The Manorama rape case, the Mothers of Manipur protest, Sabitri Heisnam’s rendering of Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi, the implementation of the Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act in Manipur less than a decade after its independence from British colonialism, an alarmingly high rate of fake encounters. This sentence covers more or less the extent of my limited awareness of…
History for Peace
A network of educators and members of civil society in the subcontinent, this project serves as a platform for discussion, debate and the exchange of ideas pertaining to teaching and learning of history for peace and understanding. The website also acts as a repository of resources for classroom-usage.History for Peace
Anne Frank: A History for Today
A project that challenges participants to think about concepts of tolerance, learning to live with difference, human rights and democracy through an international travelling exhibition, workshops and educational activities that encourage critical thinking.Anne Frank-A History for Today
Dialogue for Peace
Through workshops that involve the use of the arts Dialogue for Peace – The Kashmir Project aims to address the need to bridge the divide between young people across socio political barriers—encouraging them to question mindsets and work towards strengthening inter community ties.Dialogue for Peace
PeaceWorks. Everyday resistance that will eventually make us good human beings.
PeaceWorks. Yes. Certainly more than, say, war, conflict, violence, destruction. Think about it. See the world around you. On your TV and your laptop and your mobile. The more the news hits you, the more numb and disinterested you get. After all, you say, how much can you take? At Seagull, we decided to do something about it. We chose the arts as our ‘tool’ of communication. The core idea being: hey, we need to live with difference and allow it the same space to breathe that we, us, ourselves demand. That’s it.
Share Stories Open Minds
Storytelling is one of humanity's oldest art forms and an enduring educational method. Stories can spark social change. Since ancient times ideas and values embedded in stories have educated, inspired and motivated listeners—and this is exactly what our volunteers do for the Nabadisha children.
After 8 years of reaching out to over 2000 children and helping them better negotiate the differences rooted in our society, we now wish to restructure the project into a year long internship programme.
If you have a passion for telling stories and have 2–4 hours to spare every week, call us today at 24556942/43 or write to email@example.com
It was the last group’s turn to present their work in the propaganda assignment we began two classes ago. Having been busy with a host of extra curriculars, they had not had the chance to make a ‘negative’ propaganda assignment I was informed. Their presentation (image of poster below) was received unanimously with quiet approval…
The classes during which the students presented their propaganda assignments, shared the rationale of their choices and engaged with the responses the works elicited, were some of the most intensive and fun we’ve had in my time with this programme in Akshar so far. In my last report (presentations by group 1 and 2), I’d…
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