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Chagaletti Makkala Granthalaya (Chagaletti Children’s Library): a lesson in child empowerment

Imagine a full-fledged library run totally and successfully by a small group of children from a remote village with all of being under seventeen years of age.  Seems far-fetched? But, a look at the Children’s Library at Chagaletti, a small village about 22 km from Bangalore in North Bangalore taluk will prove you wrong.  A… Continue reading Chagaletti Makkala Granthalaya (Chagaletti Children’s Library): a lesson in child empowerment

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Empowered with knowledge: White Swan Foundation for Mental Health

According to the World Health Organisation, at least 20% of the world’s children and adolescents have mental disorders or problems. According to surveys conducted in India, it is estimated that at least 20% of the entire population will suffer from various kinds of mental illnesses at least once during their entire life span. In fact,… Continue reading Empowered with knowledge: White Swan Foundation for Mental Health

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Kilikili: Ensuring ‘fair play’ for all

Children playing with gay abandon in a public park amidst chatter, cheer and laughter. This is a familiar sight for most of us on a daily basis. But imagine the same scenario with differently-abled children. This, now, is a bit difficult to imagine, right? The main reason for this is that one rarely sees these… Continue reading Kilikili: Ensuring ‘fair play’ for all

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Chandramana Ugadi: Ode to new beginnings

Auspicious day One of the much awaited and popular festivals of Karnataka, ‘Chandramana Ugadi’ falls today and what better occasion than this auspicious day to start something new.  Derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yugadi’ that means ‘starting of a new Yuga or new period’, Ugadi is celebrated in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and… Continue reading Chandramana Ugadi: Ode to new beginnings

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Fine arts with a purpose: Rasa Aadharan

Theatre for Holistic Development (THD) Located on Bengaluru’s bustling Sampige Road in Malleshwaram is the truly unique Rasa Aadharan, a centre for children and adults with special needs. Committed to the holistic development of special students, Rasa Aadharan is a branch of RASA, Chennai.  The latter was founded by Dr Ambika Kameshwar, who advocates the… Continue reading Fine arts with a purpose: Rasa Aadharan

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Tata Serein: experience Malabar Hill in Thane

Nature’s Bounty If you are looking for a luxurious wellness home in an ambience that is similar to the affluent neighborhood of Malabar hill, then look no far as Tata Serein is here.  Located on Pokhran Road No 2, Thane West , the project is set amidst the lap of nature with the Upvan Lake… Continue reading Tata Serein: experience Malabar Hill in Thane

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A colorful fun-filled afternoon: #BergerXP IndiBlogger Meet

Indiblogger meets have always been one of those events I eagerly look forward to attending.  These meets are not only a great platform for brands but for bloggers as well.  While it is a forum where you obtain a whole lot of information and perspectives about products, services and organizations, it is also one where… Continue reading A colorful fun-filled afternoon: #BergerXP IndiBlogger Meet

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Book Review: The Story of a Suicide by Sriram Ayer

Review “The Story of a Suicide” by Sriram Ayer is one that perhaps reflects the state of society and how youth relate to and deal with different aspects of life – ranging from social media to substance abuse to sexuality. The book is centered around four characters – Hari, Mani, Sam and Charu. Starting innocuously… Continue reading Book Review: The Story of a Suicide by Sriram Ayer

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Announcement: Change in Domain name

Hello readers, Just wanted to let you know that rashminotes.wordpress.com is now rashminotes.com.  I have a site redirect in place that will automatically take you to the new website. My blogging journey has been great thus far but it would not have been possible without all your support.  Thank you for all the encouragement to… Continue reading Announcement: Change in Domain name

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Colgate magical stories: Power of Story Telling

When was the last time your child told you a story? When I was asked this question, it got me thinking. It has been a while indeed and also with new age children, there is a big challenge in keeping their imagination ignited. With limited concentration spans and even limited novelty factor, there is a… Continue reading Colgate magical stories: Power of Story Telling