The FIFA 2022 has made sure our evenings are booked. Instead of enjoying some quiet moments, we’re all shouting and cheering for our favourite teams. FIFA is one festival which is passionately celebrated the world over together!
The first three books covered the lives of the central characters of Rama, Sita and Ravana, each intersecting each other’s lives at crucial points. Book 4 of the Ramachandra series is the ultimate culmination of the series of events over the lifetime of the three protagonists. The War of Lanka is the battle of all battles; of good versus evil, of duty versus pride, of dharma versus adharma.
Happy Diwali! Wishing all my readers a safe and prosperous Deepavali. May the lights from the diyas brighten up the lives of all our loved ones! Stay safe and say no to crackers.
Time waits for no one and it’s so true. Just look at the calendar and you’ll realise what I’m trying to say. It’s already the end of October; another two months and this year comes to an end, just like that. Like Jim Rohn says, “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”
The big challenge for any teacher of primary classes is to keep the students interested. Getting them to practice what they’ve learnt is the next hurdle. With every year, I’ve innovated and improvised my teaching methods to suit the requirements of my students.
Hindu mythologies are full of varying versions of the same stories, yet they all reach the same outcome – the celebration of good over evil. For example, the Navaratri puja is celebrated for different reasons in different parts of the country. In eastern and southern India, this festival is celebrated as Durga puja, to celebrate her vanquishing the demon Mahishasura and emerging victorious. In the northern and western states, Navaratri is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Rama over the asura king Ravana.
Bringing up a child is no laughing matter, especially in these times. Be it your own child or someone in your classroom, building a relationship with them is an incomparable achievement. It speaks of such deep trust and acceptance that it is humbling. The stress of the modern lifestyle and pressures is bringing changes in the family dynamics which has altered our relationships with not just the children but with all who are a part of our world.
In Hinduism, it is believed that Lord Ganesh must be worshipped first before starting any work. He is the remover of obstacles, the god of wisdom. Lord Ganesh has an endearing personality with his elephant head, love for sweets (especially modak) and amazing stories.