22.5.18

10 Things to Do This Week (May 24 to May 30, 2018)

Workshops
New Delhi 
The Indian Institute of Creative Arts is hosting a workshop on Bani Thani miniature painting.
Date: June 2 to 10
Age: 10+ years
Call: 09990497069


Bengaluru
Kydz Adda is hosting a scented candle making workshop.
Date: June 1
Age: 4+ years
Call: 09108888222
Website: www.kydzadda.com

Summer Camp
Art Village Karjat is hosting a four-day activity camp for teenagers where they will learn contemporary Indian dance, weaving, pottery, calligraphy and farming.
Date: June 21 to 24
Age: 13 to 16 years
Call: 09820313000
Read a Book
Lost in Time: Ghatotkacha and the Games of Illusions by Namita Gokhale and Illustrated by Ujan Dutta (Age: 10+ years)
In ‘Ghatotkacha and the Game of Illusions’, Chintamani Dev Gupta, a 13-year-old boy from Gurugram, is magically transported into the mythological time period of the Mahabharata where he meets the gentle giant Ghatotkacha, the son of Lord Bhimasena and Hidimba. The book revolves around Chintamani and Ghatotkacha’s friendship, their coming of age, accepting responsibilities, confidence and the importance of living in the present. It has many life lessons to learn for kids of all age groups. Published by Penguin India and available on Amazon.in

Watch It: Mhorkya
Awards Won: Best Children’s Film at the 65th National Film Awards.
Synopsis: An award-winning Marathi film, ‘Mhorkya’ is the story of Ashya, a 14-year old shepherd who wishes to lead a school parade. Will his dream come true? Watch the movie to find out.

Learn Something New
Korfball
Korfball is a ball game similar to netball and basketball. It was invented by a Dutch physical education teacher and over the course of a year, spread to countries like Belgium, Germany, Spain, England, New Guinea, Indonesia and Suriname. Today, the game is played across the world and the International Korfball Federation hosts a World Korfball Championship every four years. To know more about the game or how it is played, log on to www.bit.ly/KorfballRules

Green World 
Meet a New Plant: Colocasia Esculenta
Colocasia esculenta, also known as taro, arbi, luau and elephant’s ear, is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms and leaves. The plant is grown in paddy fields where water is in abundance or in upland situations, where water is supplied by rainfall or supplemental irrigation. Taro is one of the few crops that can be grown even in flooded conditions. Taro leaves are heart-shaped, bright to deep green in colour and grow to a width of 20 and 150cms. The underside of the leaves have veins that branch out from the central stem. The leaves are a rich source of protein, dietary fibre and other important minerals including, iron, zinc and vitamins B6 and C.

Meet a New Bird: Eumyias Albicaudatus 
Eumyias albicaudatus, also known as the Nilgiri flycatcher, can be spotted in various parts of Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu and other parts of southern India. 

This long-tailed bird has a beautiful indigo hue with a violet-blue forehead. The female of the species is dark brown and dark grey in colour. The bird feasts on insects.

Meet a New Animal: Okapia Johnstoni
Okapia johnstoni, also known as okapi, forest giraffe or zebra giraffe, is a cud-chewing hoofed mammal that belongs to the giraffe family. This animal, which was discovered in 1901, was found in the rainforests of the Congo region. It has a short neck and legs, a sleek, deep-brown coat with a white forehead and reddish ears. 

The animal’s thighs and the top part of the forelegs are horizontally striped in black and white, while the lower parts of the legs are completely white in colour and end in black hooves. The okapi is a shy, solitary and elusive animal that lives in a dense cover and feasts on leaves, fungi and fruit.
Music for Your Ears
Know Your Instrument: Carillon
Origin: Europe
The carillon is a musical instrument that consists of at least 23 cast-tuned bronze bells in a fixed suspension, which are connected to a keyboard. Each and every bell of the carillon has to be in tune with itself and the other bells. A modern carillon contains 4 to 5 octaves or 48 to 60 bells. While the large bells swing, the smaller bells are stationary. The person who plays this instrument, known as a carillonneur, plays it with loosely closed fists and pedals. What sets a carillon apart from other instruments is that it is placed in a high tower so that it can be heard by everyone below.

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