Ria Dantewadia

B.A in History (hons.) and M.A in History from Delhi University.

Having previously worked as a researcher and an Archivist, I wanted to dive into teaching especially at the school level to explore the reasons why children find History as a subject boring. My aim would be to find the gaps and make the subject as interesting as possible as I feel a lot of life lessons and world peace can be achieved if History is taught in the right way. Sahyadri has been the right place for my exploration. It was always a dream to teach at a school-on-top-of-the-hill and my love for Western Ghats drew me to the beauty of the Sahyadri. I was initially drawn to Krishnamurthi’s teachings but when I first visited the school, I stayed back for more. The birdsong, the fluttering of leaves early in the morning and the most delicious food at the Dining Hall. When not in classes, you will find me in the library, my most favourite place in Sahyadri. It is the library of my dreams with so much light and books, of course. The sunset from the study centre is something I look forward to as well. Apart from these places, one of the most special places to unwind would be at the pottery studio.