Greeting Card Competition Awards 2015

Participating in any Art/Design competition is a great learning experience. Working within set parameters and limitations is a challenge.  My young artists were given the task of creating greeting cards.  The occasion was their choice.  The children made cards for various occasions.  Artists are very sensitive to their environment.  Young children are observant and their…

Teachers, our foundation stones

Teachers Day is celebrated in India on 5th of September and we all know that the second President of India Sh Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on this day in 1888.  He was a great philosopher and a teacher and believed that the best minds in the country should be teachers.  Those of us in school…

Eid Mubarak

I love the festival of Eid. For me growing up in Army Cantonments, all festivals were awaited and celebrated with great gusto.  Being confused as to which Eid is to be celebrated when I was young, for me it was sewai Eid as I love the way Sewai  is cooked for Eid.  Eid ul Fitr is…

Living Tradition of Lord Jagannath in Puri, India

Nabakalebara- Changing the statues of Jagannath Temple in 2015 The replacement of the Statues of , Balabhadra, Subhadra, Lord Jagannath and Sudarshan Chakra is a ritual believed to be followed from the time of Mahabharat, after the death of Lord Krishna. This change is effected within a gap of 12 to 19 years after lunar calculations….

Happy Fathers Day

Father’s day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and this year it is on the 21st of June and is coinciding with the International Yoga Day. Today we live in the age of instant information and awareness of all that is happening around the world. Within minutes news travels.  We are truly a…

International Yoga Day

Our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi is the force behind the universal acceptance of this ancient  way of healthy living. Ever since 21st June has been declared International Yoga day there is a lot of talk about it. We need to consciously get away from politicizing and appreciate the advantage Yoga offers. Yoga teaches you…

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…

Relevance of International Women’s Day

Why do we need to celebrate an International Women’s Day? Why designate March 8th as the 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 a property of her father or husband, where she is considered to have no…

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…