Motherhood as fungible

Fungibility is defined as the property of a commodity, the components of which are essentially interchangeable. Although the term is most used in the fields of economics and engineering, it has recently become a personal favourite for many reasons. An important one is its possible applicability to human relationships. In this essay, I use it to discuss a quality of mothering.

Concentration! What children can teach us about learning

Stories from our Himalayan Chai project and other sources Adults often complain that children aren’t able to concentrate on tasks, that they have a short attention-span that has to be accommodated when they try to learn something new, or that they are slow to pick up things and we adults have to assist them with […]

The emperor has no clothes!

By Vimala Ramachandran Vimala has been working on school education for over 30 years as a researcher, administrator and advocate for meaningful education for all children in India. She currently works with ERU Consultants Pvt. Ltd. On Cutting Chai (that is quite kadak) this morning, we are posting two pieces sent in to us by […]