HindustanTimes Tue,23 Dec 2014

Teachers' Day

Flying with the guru

This teacher is overwhelmed by the performances of his special pupils – and by their determination to be masters of their art.

From the battle zone

Here’s a tribute to the thousands of teachers who bravely defy death to reach their students in the violence-prone Maoist areas.

‘This truly global experience has been amazing’

Dinesh Kumar Goel, an MTech student of polymer engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, shares his experience of studying in Japan for seven years.

Teachers' Day: how Hindi cinema depicts the tutors

Teachers can be strict, they can be fun, and they can touch people's lives in many ways. Over the years, Bollywood films have captured such emotions in all their glory, with actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Naseeruddin Shah immortalising the varied avatars of teachers on big screen.

Bollywood and its ever changing teachers

The portrayal of a teacher in Bollywood evolved with each decade, adding different dimensions to his or her personality every time. While the teachers in the earlier decades of cinema were placed on a pedestal, passing time made them more human. Special: Happy Teacher's Day

State of education: Untrained, underpaid teachers, students with declining learning ability

India has one of the world’s biggest public-funded school education systems with around 5.8 million teachers in 1.3 million schools, but the quality of education is falling as enrollment is shifting from public to private schools.

To teacher, with love

“To teach  is to learn”,  says a Japanese proverb. A good teacher  is one who lives all his/her life a student. The first and the best natural teacher is the mother. As Gandhi said, “If you educate a man, you are educating an individual, but in educating a girl child, you are educating the family, society and the entire nation.”

Mom is my biggest guru: Madhuri Dixit

"There have been many gurus in my life, starting with my mom who is my biggest guru. I look at Saroj Khan as another guru as I learned a lot from her when she choreographed me. and then there’s Pandit Birju Maharaj from whom I have learnt Kathak," says Madhuri Dixit.

Teachers' Day being celebrated across the country today

Teacher's Day is being celebrated across the country today to commemorate the birth anniversary of former President and eminent scholar Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan.

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