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Should I cut the Tree?
Standing Tall and Green

Standing Tall and Green

An inspiring story of a school teacher, transforming a barren hilltop into an evergreen haven with sheer grit, indefatigable passion, and true love for nature.

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My name is Jeevan Singh. I was duly appointed in government service by my state’s education department in 2010. But I got properly initiated as a teacher only when I was posted at the Government Primary School, Sidhot, based in Salooni Educational Block of Chamba district in Himachal...

 

 

The Butterfly Garden Initiative

The Butterfly Garden Initiative

Showcasing how visionary projects can nurture future leaders who are not only academically adept but also environmentally conscious and aware.

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In an era of urbanization and technological advancements, the importance of connecting the youngsters with nature cannot be overstated. My school, the Sacred Heart in Kalyan, Maharashtra, stands as a beacon of inspiration in this regard. Their authorities had given me the mandate to set up a butterfly garden and provided all the required finance and manpower. And as our pioneering effort flourished with time, I was duly absorbed as a Nature educator...

 Since Gobar is the Culture of  India!

Since Gobar is the Culture of India!

Sharing fond memories from 25 years back—of ice creams, rookies, cow dung, and some cool environment stuff for kids.

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In the summer of 1992, late at night in the basement of the then rented office space of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the editorial team of the Down To Earth (DTE) magazine had a very long hot and tiring day putting together their very first issue. Anil Agarwal, the founder editor,...

No la-di-da for Beginners

No la-di-da for Beginners

In spite of all the brickbats and rebukes, a tabloid matures into a magazine as it finds its 'beginners' audience and speaks through quirky cartoons. 

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Gobar Times (GT) already had a successful 10-year run before I got on-board. It was always resplendent in a spectacular tabloid avatar, grabbing eyeballs everywhere. But as if this was not intimidating enough, here we were staging the arrival of a new GT. It’s looks? A standard news magazine format. Were we taking a risk?...

About Yester Years and Ahead

About Yester Years and Ahead

Narrating the tale and trajectory of Gobar Times—of how it evolved into a new avatar and gained new characters.

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My association with the Gobar Times will be incomplete without Piu & Pom. We were once working on a comic strip for the magazine.

Piu is the name of my daughter so it was easy to decide the name of one of the characters. But for Pom, there’s an interesting story. 

Bolstering Their Voice

Bolstering Their Voice

A thoughtful reflection on the value of Gobar Times with an understanding of what it is about, why so, how...and a little bit more.

A Blast from the Past

A Blast from the Past

Dusting off our archives to showcase some of the best stuff we’d published so far.

Healthy Learning Environments

Healthy Learning Environments

Classroom experiments for fostering a healthy learning environment—based on ‘community comments,’ cooperative lesson plans, and a ‘mystery person.’

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I believe that the most important aspect in a positive learning environment is the rapport between a teacher and her students. When the students are convinced that their teacher cares for them and wants them to do well, they feel relaxed to open up and ask questions. They no longer hesitate in making mistakes and taking risks. In order to build such healthy relationships, the teacher should take interest in each of her student's and passions, as well as their struggles and frustrations...

GSP Carnival 2023: Solar 30

GSP Carnival 2023: Solar 30

A coverage of the GSP Teacher’s Workshop: Solar 30 on using renewable energy in schools and solar lamp-making, organized on 22 February 2023 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

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Harnessing the power of the sun can not only help us curb global warming, triggered by the burning of fossil fuels, but it can also teach us valuable lessons on sustainability. No wonder, solar energy has become a popular choice among schools, aiming to save ... 

GSP Carnival 2023: A Reunion and a Reminder

GSP Carnival 2023: A Reunion and a Reminder

Recapitulating the prestigious Green Schools Awards and felicitating the commendable and inspiring work of all the awardees in different categories.

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Ater a three-year hiatus, the Green Schools Programme (GSP) of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) was back with a bang in February this year – as its annual audit drew to a close, a one-and-a-half day national Green Schools Carnival was announced. The cornerstone of the event was – of course – the GSP Green Schools Awards, but... 

GSP Carnival 2023: Gobar Times Design Studio

GSP Carnival 2023: Gobar Times Design Studio

A glimpse from the Gobar Times Design Studio, a designing contest organized as part of the Green Schools Carnival 2023, to allow our talented readers to express their vision and version of the Gobar Times by curating two-pages of the magazine—showing what they would like to read and how.