Category Archives: Arts Education

Golpo Mela 2015…stories and much more

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Stories. Why do we tell them? Why do they exist? Those questions can be answered by using terms like ‘oral histories’, ‘traditions’, ‘listening skills’ and ‘pedagogy’. All very valid. At Golpo Mela, the PeaceWorks Storytelling Festival, it is however, much more. Before the day of the festival, I had visited a centre to help with…

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Theatre, writing, and musings

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Why do we write? Stories, poems or plays? Rohan Haldar, a student at Kailash Vidyamandir once told me that he writes so that children will start taking an interest in the world of literature. This coming from a boy who studies in middle school. And that in the world of stories there is happiness to…

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PeaceWorks – A shining example of hope and perseverance

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Art and peace are both located in the tension between emotions and intellect. Life unites what concepts and dualisms keep apart. And art, like peace, has to overcome such false dichotomies by speaking both to the heart and to the brain, to the compassion of the heart and the constructions of the brain. ~ Johan…

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Arts education-my experience at Jorasanko

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We all want to invest. The key notion behind every investment is the belief that it will brighten our future. Looking aside from our personal investments, what about the country, the world? Children are the future and improving the lives of these children, is an investment into a better future. I visited one of the…

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