Rural school education in India

Rural school education in India

As an outcome of SSOA author, Geetha Waters’ efforts as an education consultant in India, our organisation gives moral support to The H2 Apparels Community School in Palamaner in rural Andhra Pradesh. The school for the children of local women factory workers has been running for a year, and the challenge that the Principal Mr. […]

Writing of the Week: Present continuous

Writing of the Week: Present continuous

Present Continuous A tough exercise, this one, to write a passage using only present continuous tense. And the winner was … Helena Ameisen. Of course it’s extending the limits of what length sounds and feel right in the use of present continuous to ask students to write using that tense only for 10 minutes. But […]

Globalisation and Literature Conference

Globalisation and Literature Conference

Globalisation and Literature was the theme for a conference from which I've just returned, representing SSOA at Osmania University in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Organised at the Osmania University Centre for International Programmes (OUCIP), the conference gave established scholars as well as Masters and PhD students the chance to hear views on the …

Kathakali dancers

Kathakali dancers

KATHAKALI DANCE TRADITION THRIVING As Director of Sydney School of Arts & Humanities on a visit to South India last week, I was welcomed to an impromptu viewing of students training at their special school near Thrissur. At Kerala Kalamandalam, the Kathakali dance performance training school-university, students have to work hard to learn the complicated …