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Workshops

Some are for children & others are open to all.

The Imagination Workshop – Soar Write In!  by Reshma K Barshikar   

27th January 2019

Time : 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Duration: 120 minutes
Age Group:7-12 years
Participants : 20-30.

This workshop introduces children to the six traits of writing and creates a stress-free platform for word play and intrepid expression, while building a discipline of writing craft. The key is to write, write what you please, when you please, and how you please. The workshop teaches them how to have fun writing using Graphic Organisers which enable them to organise their thoughts using innovative prompts and helps create a culture where the blank page is something that inspires and builds both confidence, and more importantly, a lifelong passion for expression through the written word. 

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Literature Socratic Dialogue by Tarun

27th January 2019

Time : 10.00 am – 5.00 pm 

Duration: 10 am – 5 pm
Junior level : Grade 4 to 7 (Age 8-13)
Senior level : Grade 8 to 12 (Age 12-17)
Participants : 30

Literature Socratic Dialogue aims at exploring perspectives on the importance of literature and its role in evolving socio-cultural perception and critical thinking among students. ‘Sciensation’ incentivizes “interesting wrong answers” more than “correct answers” as an attempt to move the current school education from the “one correct answer” paradigm to “perspectives”. ‘Sciensation’ has conducted several Socratic Dialogues on the ‘Idea of India’, ‘Experiments with Truth’, ‘Ethics and Social Justice’, ‘Mathematics and Economics’ during which students explored inter-disciplinary perspectives. For instance, an interesting inter-disciplinary argument combining ideas from social sciences, technology and economics was witnessed in ‘Idea of India-2017’. “The Literature Socratic Dialogue” aims at exploring inter-disciplinary applications of literature in areas like business, advertising, and education. The Dialogue shall explore the intangible ‘benefits’ of literature beyond the immediate career or goal: such as how an exposure to multi-cultural literature changes one’s thought process and imbibes life-skills.

Book Stories by Ragini Siruguri

26th January 2019

Time : 11.00 am – 13.00 pm

Duration: 120 mins
Age Group: 8 yrs and above
Participants : 25

How are books made?

Where do stories come from?

What comes first – words or pictures?

Join us for a fun-filled interactive session to find out how stories are born and pictures are made. Learn about the many people who are involved in making a book and the different printing methods used. Watch, explore and interact with unusual forms of the book – and last of all, get to make your own book! Through a selection of children’s picture books, this session offers a fascinating sneak peek into the design-centric book making process at Tara Books, an independent publishing house based in Chennai.

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Construe the Constitution-2019 by Tarun

26th January 2019

Time : 10 am – 5 pm

Duration: 10 am – 5 pm
Age Group: 7-12 yrs
Participants : 30

Construe the Constitution-2019 is the third edition of the annual inter-school Socratic Dialogue to celebrate India’s Republic Day. Students would critically analyze the philosophy of the Indian constitution. The Socratic Dialogue format incentivizes students for both questions as well as answers. Sentia Global School, Bachupally had won the first edition of the Dialogue in 2017. Dr Reddy’s Foundation’s Pudami School finished 3rd, and Devnar Foundation team received special appreciation from the jury. In this format, students go through a questionnaire which contains two parts: Analysis and Synthesis. The Analysis part gives the students an understanding of the philosophical principles or ideas that give birth to a constitution, an outline of the Indian Constitution and the factors involved in analyzing the Constitution. The Synthesis part asks students to apply these ideas to create a classroom constitution, and gives additional tasks like special rights or amendment suggestions

Link to the questionnaire

Indian Sign Language Workshop by Anju Khemani

26th January 2019

Time : 14.00 pm – 16.00 pm

 Duration: 120 mins
Age Group: 18 years and above
Max number of participants: 20
 
Sign language is a visual language used by Deaf people.  It is a complete, complex language that employs signs made by moving the hands, fingers, combined with facial expressions and its own rules for word order. No one form of sign language is universal. Different sign languages are used in different countries or regions.  The Indian Deaf community uses the Indian Sign language (ISL). While ISL takes the letters from the English alphabet it isn’t simply English with hand signs; it is a different language with its own grammar and sentence construction. At the workshop, you learn the alphabet, greetings, colours, food words, and some basic conversation in Sign Language.
 

Good Food by Seetha Anand Vaidyam

25th January 2019

Time : 15.00 pm – 16.00 pm

 Duration: 60 mins
Age Group: 18 years and Above
Max number of participants: 20.
 
A demo Workshop that aims to showcase recipes that promote healthy ways of cooking and eating. Participants will get to understand the importance of eating local, whole and raw foods. The workshop also hopes to make participants understand how and what is on one’s plate affects the planet. Through our individual food choices, each one of us can be an eco-warrior and a friend of the Earth.
 

Revisiting Drawing: A Workshop to Look around and Record by Tanmay Santra

26th January 2019

Time : 14.00 pm – 16.30 pm

 Duration: 150 mins
Age Group: 16 yrs and above   
 Participants: 20.
 
Drawing is recognized as the basic form of expression in visual arts. Drawing is often exploratory, with considerable emphasis on observation, problem-solving and composition.  This workshop aims to facilitate a better understanding of ‘drawing’ as a process of making, as well as a unique means of visual communication. Learning to see is part of drawing, and hence observing an object for a certain amount of time, perceiving several details and their characteristics are very important in the process of drawing making. This workshop is intended to encourage all the participants to draw and record things and happenings around them. “Drawing keeps the eye fresh, the mind alive, and the intuition nimble.”  (Timothy Nero)
 

Shaping the Ideas: A Workshop with Clay by Tapasi Nath

27th January 2019

Time : 14.00 pm – 16.30 pm

 Duration: 150 mins
Age Group:11 yrs and above
Max number of participants: 20.
 
Clay, in its most basic form, is composed of nothing but fine earth and water. Civilizations around the world have created clay sculptures since ancient times. Societies from places as diverse as Africa, Mesopotamia, and China are all known for their terracotta pottery, bricks, and ritual sculptures. Clay art remains popular and useful even in today’s era of technological advancement. Using clay to make objects and other things can help the participants find a means to express their inner emotions and thoughts. This workshop offers to the participants basic exposure and practical experience of working with clay. It enables the participants to understand the technicalities of the medium, as well as fulfill their artistic endeavors.
 

How to Write a Story & How to Work with Illustrator by Anne-Claire Lévêque, Emilie Camatte

27th January 2019

Time : 10.00 am – 13.00 pm

 Duration: 180 mins
Age Group:12 yrs and above
Max number of participants: 30.
 
Anne-Claire Lévêque specializes in youth literature. Toying with the French language and juggling with words and expressions is one of her favourite writing techniques. Emilie Camatte’s taste for travels, particularly in India, and her passion for photography led her to the creation of travel diaries in which she brings out her feelings through photo collages and watercolours.  Emilie focuses on illustration for youth and has produced several books for children.  In the first part, they would explain how they create, get inspiration, read their book; and second part, they would invite the public to create a short story (in English) with some illustrations. The workshop will be simultaneously translated into English by Professor M. Ajey Balaji, Alliance Française Hyderabad.
 

How to Write a Movie by Adite Banerjie & Kaz Drysdale

27th January 2019

Time : 11.00 am – 13.00 pm

Duration: 120 mins
Age Group: Open to all
Participants : 30

Movies have a universal appeal. They have the power to entertain, inspire and emotionally engage with viewers. And, it all begins with the screenplay. However, screenwriting has its own set of rules and conventions, do’s and don’ts that a writer needs to be aware of. How do you turn your idea or concept into a two-hour movie that engages with the audience?  This workshop will introduce participants to the essential elements of a screenplay, including plot, structure, scenes and sequences, genre, theme and the process involved in writing a screenplay.

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Experience your Mandala – Connect to the Rhythm of Your Breath by Shakuntala & Anisha Dhanuka

27th January 2019

Time : 14.00 pm – 17.00 pm

 Duration: 180 mins
Age Group:12 yrs and above
Participants: 20.
 
Mandalas are beautiful and magical tools to discover patterns in life and to connect the inner self to the universe and vice versa. Corroborating the age-old wisdom of yoga and the art of mandalas, we invite you to experience the rhythm of your breath, rhythm of life, learn tools to reduce stress and become more mindful. 
 

The Home Within”: A Meditation Workshop  by Sarada Chiruvolu

25th January 2019

Time : 11.30 am – 13.30 pm

Duration: 120 mins (including Q & A)
Age Group: Open to all
Participants: 30

The workshop will go over Raja Yoga Technique of meditation and will address common obstacles that most people face during meditation. It will also offer simple techniques for developing a productive spiritual practice and give some tools that one can use.

  • Basic techniques of meditation 
  • Posture makes a difference 
  • Practice alternate nostril breathing 
  • Keep the mind from distractions 
  • How to reach that one-pointed state 

The resource person will speak about her personal journey towards attaining self-realization/enlightenment. She will share her story, the steps she took, and the common myths and misconceptions people have about enlightenment. She approaches the subject in a pragmatic way and does not focus on any one religion

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Digital Creation Activity by  RJ Harshi

26th January 2019

Time : 11.00 am – 13.00 pm

Duration: 120 mins ( 60 mins talk, 60 mins activity )
Age Group:15 years and above
Participants : 20-30.

” Viral Session” is  an event by “The Writers Hub” explores the work of RJ Harshi of Radio Mirchi, a well-known personality in Lucknow. Using digital platform as a medium, she reaches out to people more effectively. The popularity of her show “Mirchi Kantaap” has spread to other cities and states as well. With a pinch of sarcasm and a pinch of humour, she articulates our concerns without being over-the-top ‘gyaani’. Her show demonstrates how youngsters can use the power of digital platform to bring about a positive change in the society. In the workshop, participants, divided into teams, would create content on a particular topic. Harshi will analyse the submissions and offer tips on how to improve

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Hindi Literary Workshop by  Chandra Shekhar Varma

26th January 2019

Time : 14.00 pm – 16.00 pm

Duration: 120 mins 
Age Group:15 years and above
Participants : 20-30.

In this stage talk show-cum-literature workshop the resource person Chandra Shekhar Varma, will help amateur writers and poets to find ‘the corners of the straight line’ as he walks them through the galleria of his poetic and literary impression

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Art of Self-love by Snigdha Munipally

27th January 2019

Time : 15.00 pm – 16.00 pm

Duration: 60 mins
Age Group:Open to all
Participants : 25-30

Self-love is the most important relation of our lives. In this present world of social admiration, we often create emotional dependencies and base our decisions on others opinion rather than our own thought process.  This workshop aims to help you reconnect with yourself and understand the roots of this issue, along with finding effective methods to cope with it. 

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“Meditation: Cultivating Inspiration & Creativity” by Joshua Pollock

26th January 2019

Time : 14.00 pm – 15.00 pm

Duration: 60 minutes
Age Group: 15 years and above
Minimum number of participants: 50

 Explore how meditation can produce a state of creativity and flow in this practical workshop where participants will learn a set of powerful meditation techniques and interact with Joshua Pollock, the best-selling author of The Heartfulness Way. Join in to perceive the world in fresh ways and to think and act with originality.

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Literature and Language Education by Tarun 

25th January 2019

Time : 11.30 am – 13.30 pm

Duration -120 mins
Age Group – Open to all
Participants: 25 -30

Sciensation, an organization which specializes in deep thought, philosophy, and research-based learning is organizing this workshop to showcase “question driven literature to stimulate intellect” and “critical inquiry led approach to learning”, in line with the idea of “deep-thinkers for a deep-tech future”. The participants shall go through snippets from the works of a few authors visiting HLF and probe the authors’ work through tools from various philosophies of language and theories of literary criticism. The idea is to get participants to see the purpose of studying literature. Readers, school teachers, literature enthusiasts can attend this workshop, to lead a renaissance in language and literature education. The workshop will help the participants to gain the following insights – understanding literature and its impact on human worldview, leveraging inspiration from literature to learn how to learn and extrapolate ideas of literature to various other disciplines.

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The Imagination Workshop – Soar Write In!  by Reshma K Barshikar

26th January 2019

Time : 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Duration: 120 mins
Age Group:12-17 years
Participants : 20-30.

This workshop introduces children to the six traits of writing and creates a stress-free platform for word play and intrepid expression, while building a discipline of writing craft. The key is to write, write what you please, when you please, and how you please. The workshop teaches them how to have fun writing using Graphic Organisers which enable them to organise their thoughts using innovative prompts and helps create a culture where the blank page is something that inspires and builds both confidence, and more importantly, a lifelong passion for expression through the written word. 

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“Out & About – Unravelling Queer Lives” workshop by Patruni Chidananda Sastry, Ekta Bahl & Dr. Pushpesh Kumar

27th January 2019

Time : 14.00 pm – 15.00 pm

Duration: 60 mins
Age Group:15 years and above
Participants : 20-30.

“Out & About – Unravelling Queer Lives” gives participants an insight into the lives of members of the LGBTQ+ community and offers basic information related to the vocabulary/terminology, stereotypes, misperceptions and how the allies can offer their support. The goal of the workshop is to engage the participants and increase their knowledge, awareness, skills, and understanding of the subject of identity, social justice, bias, and inclusion. For participants in the closet, the workshop would give a better understanding of the process of coming out, the consequences and how they can prepare themselves and their families. This interactive workshop will change the participants’ perception of the LGBTQ+ community.

The Firefly Community, based in Hyderabad was established with an aim to create awareness about topics like sexual abuse, LGBTQ+, women empowerment by creating safe spaces to start a conversation.

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Leo & Mike 3 D Printing & Inventing Workshops by Jxtapose

25th January  2019 – Time: 13.30 pm – 16.30 pm

27th January 2019 – Time: 13.00 pm – 16.00 pm

Duration: 180 mins                                                               
Age limit- 4 to 14 years old
Time slot – 45 mins each for a batch of 20 kids

We believe that the whole world is a construction kit, if you choose to see it this way.. Combine design and technology at Leo&Mike workshops to create super cool things that you can use everyday.

1. 3D Printing
Design, model and 3D print your own customized keychain that you can take home!
2. Become an Inventor
Make art by turning mundane objects from everyday into touchpads and combine them with the internet to make music or take pictures or play video games!
3. Robo war zone
A booth where kids can make robots wrestle/play soccer. 

Tie – Dyeing workshop by Jxtapose

26, 27th January  2019

Time :11.00 am – 13.00 pm

Dates – 26, 27th January
Age limit- 4 to 14 years old
Time slot – 45 mins each for a batch of 20 kids

Tie-dyeing is the art of folding or tying fabric to create resists that stop the dye from being absorbed into parts of the fabric, thereby leaving “blank areas”, creating the coolest designs. Learn this fascinating age-old art using basic techniques, and bandini, shibori and others by using simple accessories. The workshop will start with a 10 minutes briefing about dyes and dyeing techniques and the resists. It will cover the traditional folding techniques and shibori techniques along with some experimentation using accessories like paper clips, pencil, etc. As part of the workshop, you will get to try techniques on sample cloth pieces provided to you which you can take back home. We also encourage you to get an old plain or white cotton-based garment—mulmul fabric, plain dupatta, pillow cover, T-shirt, etc for you to dye after the workshop.

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Lippan Art Workshop by Jxtapose
 
25th January  2019 
Time: 11.00 am – 13.00 pm
 
Duration: 120 mins
Age limit- Open to all

Mud and mirror work also known as Lippan Kaam is a traditional mural craft of Kutch, Gujrat. It is done on walls of houses using mixture of clay and camel dung which keeps the interiors of the houses cool acting as an insulater and mirrors reflecting the sunlight. Lippan work now finds its pride in modern homes with a contemporary twist to it done using shilpkar clay in the form of wall decor.
 
Decoupage Art Workshop by Jxtapose
 
26th January  2019 
Time: 13.00 am – 16.00 pm
 
Duration: 180 mins
Age limit – 8 yrs and above

Decoupage is the art of decorating and embellishing old objects like furniture, bottles, metal, books and a lot more projects and surfaces to convert them into fab looking  masterpieces using a very few supplies like the cutouts and glue.
 
In this art we are making decoupage mdf coasters by using beautiful printed napkins!!
 

Workshop on Calligraphy & Painting 

27th January 2019

Time : 14.00 am – 16.00 pm

Details Awaited 

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The Art Of Making Sense Out Of Nonsense
 
26th January  2019 
Time: 15.00 am – 16.00 pm
 
Duration: 60 mins
Age limit – 15 yrs and above
 
Coming in from different walks of life Bhavneet and Shadab have changed the landscape of Hyderabad Radio scene with their impromptu and  witty sense of humour towards several nonsensical things & happenings.  They use this style while jockeying ON AIR to make listeners chuckle while inducing a thought in their head.Through this workshop, Bhavneet and Shadab break it down into simple steps as they share their thought process towards how they approach things in their li