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AAA – Nalandaway – Arts Carnival & This week’s events

July 19, 2010

For the past 3 days, as a part of art, arattai, aarpattam Nalandaway foundation has organized the arts carnival in Dhakshina Chitra, Chennai. With this I have got an opportunity to have a first time visit to this centre which is dedicated for arts.

There are lot of activities went on in various places like Pot making, Origamy, Puppet shows, shell craft, Paatachitra, Palm leaf painting, pencil drawing, mehendi designing and much more. There are lot of kids came there along with their parents. Kids tried their hands on everything. Every volunteer at the respective counters explained about the art very politely and also taught the kids very patiently. As always kids tried to learn a lot.

One thing I observed was even though kids want to get a touch on Pot making they are afraid to do it. In turn, adults were so interested in doing it, I myself tried and made a mess of it πŸ˜€

Paatachitra – Kids were more happy to write their names and have a copy with themselves. I have read somewhere, ‘When we get a pen, the first thing we write is our name’. It is in our nature πŸ™‚

Origamy – Volunteers helped kids in making Lotus flower. Don’t know how many papers going to fly off from the notebooks of kids tomorrow πŸ™‚

Puppet show – I have went there at a wrong time and before it could end I left from there. So I couldn’t watch the puppet show 😦 As I am coming out I have seen a kid excitedly saying, ‘Puppet show dekenge, puppet show dekenge’ πŸ™‚

Shell craft – This was entirely done by the volunteers making Eagle and Turtles out using shells. Turtles were really cute πŸ™‚ Kids were really happy to watch how they are doing it.

Palm leaf painting – This is really new to me. There are lot of drawings done on the palm leafs with kids tried their hands.

Pencil drawing – There was a guy who draws the face as it is. All we have to do is just sit still there. Amazing. I am always wondered how they do this and I am still wondering.

Surely it worth a visit and I loved it. Only regret is that I didn’t had a camera with me 😦 I should buy it soon. For a long time I am thinking about it.


Coming up Events:

So now the events that are coming up on next week:

Children film festival (July 19th to July 23rd)

Venue: Film Chamber, Near Rani Seethai Hall, Anna Salai Chennai.

I don’t think there will be another chance to watch all these great movies in big screen. So go and enjoy the movies.

Date 10 AM 1:30 PM
July 19th UP Ratatouille
July 20th Monsters, Inc. Bolt
July 21st Meet the Robinsons Night at the museum
July 22nd Lion King Finding Nemo
July 23rd Over the hedge Open season

Sing along with Krishna Iyer and Jeeva

Date: 24th July

Time: 7 PM

Venue: Museum Theatre, Egmore.

Tale of Haruk: A korean musical with English subtitles

Date: 24th July

Time: 7 PM

Venue: Sir Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Concert hall, Harrington road.

Super Singer Juniors Live

Date: 25th July

Time: 7 PM

Venue: Sir Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Concert hall, Harrington road.

Donor passes are available at Landmark and Odyssey.

For bulk booking, you can contact Upasana at 8056212458 or mail her @

U can also book online thru,

9 Comments leave one →
  1. July 19, 2010 4:43 am

    Awesome!! Wish I cd hv seen it too. And I just love ‘Finding Nemo’ very lovely and touching tale πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Me too love that movie… very nice one πŸ™‚ Come over to Chennai Pals…

  2. July 19, 2010 8:39 am

    Wow!! this seems awesome!
    Do we have something like this in Bangalore?

    kanagu: No.. 😦 but you can plan a trip to Chennai πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • July 19, 2010 10:20 am

      OOPS !!! No baby !!! U need to come to Chennai for all the happenings…. πŸ˜‰ u see we are all here na… πŸ˜‰

  3. July 19, 2010 9:52 am

    waiting to be a part of it; probably next week ! πŸ˜€

    kanagu: Varuveengala???? πŸ™„ πŸ™„

    • July 19, 2010 10:17 am

      chumma plan panrathoda seri… πŸ™„ nee enga poga pore !!!!

  4. July 19, 2010 10:19 am

    Kanagu, I am glad u liked the whole experience at DC !!! It was great right ??? Did u attend the story telling session ???

    kanagu: I missed it… 😦 😦 Where it happened??? actually I find it really tough to find where everything happens…

    WOW, u tried pottery…Oh my, even I shld have…I was so busy clicking pictures that I totally forgot abt it.

    kanagu: thank god… I didn’t took a cam with me.. lol!!!

    Anyway, good fun for me and the girls and I saw that the other kids too enjoyed so much. πŸ™‚

    kanagu: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. July 19, 2010 2:10 pm

    Wow! the program sounds so much fun πŸ™‚
    I’d love to be part of such a fantastic event πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    Thank you for sharing the details πŸ™‚


    kanagu: U are always welcome CB πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. July 19, 2010 2:25 pm

    Wow, very nice write-up Kanagu. Pls buy that camera soon so that we get pics too πŸ˜‰

    kanagu: Thanks Swaram.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I think it time to bug you again πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ but don’t worry.. this will be the last time.. I guess πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

    Every volunteer at the respective counters explained about the art very politely and also taught the kids very patiently – Thatz sooo nice. Such hospitality is what welcomes people πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    β€˜When we get a pen, the first thing we write is our name’ – Ha ha gud one πŸ™‚

    kanagu: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. July 19, 2010 6:57 pm

    oh I love attending fairs and carnivals. Which camera are u going to buy? I have seen all the children movies πŸ˜€

    kanagu: Still don;t know Reema.. maybe an entry level SLR… πŸ™‚ Kids movies are fun πŸ™‚

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