If the schools and universities don’t offer what you need to learn, it’s time to explore other ways of learning what is really necessary.

Why are we here?

The current education system is redundant, outdated, discriminating and exploitative by its very nature. And we mean it.

1. The Design of our Great Education System

The current factory education system was designed to serve the needs of British colonies in different parts of the world. In the context of India, the only way for Britishers to rule the people from such a rich and spiritual civilisation was to cut them from their cultural roots. By imposing a foreign language, and making it seem superior to the mother tongue of thousands of Indians, the British successfully colonised the minds of Indians. They established universities and schools that teach…


The Women in Red — A painting I made few weeks back!

I was 28 when I first time experienced the power of supportive feminine energy so strongly around me. I have been pretty fortunate to be born in a conventional yet pretty liberal household. My mother is curious and open-minded, which ensured that we always lived more like friends. She has widened her viewpoint over the years, keeping herself abreast with the world. Of course, we have times when she doesn’t understand my viewpoints or cannot really relate to my circumstances. Those are the things I have always found hard to share with her. During my college, I had a few…


Hi,

I will not ask how are you today. Because I am starting to believe that it’s not a short answer question, neither it is a formal question. One should only ask how are you to dear friends. That too only at times when one has mind space and time to listen. An automated response which we have been trained to give to a How are you? thrown our way doesn’t make any sense. I feel it’s a repressing answer, where most of the people repress their true emotions and say a balanced ‘Fine’ or fake energetic and arrogant ‘Amazing’…


When I look back at it, I feel Pitaara was like an idea that found me to help me unleash my own treasure. It gave me a deeper peek of my own abilities. The way this unconference took place and the idea evolved itself was just amazing. When I look back at it, I am still amazed that it happened. And it happened so fast. I remember how I was prototyping Self-Designed Learning Alliance Platform with few friends when one of them expressed that it is too overwhelming as there are way too many features. He suggested that we might…


Hope has been one of my favourite words. I felt that it’s Hope that keeps the world running. And I still hope that I am right about hope. But lately, I have also started to feel that despondency has its place. We have been so strongly conditioned to be positive, to fight everything that every time we feel fear or hopeless, something within, or someone outside raises an alarm. It’s constantly impressed upon us through advertisements, messaging, conversations, movies etc to rise, to not be hopeless, to believe that things will get better, to work. We are bombarded with stories…


Memoirs of LSUC 2020

There was so much to do and yet so little I did. There were people to meet, places to go, dreams to catch. There were conversations to be held, projects to be launched, dates to go on. There were colours to be filled, laughter to share, songs to sing and stars to gaze. And I did so much and yet so much was left. LSUC was like life going on at its full throttle. The best of mankind gathered for 5 days to experience life, to experience humanity. We laughed, we cried, we danced and we…


The beginnings — 26th Jan 2020

This is a long due story which I have been meaning to write about one of the most romantic weeks of my life. Romance means a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. And I find no better word than it to describe the 7 days we spent on our cycles, roaming around serene villages of Kerala with just shirt on our backs and no penny in our hands.

Cycle Yatra was a 7-day journey taken up with the idea to understand our relationship with the money. Some 8 months back I got introduced to the idea of abundance…


Too much brain space is never good. It has been an age-old problem of the majority of people, especially women. In the words of my friend Sahil, it Auntys who are the worse, who creates problems in the lives of everyone around. I wonder how in the Indian society where even some of the most empowered women subconsciously accept male dominance, women who themselves has so much to deal with in day to day life can have the power to affect anyone’s life in any way. Aren’t they themselves the victim?

I am not a feminist, not because I don’t…

Prachi Mittal

Prachi is co-creator at Pitaara and is a propagator of the idea of Self-designed learning!

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