I had returned to writing after a gap of around 15 years. Medium seemed like a great writing platform, and it has been a month since I joined.
I love their feature-rich and creator-oriented interface which made life easier. The ease of using title tags, quote tags, the nifty SEO features, Twitter and Unsplash integrations, access to a vast reader/customer base through curation and magazines, and the best of all — autosave.
Yes, this is a life-saving feature for me as I take a zillion breaks while writing.
Things are going so well, I’ve written a few articles, finished reading…
I never thought that ‘burnout’ will be something that would affect me. I was comfortable in my job as a school teacher until Covid-19 threw its curveball.
Ever since the pandemic forced my school to move online, I’ve been going nuts trying to balance work deadlines and spending time with my family. Working from home and meeting the needs of one’s family surely make strange bedfellows.
Things reached such a flashpoint that I switched off my phone and emails for a few days to escape from the pressure.
For three straight days, I did not step outside my house. I…
Wisdom isn’t gained exclusively within the four walls of an institution.
This very mantra made me take a big step in life, 17 years ago, one sultry afternoon in the south Indian state of Kerala.
I boarded a train on one of the longest journeys across India — over 3000 kilometers and three days —from the southern tip to its northeast.
I was 25 years old and thirsty for adventure. It was only natural that I jumped at the opportunity to live and teach in Bhutan. All I knew about Bhutan till then was courtesy of books and articles. …
“Devour any printed material you ever get your hands on.”
This was my father’s advice for me and my sisters. There was a tiny shelf in the living room of our small cottage, brimming with books by writers from far and near.
I was a voracious reader. I loved writing. Both in school and college, my essays would bring me top marks. I experienced much pleasure in transferring my thoughts and feelings onto the paper. I knew there was a writer inside me.
After college, I married. Later, I got a job as a schoolteacher. Then had a kid. The…
When the Covid pandemic hit, what would you expect from a place like India which has a population of nearly 1.4 billion? Obviously unmanageable loads on the system.
That is exactly what happened too. Every other activity including schooling lost priority to that of saving lives. But one Indian state stood out with its different approach to tackle the obstacles created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kerala, India’s most literate state, has put another feather to its cap by hosting more than 6,000 online courses in which more than 43 million pupils from pre-primary to Class 12 participated.
The digital lessons…