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Singing Nun

Sunday evening turned out to be a delight. The day had been awkward, full of family demands and neurotic outbursts necessitating much hand holding and Skyping. As a result I missed my Fun Day...

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Surprising benefits of Yoga

As Yogis are we are well aware of the benefits of regular yoga and not just theoretically but from our own experience. It can’t but help though when this is verified by Time magazine....

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Bliss

Sunset, mountains and a lake – what could be more blissful?Blind with bliss unseen… Phewa Lake, Pokhra, Nepal. April 2014 THE LAKE OF GAUBE The sun is lord and god, sublime, serene, And sovereign...

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IFCAYE – Body Image and Movement

I will be writing a series of retrospective blog posts on that superb Youth Festival IFCAYE, held in early October. Sangeeta Banerjee was a mentor for Body Image and Movement. Enjoy the graceful dance...

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Poet’s Collective, Lodhi Garden

  Poet’s Collective organised by the enterprising Saumya Kulshreshtha who blogs at Nascentemissions met on 26.10.14. Poets sat around in the shade of old monuments of Lodhi Gardens, reading out their poetry from notebooks (the pen...

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Political Awareness – IFCAYE

Two weeks ago we were in the thick of IFCAYE – India Festival of Children and Youth Empowerment. Between my sessions I sat in briefly on a couple of sessions with other mentors. Panini...

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Sauce, goose and gander

This year’s Blog Action Day topic is Inequality – there is nothing more unequal than the difference in the treatment of men and women. There’s such a huge gap that it’s shocking and of...

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The brain behind IFCAYE

  Somebody who can make a film like this certainly has a sense of what children need. The October event I’m looking forward to with excited anticipation is the India Festival of Children and...