Celebrating Earth Day – 22nd April

Growing up in small towns in the early 1960’s we lived in houses with gardens and lots of plants and animals. There was no concrete on the pavement or on the side of the roads. We did not need rainwater harvesting and houses had a maximum of two or three floors. Living in Delhi now…

22nd March is World Water Day

           Painting by Ananaya Jalan. Water is the single most important need for the world.  We will not be able to survive without it.  I do not want to get into the uses and its limited supply or how we live, waste, and overuse it.  We all know it is limited…

The Hindu New Year !

The Hindu New Year is celebrated by different states of India on different days between March and April. These New Year Festivals follow the Hindu Lunar calendar and fall on different dates every year since it follows the movement of the moon. It is known by different names such as Puthandu in Tamil Nadu, Baisakhi…

Relevance of International Women’s Day

Why do we need to celebrate International Women’s Day? Why designate March 8th as International Women’s Day? Women’s Day designated on March 8th does have a lot of significance. In a society like ours where a woman is still the property of her father or husband, where she is considered to have no rights it…

Celebrating Holi – Happy Holi!

Holi is the celebration of spring and related to agriculture. Festivals for children are a time of fun and frolic. In our country, each festival is celebrated in its own set style.  Actually, Holi festivities start long before the festival arrives. All the food and snacks were then homemade. I don’t think we could buy…

Importance of Art

Thoughts:- Art is the visual expression of our thoughts and feelings Anything expressed beautifully appeals to our inner self We want to see it again and again Visual representation of anything and everything is becoming more and more important When we were children we expressed by writing, but today even a three-year-old is taught to…

Children’s Day!

Why do we celebrate children’s Day in India on the 14th of November in India when the universal Children’s Day in the world is 20th November? Very simple 14th November is the birthday of our first Prime Minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru and as he was very fond of children it was declared as Children’s Day….