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Painting Success Stories With Arts

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The Magic Of Art Arattai Aarpattam

Come June every year and the entire NalandaWay team seems to go through a sea change…deadlines loom larger than before, people who usually wrap up by 6 pm end up staying past 8, lunch (usually a happy one-hour affair) is more on the run and betwee...

When Art Arattai Aarpattam Went To School…

The fifth edition of Art Arattai Aarpattam has been different and unique on my aspects, but the one which definitely stands out, is that we have tried to create the AAA experience within the school campuses, thanks to feedback from the children wh...

Lending An 'Ear' To Teachers

Creating "happy classrooms" through art, music, drama and story-telling.

Lights, Camera, Laughter!

"Thank you for making me laugh, when I thought that I had forgotten to smile".

Dream Catchers

At the outset, I would like to thank you for supporting us in our journey towards helping thousands of disadvantaged children achieve through arts. Having co-facilitated our 'Kanavu Pattarai' initiative- which helps heal adolescent children from e...

The Curious Case Of Samuel Venkatesan

Dear Friend, Four years ago, Samuel Venkatesan a.ka. Sam had been voted ‘Teenager of the year’ in a children’s daily in France. Formerly a child labourer in Soolagiri village in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, Sam had joined our ‘Achieve through Arts’ pr...

Kalaivani - Once Upon A Story

Dear Friend, On a cool breezy evening Kalaivani, a happy chubby girl and I were sitting outside her thatched house on a raised platform meant for washing clothes. She and three of her elder sisters lived with their parents in a house that was prob...

'Payasam' For The Soul

Dear friend,Recently, a colleague and I were on our way to a Government school in the northern fringes of Chennai. The neighborhood was infamous for gangsters and violence. It was two in the afternoon, but a wine shop at the entrance of the street...

The Art Of Hope

Dear Friend,Balaji was 14 or 15 when he joined our arts education programme. He used to stay then at the Government Home for Boys. His mother, the lone breadwinner of the family had admitted him at the shelter, so that he could stay away from his ...

A Letter From Santa Claus

Dear Friend, Here's wishing you a very merry Christmas! It’s another exciting year here at the North Pole! The elves are busy making toys, wrapping up presents and labelling gifts while the reindeer are ready to make another fun trip.

I Hate Arts!

“Why should I learn the arts?”“I hate Arts.”“How long is today’s training?”“When are the coffee and tea breaks?”These were a continuous volley of questions that came in from one of our participants.

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