music of the frogs student poster
Rural India

Debating rice in the forest of learning

The oldest of them was 13. The rest between 10 and 12.  And barring ‘panel discussions’ on English television channels, there are few things more boring than a school ‘debate’.  Typically, you get  articulate  English-speakers […]

Kanhaiyalal the mobile gatekeeper
Rural India

The mobile gatekeeper

When Kanhaiyalal jumped off from the engine driver’s cabin with a pair of red and green flags in his hands, we got off the slowing train, too. We’d been waiting for that. What we did […]