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Competition or No Competition

  Our experiences with schools in the process of the conduct the Life Art Education program ( in schools, is that competition is ingrained in the Indian psyche. All schools feel proud to showcase their in-house talents, hence there is this mad rush for competitions. What Read more [...]

Ugadi – the beginning…by Usha Balasubramaniam

Ugadi – the beginning…by Usha Balasubramaniam All Hindu festivals have their own significance and importance. Hindu culture has a rich heritage, with numerous festivals. Each celebrated festival throughout the year has its own distinct value and ritual practice. Ugadi is celebrated in many states like Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Ugadi Read more [...]

Maha Shivarathri

Maha Shivarathri “Lingodhbhava Moorthi” Maha Shivratri, the most important festival to worship Lord Shiva, is on the 14th night of the new moon during the dark half of the month of Phalguna (Feb / March). The festival has been accorded lot of significance in Hindu mythology. It says that a devotee who performs Read more [...]

Food for the Soul – Contributed by Jen Burton

Food for the Soul – Contributed by Jen Burton Food for the Soul: The Benefits of a Spiritual Diet From an early age, our dietary habits are ingrained in us, either as a result of our parent’s relationship with food or due to our social environment. Because of this, some of us may grow to develop a sweet tooth while others may have a penchant Read more [...]

Making music education compulsory for children in schools – Vandana Narasu

Gone are the days when Carnatic music, Dance and other major art forms were offered as optional activities at Schools. Some forward looking schools are starting to include these art forms as part of their regular curriculum and this is a welcome change. Out of my personal experience of going to schools Read more [...]

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