मला खूप भूक लागलीय/मुझे बहुत भूक लगी है

Original thought: English   I am famished All of us work. We have our own reasons for working the way we do and for choosing a particular work. There is one thing that we all work for. There is one thing without which we cannot work. Guess what is it? Of course, Food! We all …

Confessions of a grateful volunteer/एक एहसानमंद स्वयंसेवक के बयान/कृतज्ञ स्वयंसेवकाचा कबुलीजबाब

Original thought: English   I have volunteered for several organizations since my student life. You generally volunteer for different reasons. I am listing a few here. It’s a good cause. You want to have new experiences. You are needed by the organization to volunteer. You have a lot of time and it is a constructive …

सपने/स्वप्न/Dreams

मूल विचार: हिंदी   सपने सपने देखना हमारी फितरत होती हैं। खुली आँखों से सपने देखो या फिर बंद आँखों से। सपने तो बस सपने होते हैं। एक मरहम जैसे हमारी सारी बेतुकीसी परेशानियों को लिए उड़ जाने वाले सपने। सपने होते क्या हैं? ऐसी हजारों ख्वाहिशें जिन्हे पूरा करनेके लिए जरुरत होती हैं सिर्फ …

Important lessons/महत्वपूर्ण सबक/महत्वाचे धडे

Original thought: Japanese and English   Important lessons Art exists everywhere. Art festivals make us common people notice the art that surrounds us. It is a celebration of all the things that we take for granted. Enormous amount of energy and effort is put into making of an art festival. I am fortunate enough to …

Messenger of peace/शांतिदूत/शांति के दूत

Original thought: English Messenger of peace It is a normal day at school. Everything is going like it should. We have a reading class. It was 6th August, 2017. When we went for the class, we were told about the Hiroshima day. I recall that we learnt about the World War II when I was …