Because Love Always Comes Back to Us

  Kafka was once taking a walk in a garden. There, he encountered a little girl sitting by herself, and weeping. Moved, he went over to her and asked, ‘What is the matter little girl?’ The girl said, through her … Continued

Time to Revisit Freedom as We Know It

  Today, the nation is celebrating its 71st year of freedom. 71 years since we overthrew a power that usurped our land, our lives, our so called freedom. But, let us allow ourselves to look at freedom in a slightly … Continued

Five Reasons why Reading is Awesome

Reading is a voyage and the reader, a voyager. The earliest piece I remember reading, deriving a meaning out of and experiencing, was the poem Leisure by William Henry Davies. It was part of my 4th grade English literature textbook. … Continued

The Extraordinary Intern

    These lines aptly sum up Zahra’s journey with Touching Lives. Not that she was an aimless wanderer before she joined Touching Lives. She had goals and was academically strong. By the time she finished graduation she already knew … Continued

A Rendezvous with the After-School Mentors

    “And the Little Prince broke into a lovely peal of laughter, which irritated me very much. I like my misfortunes to be taken seriously.” Antoine de Saint Exupery in The Little Prince We do this, don’t we? We … Continued

How can You be a Friend and a Mentor at the Same Time- A Pathway to keep the Innocence in the Relationship Intact

All the relationships in our lives have a pinch of friendship in it. The only difference lies is in dissolving. In certain relationships friendship dissolves and becomes evident quickly but in varied relationships, friendship stirs layer by layer. A mentor … Continued

Why is television a good medium of Learning?

At Touching Lives, we immerse our children into watching inspirational movies/videos on a Television screen. Yes, the curse can be turned into a boon by just making the right use of it, through which a child will not simply sit … Continued

Some Instructions To Follow while Instructing

  It is almost imperative to begin by sharing an episode from my class. Here’s how it went: While I was involved in an activity with my students, many asked questions, requested spellings, some demanded answers. I responded in a … Continued

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