November « 2012 « Mummy Knows Best - The hands-on mum's guide to cool kids' stuff

The lovely weather of pre-winter Delhi is perfect to ferry the kids to Bookaroo, the International Children’s Literature Festival. Kids can listen to authors read out bits from stories and poems, make puppets, create their own fantasy characters or graphic novel, all in the wonderful AnandGram venue, full of courtyards and trees and terracotta figures [...]

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I sat on Thulasi Rao’s porch, in the village of Nimmalekunte (2 hours from Bangalore on the Hyderbad highway) one Sunday afternoon, surrounded by Hanuman, Rama, Sita and Ravana. Thulasi Rao was giving me a mini performance of a scene from the ‘Ramayana’, while reciting his own lament of how puppeteers and their craft are [...]

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