Teachers' Day

  • Syed Salahuddin Pasha
    Sep 03, 2013 13:22 IST

    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.

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    Sep 03, 2013 13:14 IST

    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.

  • Bay Psalm Book
    Sep 03, 2013 12:59 IST

    ‘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.

  • Amitabh Bachchan
    Sep 04, 2013 18:28 IST

    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.

  • Taare Zameen Par
    Sep 04, 2013 21:09 IST

    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

  •  school students
    Sep 05, 2013 01:54 IST

    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.

  • Top Schools
    Sep 05, 2013 02:43 ISTInner Voice

    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.”

  • Madhuri Dixit
    Sep 05, 2013 10:17 IST

    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.

  • Happy Teacher's Day
    Sep 05, 2013 11:28 IST

    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.