Attending Integrity classes gave me an eye opener that everybody or none is spared with different  fears.

I would always ponder whether how people handle it or do they run away from it else ignore it

But after hearing the  sharing of different participants  it has helped me understand and give the courage “I can face any ups and downs in life”. I have understood life is a roller coaster ride with several ups and downs and we need to learn to face it.

Thank you my facilitators!!!!



As the name says it all, Integrity sounds so simple but has so much depth. Before attending the class, I was told “arrey, yeh toh bahut boring honge, bahut hi heavy type ki class hai” I carried the same notion till I attended the class. And to my surprise this has been one of the best classes ever as I have learnt amazing things during this time. Fear, a feeling that everyone has, some face it, some try to escape, but it spares none! I had the same, but the mantra that I picked from the class is- I can handle it!! & every time I feel scared, I repeat this to myself.

I am thankful to the facilitators & team mates as their sharing helps me understand that we all go thru the same stuff but the way each one handles is different, & we have so much to learn from one another. Fear- “DARR KE AAGE JEET HAI”


Time to reflect!!

Hello fellow critical thinkers,

Finally after procrastinating a lot, here’s is the time when I actually grabbed the opportunity to share an example where I applied my critical thinking skills by keeping all the biases aside.

Soon after our sessions on CT, our academic year began. I started working with my team enthusiastically to help them overcome all the road blocks. One of the team members struggled a lot in different areas and faced a lot of hiccups. We are all driven by different biases and so was I. A courtesy bias is the tendency to give an opinion that is more socially correct than one’s true opinion, so as to avoid offending anyone. I was a victim to this bias. Despite seeing what was happening, I gave a number of chances as ‘Courtesy Bias’ was dominating (which somewhere also stopped me from giving constructive feedback). Later, after a lot of analysis and critical thinking, I sought guidance from the higher authorities. We analysed what was at stake and made a hard decision which was required- keeping the bias aside.

– Pinky Shah



Critical Thinking – Default effect

Most of the times , it happens that we don’t actually question the practices that we are following since years – Default effect : ). We generally get dragged with the processes that are continued since beginning, assuming that it has been happening since years now and that has to be the best.

The same happened with me too. I generally do not ask much questions or rather raise a question on the things that are followed since years.

But this time, I got a good food for thought by my coordinator and I really ended up doing critical thinking whether there is any need for taking up the ICT for our G 1 kids.

Being in school since few years now and knowing the fact that our school is a techno school, thinking of removing ICT was a big NO… my mind. But I still felt like giving it a thought!!!

I further took it up to my team and juggled in understanding whether it is relevant and significant for students to handle Chromebooks at this age.

We evaluated our own assumptions / ideas / views and decided finally not to have it as students are very young to handle it at this age.

Once the decision was made I felt happy that oh…somewhere I used my critical thinking skill. Thanks to the workshop.


When fears surrounds….

No matter how big we are, we all have fears. I have fears of nearly everything such as heights, the dark, death of loved ones, being alone, deep water and all reptiles. I know I sound like a little child but that’s me. Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. When the word “fear” comes to my mind, I think of an emotion that’s caused by a bad situation. There are many things in this world that put fear in me. Fears make me very scared and give me goosebumps.

The mindful mantra of ‘I can handle it’ learnt in Integrity classes has really helped me in overcoming or at least stay stronger during tough times.

Thank you mentors & FS for this mindful opportunity!


Ila Sinha

Integrity to oneself……

Whenever I listen to the word “FEAR”, the thoughts that generally come in my mind are a dreadful feeling, a scary dream/movie, a cold sweat, climbing off from a cliff, loosing closed ones and so on………

Forget about conquering the fear, I used to generally avoid looking at my fears. Why not just avoid doing things which makes us remember our fears. Easier step, right?

However after the two sessions of intergrity, I introspected and was able to find out my fears and also categorize them. Thanks to my amazing facilitators – Sanjana ma’am and Ayman ma’am :-).

It was an eye opener for me as I didn’t know that I had many fears. There is a positive energy in me now to face my fears with the help of my facilitators so that they don’t stop me from doing anything.

Happily excited for my next integrity class………


Integrity 1-2 sessions


This word holds a very important meaning in everyone’s life. Integrity is valuing honesty.

Coming to fear, we all have a fear within us: a fear of anything but its there and it is not easy to overcome it.  Usually, we let go our fear by saying ‘ I can handle everything and anything’ but is it so easy? It may seem very simple but its really difficult and challenging for every individual to face it. My facilitators made it quite easy for me to evaluate and think about my fears in the first two sessions. I’m looking forward to learn and impart every bit of it in the upcoming sessions 🙂

Thank you Sanjana Ma’am and Ayman Ma’am.

The web of Beliefs i.e. ” Biases”

“ We are what we believe we are.” – Lewis Carroll. It holds true for what the world also i.e. what we believe it to be.

This is the poem I could resonate with Confirmation Bias -:


Read it with sorrow and you will feel hate.

Read it with anger and you will feel vengeful.

Read it with paranoia and you will feel confusion.

Read it with empathy and you will feel compassion.

Read it with love and you will feel flattery.

Read it with hope and you will feel positive.

Read it with humor and you will feel joy.

Read it without bias and you will feel peace.

Do not read it at all and you will not feel a thing.


  • Shannon L. Alder


Confirmation Biases does cloud my judgments.




Framing !!!!!

First of all, would like to thank Mariyam maam & Shezin maam for the wonderful first session of CT workshop. The next session is approaching & looking forward towards it. It was really interesting, different & most importantly had an impact towards the thinking pattern. Recently appeared for the quiz shared with us & the outcome was Framing…….. Is it ? How could it be ? Let me again check ! These were the reactions once I submitted the quiz and came across the result. Agree to a large extent now & Framing is actually a bias in which brain makes a decision on the basis of information depending upon how it is presented. We respond differently on the basis of the information which could be presented either in positive or negative manner.

Maybe, if a franchise owner approaches a aspiring Footballer to join his team, the player might refuse if he presents his teams performance this way ( the team lost 9 matches out of 20 matches played last year). On the other hand, he might accept the offer if the record is put the other way like ” the team won 11 matches out of 20 last year”.

However, the record & outcome is same but put up in different ways.



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