Iqbal Mohamed founded Light and Life Academy on the day of the equinox. Naturally, it is equal measure teaching and learning. It is the exact balance of a school and a home. It’s the ideal point of well-structured curriculum and free-willed study. It encourages classroom and corridor learning; theory and practical, just the same.
Light and Life Academy is perched on a mountaintop in Ooty, with a spectacular view of the Ketti valley arguably the second largest inhabited valley in the world. It’s a calm, peaceful 40,000 sq ft theater in the lap of Mother Nature with up to three seasons visiting it every day. Custom-designed by one of India’s most celebrated architects, Mr. Jaisim (recipient of NDTV award for Lifetime Achievement in Architecture), any part of the campus is a window to the continuously unfolding drama of the sights and sounds of nature. When you step out of campus, the locals and officials are not just supportive but welcoming of cameras and photography, unlike any other place. It is truly the most conducive environment to create a picture.