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Republic Day is India’s greatest National celebration.  Even though January 26 would be a holiday, we would wake up early to watch the Parade on TV.  So imagine my surprise when a mere 4 kids in class out of 25 held up their hands in affirming they’ve done the same.  My favourite part of this celebration is watching the State Tableaus that celebrate India. They are a glimpse into our rich heritage which can leave you so inspired! These 10…

On our way back from Pondicherry to Chennai, we decided to take a stopover at Mahabalipuram, a small town that falls in the Kancheepuram district. Also known as Mamallapuram after the Pallava King Narasimha Varman, the place is a tourist magnet, and rightly so because the sculptures and monuments you’d see here are unparalleled. The Pallava Kings patrons of art and architecture and their genius is still around in the form of sculpted reliefs, rock-cut caves, granite temples and numerous…

Contributed by: Susmita Biswas Have you ever had to retrieve and preserve family photo albums at your grandmother’s home? It was an annual ritual at my grandmother’s home to replace the butter papers in between pages and air out the photos, so they don’t get moist and catch mould. We would even use a little dusting powder on the butter paper, just to make sure the paper does not get stuck to the photographs. It was a fun activity because…

Students from Vivek High are very inspiring for any facilitator. This workshop was no different! We began our morning with students looking at an artwork and looking for clues to create its story. Bit by bit, we could manage to trace the emotions of our protagonists and the artwork’s focus! We then moved on to connecting the dots in art history and this is when the students’ imagination and observation was really challenged. The day ended with a research project…

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