Fieldwork Diary: Education in Rural India

by Ritika Potnis “As more and more pebbles filled the jug, the water level kept rising. Soon, it was high enough for the crow to drink. His plan had worked!” Read out Ashwini, a 6th-grade student. The students cheered at the story of The Thirsty Crow that made headmaster ask, “What is the moral of the story?”, Samarth answered, “If we work hard, we can find … Continue reading Fieldwork Diary: Education in Rural India

Participatory Action Research – Irukkam Island, Pulicat Lake

By Gideon Balasingam A Master Program at TISS requires us to submit a thesis to complete the graduation successfully. This thesis is an outcome of extensive work done by the student while researching on a specific theme selected by the student. However some Centers in TISS like the Center for Livelihoods and Social Innovation (CLSI) give students the opportunity to add an action component to … Continue reading Participatory Action Research – Irukkam Island, Pulicat Lake

Interview with Rahul Adwani- Former TISS Student Union President

Interview by Adrian O. C. Lind The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was set up in 1936 by the Tatas, one of the oldest Indian Industrialist families. It was the first Indian school to  train youth in social work. Today it is a deemed-to-be university fully funded by the Indian government. It consists of four campuses in three different states in India. TISS is … Continue reading Interview with Rahul Adwani- Former TISS Student Union President

You Always Meet Twice

When I told my friends back in Germany, they couldn’t believe what I was doing. In my first semester of university, I already had the chance to work long-term on an issue I liked and chose, travel to other parts of the world, work in a group, gain soft skills, agree on theories and methods ourselves, and learn while practically working. Continue reading You Always Meet Twice

Chanoyu – Japanese Tea Ceremony

By Madeline Xi Cui Friedman The Way of Tea Club in the Evergreen State College teaches students Formal Japanese Tea Ceremonies, which creates an atmosphere of cultural awareness that participants would not otherwise experience. This club was originally created to share knowledge about Japanese Tea Ceremony traditions, including mannerisms, Japanese history and art. In addition to inquiring about the coordinator’s sense of purpose in creating … Continue reading Chanoyu – Japanese Tea Ceremony