Hope For 2013

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Dec 2012 was horrible in more than one way.

Yes, I am talking about ‘the girl’. As some one mentioned in their post, ‘not a martyr, not a brave soul, not a rebel, but an ordinary girl who just wanted to get home’.

Many predict that we react and will soon forget the girl and move on. I wish I knew how. Believe me, for the past few days, I have been trying to forget and I am failing miserably. She is there under the surface, no matter what I am doing. Even after the initial shock has subsided, my reaction is still the same. Mostly I am shocked by my own realization that rape is not about sex, not about power but gender violence.

It feels too shallow to think that she is a symbol of me and my generation. For what she has gone through is much more than what I have gone through, E.V.E.R. I see her as more like my daughter, the daughter I have failed to protect.

She is not a culmination of actions past, but is an indication of the future unless we do something about it.

My 2013 word is SPEAK. I will start with my children and hopefully I can grown with it.

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  • TIMES FUNIVAL @ HITEX

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    http://events.fullhyderabad.com/times-hitex-funival-the-internation-carnival/2012-december/tickets-dates-videos-reviews-75470-1.html

    Times is hosting a carnival for children.

    Live music.

    Hot air balloon rides.

    Stalls and fun stuff for children.

    Check it out if interested.

     

     

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  • Images In My Head

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    A classroom.

    Trains.

    A white bus.

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    Mostly sadness.

     

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  • Culture Kotudhu 5

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    Many many things are going on, just no time to update. But this I can’t resist!

    Last Sunday was Surasamharam, the last day of war between Lord Karthikeya and the demon Soorapadman.

    Since I wasn’t showing any signs of educating the children on this, R decided to step in. Youtubeducation took place while I was busy at work.

    He showed them Kandhan Karunai(Tamil movie 1967) in which Shivaji(Veeravahu) is stealing Sivakumar’s(Murugan) thunder with his thundering thighs, that are strategically exposed by the mini skirt he is wearing. Lets just say that the costume designer was well ahead of his time. More over, Shivaji’s over acting bordering on inappropriate conduct is best left unsaid. By itself, the movie would have given the children a warped sense of culture. But the key mistake on the husband’s part is that he showed Thiruvilayadal(Tamil movie, 1965) in the morning followed by KK in the evening.

    Now the girls are completely confused why Shiva traded his tiger skin for mini skirt(Shivaji is Shiva in AM movie and he is Veeravaahu in PM movie).

    Parvathi is played by Savitri in both movies. But she is green in AM movie and ‘regular’ in PM movie. So the question about ‘where did green Parvathi’ go? kept popping up every now and then.

    Gemini being Shiva in PM movie with the same actress as Parvati in both movies did not help one bit.

    Having KPS as Avviyaar in both the movies just added to the confusion.They can’t take the fact that KPS is universal Avviyaar and that she majored in ‘Avviyaar’ in her acting course.

    They simply believe that both movies are the same with  something gone wrong with Shiva and Parvathi!

    I can’t wait for Karthigai Deepam and the following culture education!

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    FB page: http://www.facebook.com/HCTFestival

    Three plays on Nov5(Mon), Nov6(Tues), Nov7(Wed).

    @6.30PM

    Passes available at www.bookmyshow.com, JustBooks Library, Ofen & Landmark

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  • Hindi Samachaar

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    Ok, we are now at a stage we are not repulsed by Hindi learning. By ‘we’ I mean the children. I haven’t warmed up to the idea since I get by pretty decently with my ‘Aaap, kaha hein?! Mein ghar mein hein. Aaap aathe aur nahin athe?! Kal pucca-ok?’

    Both can read Hindi(Aksharit helped big time). Art, they read your book in Hindi all by themselves. Proud moment for me and needs to be recorded here.

    Chula still refuses to speak. So her Hindi teacher has now mandated that Chula speak one new sentence to her every time she sees her.

    Many maps of the school were drawn. Every hide-able pillar was marked. Every alternative route was plotted. Numerous strategies on how to avoid A teacher were devised. In the end she saw the futility of the whole charade and asked me for my advise. Me being me, with all sincerity suggested, ‘You know the full song of Chamak chalo don’t you? So every time you see teacher tell her one line from the song. Problem solved.’ Needless to say, I have one furious child at home!

    Have a fantabulos back to school week you all. We have one more week as all our teachers and older children are in the music workshop by the Wayfarers.

     

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    RING BEARER – A LOTR Musical.

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    Love LORD OF THE RINGS?

    Then check out the dramatization of LOTR – THE RING BEARER, a musical by Wayfarers, Autralia(http://wayfarersaustralia.org/).

    Brahmakumari’s Global Peace Auditorium, Gachibowli.
    3 Nov, Sat. 5.30PM

    Tickets: Rs.200, Rs.300. Rs.500
    Call: Alka(9618987888), Divya(8801741505)
    Tickets also available at Landmark.
    Chula and Meija bought our tickets from their pocket money and are super excited about the fact that they are taking the family to the musical :)

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  • Math In Literature

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    My second post for CROCUS 2012, Math In Literature, a resource guide for kindergarten – 1 grade teachers is up on Saffron Tree.

    “Math and Literature, by my favorite author Marylin Burns has 22 ideas on how to extend books appropriate for kindergarten and grade 1, to inculcate mathematical thinking…more.

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    The Librarian Who Measured The Earth

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    My first post for CROCUS 2012 @ Saffron Tree.

    The Librarian Who Measured The Earth is the picture biography of Eratosthenes, a scholar who lived in 3rd century BC. He was a mathematician, geographer, music theorist ….more.

     

     

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    HAVE YOU SEEN THIS? Book By Arthi Anand.

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    Audience of Hyd:

    Have you read and enjoyed Tuesday by David Wiesner? The Red Book By Barbara Lehman? Zoom by Istvan Banyai?

    If so, you will love Arthi Anand‘s book HAVE YOU SEEN THIS? Come see the things you can see only through your imagination!! EVENT CHARGE: Rs.100/child.More details in poster.

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