The core team of Grandma Wicks - (From Left) Lakshmi Menon, her Mother , Sreedevi and Grandmother, Bhavaniamma. Together they handle all functions like sorting, packing, quality control, marketing, etc.

TBI Diwali Special: Granny ‘Wicksdom’ – Wicks that light up the 100 Watt Smiles

Old age is revered here. Granny wisdom and the art of making wicks is celebrated at Wicksdom (Grandma Wicks). It is a passion that the Wicksdom project has tapped in order to not only provide a means of survival, but also to help the aged people live a life resplendent with dignity and happiness. Read about the bright idea here.
Abdul Kareem - The man who made a forest in Kasargod, Kerala

TBI Heroes: Abdul Kareem – The Man Who Planted a Forest

Jean Giono’s 1953 story, ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’ tells the tale of a shepherd named Elzeard Bouffier, who planted trees all along an Alpine Valley to recreate a desolate forest. Whether Bouffier ever existed in reality or not, we may never know. But in Kasargod district of Kerala, there lives a man in flesh and blood who actually did this - a man who bought 32 acres of barren land and planted a forest there - all by himself! Read more
education, and ensures that value education is seamlessly woven into the learning process, being closely integrated with every subject. Many educators have seen the merit in this.

Weaving Values Into Teaching: The VITAL Approach

It seems to be a widely-shared lament that with the rapid spread of modern education, time-honoured values are quickly disappearing from our personal and collective lives. This may not be a mere coincidence because modern education focuses mainly on the cognitive or intellectual development of children, paying relatively little attention to nurturing their affective or emotional intelligence. VITAL is an initiative that aims at making value education an integral part of a student's life, with an interesting model for teachers to adopt.