NEW DELHI, Sept. 9 -- Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers are being called warriors. But are they in a state of mind to innovate and look at creative teaching? The classes, the lesson plans, assessment and on top of it, schools organising online events, the list is endless.

On the other hand, their students are expected to do wonders by just looking at the screen. Even if it's an art/ music or yoga class, the poor child has to do a lot of prep work and then be present in front of the class and the teacher. Students are getting more restless, more distracted and not motivated to attend classes.

Are we all becoming deaf or adopting the new normal recklessly or ignoring the well-being of all which is the need of the hour. Policies and str...