It is very natural that the first language which the child learns to understand and eventually learns to speak is the local language or the mother tongue. Specifically in rural India due to lack of access to English language, kids are only comfortable in their mother tongue or ‘native language’ as we might call it.
I probably was in my 3rd or 4th standard. The science teacher asked us to do a home experiment wherein we had to germinate seeds. I was super-excited. After reaching home, I couldn’t wait to collect all the materials that were required. I set the seeds in some water-soaked cotton in a small plastic container.
It’s now been several months since the Covid pandemic has created a ruckus in the country and around the world. Along with other aspects, the pandemic has also deeply affected the education of our children. And, undeniably, there are risk factors involved in the full-blown reopening of schools. However, on the other hand, students are
Even after holding a master’s degree in Physics; C.V. Raman had to join the Finance Department in Calcutta initially due to lack of apt opportunities during those times. However, his love for Science and Physics did not fade away. It is said that once while returning from work in the evening, he spotted the signboard
I vividly remember my childhood! My mom used to buy me English story books and I loved reading the folk stories in them. Strangely, I used to enjoy connecting to them even better when my grandma narrated the exact stories in our Mother Tongue! Back then, I never realized why I used to be excited