September 28th, 2018
Workshops for Day 1
08:30 - 9:30
Sandhya Rao

In this workshop, children will be introduced to rhymes in different languages.
We will recite together and have a rollicking good time. Noise level no bar!

Sakshi Singh

"Fresh Rhyme Water"
We read, we rhyme, we create and chime!  Let's use rhyme and poetry to fall in love with words.
 Sakshi will conduct a Fresh Rhyme Water Workshop, wherein she guides children to slowly, freely and passionately express themselves through the written word. 

Katie Day

“Sharks Galore!”
Can you spot a shark?  Create a shark out of paper?  Want to read about sharks?  Sing and dance like a family of sharks?  Come along to this workshop for stories, information, and creativity -- all exploring sharks.

Martin Kiszko

"Green Poems for a Blue Planet"
Poetry Workshop -  Poetry to turn you GREEN!!!
Write and perform a green poem then write it on any reusable piece of junk, plastic, trash or litter you
find or bring along! How environmentally friendly and poetic can you get!!!?

David Melling

"Creating characters – from pencil to pen."
Join internationally-bestselling author-illustrator David Melling as he introduces his characters, teaches you how to draw his most popular creation, Hugless Douglas, and gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his creative process!

09:30 - 10:00
Book Exhibition
10:00 - 10:30
Martin Kiszko

"Green Poems for a Blue Planet"
Saving our environment with the power of poetry! From disappearing tigers to eco-travel and from football to ‘poo power’,  Martin Kiszko, the UK’s
Green Poet says ‘I hope this show will make you think, raise a smile, start a conversation, spark an idea, spur us into action, or simply turn on a few ‘green lights’.

10:30 - 11:30
Priya Muthukumar

"Once Upon A Cloud" 
The sky seems to hold a lot of fascination for many. Let's go sky gazing as we listen to mesmerizing tales from around the world about the sun, moon, galaxies and the other celestial bodies.  We'll sing and move as we step into the world of Astronomy with constellation stories and folklore from Egypt, Greece & India during this fun, interactive storytelling session. 

Neha Singh

"I need to pee, you need to pee, we all need to pee'
Description: let's meet Rahi, a young girl who always needs to pee! What happens when she goes on a long, long trip from Mumbai to Meghalaya with her mother? Join her on all her icky, mucky, sticky adventures as she finds bathrooms where she can do susu' 

Kalyani Ganapathy

"'The song at the heart of the river"
Written by Ishani Naidu, The Song at the Heart of the River is an introduction to emotional, physical and spiritual awareness. We will simply follow the journey of a very moody river. This story is merely a reflection of the ancient Indian philosophy of the three universal vibrations—sattva, rajas and tamas. With this as our guide, we learn to look within, observing the vibrations in our own mind and body, and find a simple and joyful path towards balance. 

Ritu Vaishnav

 ""Pink = Blue"" 
A fun interactive session where we talk about the most common gender stereotypes that kids tend to come across. We work together to understand how they are so not true, at least not for everyone. 

David Melling

"Creating characters – from pencil to pen."
Join internationally-bestselling author-illustrator David Melling as he introduces his characters, teaches you how to draw his most popular creation, Hugless Douglas, and gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his creative process! 

11:30 - 12:00
Book Exhibition
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 01:00
Paro Anand

Storytelling - "A Very Naughty Bear"

01:00 - 02:00
Priya Muthukumar

"Pots, Pumpkins and Pasta"
Hungry for stories? Here's a story feast. Pots, Pumpkins, and Pasta. A hilarious interactive storytelling session about food from around the world. It could be a vada or pasta...or sambar or spaghetti...but do you know their stories? We'll sing and sway, talk and giggle as we listen to some funny food fables. 

Poile Sengupta

WHAT IS IT I HEAR? Fun with sounds!

Krishna Bala Shenoi

"Creating Creatures"
Children will learn how to visualize and draw creatures of their own design, constructed using only basic shapes and a little imagination. 

Trupti Srikanth

"Motley Tales" 
A mixed bag of interactive stories filled with songs, chants, art and movement.

Soumya Menon

"Paper menagerie"
Learn to make a medley of creatures starting out with simple strips of paper. Children can explore making many creatures of their choice- such as snails, birds, fish, frogs, snakes, crocodiles and more.

02:00 - 03:00
Ruchi Shah

"Our Incredible Cow"

Sharanya Manivannan

An interactive session with the author of "The Ammuchi Puchi", a picture book for children on bereavement and healing. The session opens with a short video, followed by an icebreaking activity to encourage conversations about diversity and as a lead upto to the book. The book reading session, with the help of a visual presentation, stops at a cliffhanger. More interaction follows, during which the kids can ask the author questions. The session ends on a coloring activity, in which the kids are encouraged to imagine that they are collaborating with the author, and to draw their own version of the story.

Deepa Agarwal

"New Tales from Old".
A workshop on retelling folktales. A story will be narrated and children asked to create a comic strip based on it. Thus they will discover traditional tales and also develop listening, comprehension and writing/drawing skills.

Akshay Gandhi

"Exploring kaavad storytelling"
We will be exploring elements of Kaavad Katha to weave stories by reimagining traditional paintings and bring our personal perspective.

Shabnam Minwalla

"Superpowers and Spinach Sprinklies"
This workshop is about stories and fun; creativity and rhymes.
We will meet shy, ordinary Nina -- and discover her amazing secret. And then find our very own superpowers.
We will also meet Sumi -- and find out why she is sad. And then help her create the strangest menu possible.
So come along and let your imagination run wild.