Role of School Librarian in Post Covid times: A reality

According to the CBSE manual which highlights the factors involved for accreditation of any school, the library is an essential factor. Or rather a mandatory feature for a school. Yet very little has been done to improve the status of school libraries and school librarians over the years. There is no particular governing body orContinue reading “Role of School Librarian in Post Covid times: A reality”

The Chronicles of Narnia: I am Lucy

I have both read the book and watched the movie “Chronicles of Narnia”, and it has set me thinking. This classic by C.S.Lewis has much more to it than just fantasy and magic. Anyone watching the movie would just take it as a part of the genre of children’s fiction or fantasy like the “HarryContinue reading “The Chronicles of Narnia: I am Lucy”

The Land Of Stories

A regular day at the school library sees me starting the day with a prayer. And then begins the influx of students from grades III to XII. The senior classes are a little thorny bunch. For them to be engaged in reading is hard. Some students do find reading enjoyable and are quiet the momentContinue reading “The Land Of Stories”

End of an era. Stop. India scraps the telegram. Stop.

In years gone by, the arrival of a telegram could make the heart skip a beat or the stomach tighten. Was there terrible news of a son at war on foreign shores or a declaration of love from a suitor? A derelict name board for the Bangalore Telegraph office lies on the ground outside theContinue reading “End of an era. Stop. India scraps the telegram. Stop.”