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Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Poemathon

Age Group:

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Wendy Cooling

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Help us make up a poem that never ends.

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Poemathon

Age Group:

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Wendy Cooling

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Help us make up a poem that never ends.

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Poemathon

Age Group:

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Wendy Cooling

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Help us make up a poem that never ends.

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Poemathon

Age Group:

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Wendy Cooling

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Help us make up a poem that never ends.

Help! My Imagination is Exploding!

Help! My Imagination is Exploding!

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Mound

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Deborah Abela

Sponsor/Supporter: Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts


Synopsis:

Join author Deborah Abela as she helps you play with the ideas that are exploding in your brains and turn them into brilliant stories. (Limited to 50)

Squishy, Squashy Feelings

Squishy, Squashy Feelings

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Mound

Age Group: 14-16

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Scharada Dubey

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Scholastic India


Synopsis:

Life is not so much like the movies...and then it suddenly is! Can you be pushed into falling in love? Can you survive friends turning into foes? Here's help to get you sorted. (In English and Marathi) (Limited to 50)

SuperZero and the Grumpy Ghosts

SuperZero and the Grumpy Ghosts

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Mound

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Jane De Suza

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Puffin India


Synopsis:

Superhero games. Ghoulish ghosts. Haunted puzzles and more. (Limited to 80)

Get Wicked with a Vampire!

Get Wicked with a Vampire!

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Mound

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Natasha SHARMA

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Young Zubaan


Synopsis:

Prepare to be bewitched and befuddled with spooky stories and twisted riddles by Betal, a vampire with horrific humour. Jump into an utterly wicked session with author Natasha Sharma and illustrator Priya Kuriyan (Limited to 50)

Dreamscapes

Dreamscapes

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Niloufer Wadia

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Trulika Books


Synopsis:

Time to Dreamaroo…

Squiggle and her Friends

Squiggle and her Friends

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Vikram Nandwani

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Step into Squiggle’s magical world where simple squares and circles are transformed into crazy cartoons of amazing aliens and enormous elephants. (Limited to 50)

Oodles of Owl Doodles

Oodles of Owl Doodles

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Tanvi Bhat

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Duckbill


Synopsis:

Big owls, small owls, colourful owls, patterned owls ... let's draw owls with Tanvi Bhat!

Stripes! No Spots

Stripes! No Spots

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Vasanti Unka

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the New Zealand High Commission & the New Zealand Book Council


Synopsis:

Tiger and Leopard disagree on who looks best. As the argument gets out of hand, the jungle turns to mayhem. Discover the clever twist and how to draw your own (not scary) tiger or leopard.

Kaun Buddhu Kaun Chalaak

Kaun Buddhu Kaun Chalaak

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Ajay Dasgupta

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Buddhu to buddhu hai, aur, chalaak hai chalaak. Chalaak hamesha budhhu ko buddhu banata hai. Magar aaj shayad kuch ulta ho jaaye! Listen to this story and decide who is buddhu and who is chalaak. (In Hindi/Marathi) (Limited to 50)

Word Play!

Word Play!

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Vasanti Unka

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the New Zealand High Commission & the New Zealand Book Council


Synopsis:

Just like you and me, words want to have adventures too! How can we set words free to have fun? Come and find out with Vasanti Unka. (Limited to 50)

Creative Clay

Creative Clay

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Dr. Kavita Gupta Merchant

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Scholastic India


Synopsis:

Make creepy crawlies like caterpillars, ladybugs and snails, complete with their very own leaf. Will they be cute or creepy? (Limited to 50)

Creative Clay

Creative Clay

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Dr. Kavita Gupta Merchant

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Scholastic India


Synopsis:

Create your own pet clay bird - but make sure it doesn’t fly away!. (Limited to 50)

Colour Power

Colour Power

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Palms

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Shabnam Minwalla

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Duckbill


Synopsis:

Shy little Nina possesses an amazing superpower! She can tell whether people are good or wicked, happy or angry by the colours swirling around them. Discover what different colours can mean with rhymes, charts and drawings !

Toon Factory

Toon Factory

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Palms

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Tinkle

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tinkle


Synopsis:

Is there a budding artist or a writer inside you? Do you imagine words in dialogue bubbles and characters in the zaniest situations? Make your very own comic with a little help from the artists and writers of Tinkle!

Who's the Spook?

Who's the Spook?

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Palms

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Anjana

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Mango Books


Synopsis:

Join Anjana in this race against time to find the spooks and outwit them - without getting spooked. (Limited to 70)

Go Wild With The Wild Wild Sea

Go Wild With The Wild Wild Sea

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Palms

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Katie Bagli

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Would you dare to experience a journey deep into the ocean where the weirdest of creatures dwell? Go wild in the wild, wild sea with Katie Bagli! (Limited to 100)

Folklore Village

Folklore Village

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Anjana

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Mango Books


Synopsis:

Stroll down the well-trodden paths of time to unearth the stories rooted in the past which still guide us today (Limited to 70)

Big Hero, Size Zero

Big Hero, Size Zero

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 14-16

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Sowmya Rajendran

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tulika Books


Synopsis:

Join Sowmya Rajendran for a thought-provoking conversation about the complex world of gender in all its stereotypes

Brown like Dosas, Samosas and Sticky Chikki

Brown like Dosas, Samosas and Sticky Chikki

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: FUN OK PLEASE

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported By FunOK Please


Synopsis:

​​​Join little chocolate-coloured Samaira on her magical adventure of discovery with the strange purple coloured lady Anahi up in the fluffy white clouds! (Limited to 75)

How to Create Your Own Hero

How to Create Your Own Hero

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Deborah Abela

Sponsor/Supporter: Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts


Synopsis:

Deborah Abela is short and not very brave but that didn’t stop her jumping off a roof as a kid, sleeping next to alligators and only just escaping from an avalanche. Join her as she shares the secret of creating her own heroes.

What's in Your Survival Kit?

What's in Your Survival Kit?

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Andaleeb Wajid

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Duckbill


Synopsis:

Maria Sulaiman is a survivor. After her mother leaves, her survival kit comprises French toast, her favourite books and a good friend. What or who would you like to put into your survival kit – and why?

By the Power of BG

By the Power of BG

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Roopa Pai

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Hachette India


Synopsis:

Faced with evil cousins, as a king would you be able to destroy them in battle? No? Neither could the great warrior Arjuna. Find out how this might help in smaller personal battles.

Bringing Stories to Life

Bringing Stories to Life

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Amar Chitra Katha

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Amar Chitra Katha


Synopsis:

Have you ever met a bottle that laughs when you fill it with water, or a pencil that dances as you write with it? Bring to life characters that you thought couldn't move or speak.

Fabulous Fantasy

Fabulous Fantasy

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Champa Saha

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Wondrous tales of impossible events that keep you on tenterhooks - excitement at every twist and turn!!

The Boy and his Drum

The Boy and his Drum

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 14:30

Speaker/s: Sandhya Taksale

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

An old man, a small baby, a potter's wife and a bridegroom- all are in distress. Who will help? (In Marathi) (Limited to 150)

Bokya Praani Palato

Bokya Praani Palato

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Vidya Bhagwat

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Be ready for animal antics galore as Bokya attempts to tame a cast of crazy creatures. (In Marathi)

Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 13:00

Speaker/s: Champa Saha

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Delightful doggy tales.

Etu Lokancha Adabhut Desh

Etu Lokancha Adabhut Desh

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 11:30

Speaker/s: Vidya Bhagwat

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Travel to the topsy-turvy world of Eatu, where the people have triangular heads and square bodies and live in flying houses. (IN Marathi)

Fishy Tales

Fishy Tales

Date: 13 Dec 2015

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Champa Saha

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Join Champa Saha for an underwater adventure with fins, friends, frenemies and foes.

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Poemathon

Age Group:

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Wendy Cooling

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Help us make up a poem that never ends.

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Poemathon

Age Group:

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Wendy Cooling

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Help us make up a poem that never ends.

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Poemathon

Age Group:

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Wendy Cooling

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Help us make up a poem that never ends.

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Plunge into the Poem-A-Thon

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Poemathon

Age Group:

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Wendy Cooling

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Help us make up a poem that never ends.

Who's the Spook?

Who's the Spook?

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Mound

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Anjana

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Mango Books


Synopsis:

Join Anjana in this race against time to find the spooks and outwit them - without getting spooked. (Limited to 70)

Are Princesses Easy to Please?

Are Princesses Easy to Please?

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Mound

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Natasha Sharma

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Karadi Tales


Synopsis:

Hear all about a princess’s tantrums at the launch of Princess Easy Pleasy. Watch spellbound as author Natasha Sharma narrates the story while illustrator Priya Kuriyan draws alongside. Make a crown of your own. (Limited to 75)

Family Forever

Family Forever

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Mound

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Scharada Dubey

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Scholastic India


Synopsis:

In spite of your best efforts to prove the opposite, some people know you didn't arrive perfect and fully sensible here on earth! Find out fun ways to deal with them...and their memories. In English and Marathi (Limited to 50)

Girls to the Rescue

Girls to the Rescue

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Mound

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Sowmya Rajendran

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tulika Books


Synopsis:

Time to ditch the script and overthrow traditional notions of beauty, perfection and strength in these alternate and hilarious fairytale re-tellings.

Doodle Your Dream!

Doodle Your Dream!

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Tinkle

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tinkle


Synopsis:

Welcome to the Wall...The Wall of your dreams

Squiggle and her Journey

Squiggle and her Journey

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Vikram Nandwani

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Cartoons have feelings too. Discover how to let those feelings show in your cartoon characters with top tips from Vikram Nandwani. (Limited to 50)

Be a Mytho Being

Be a Mytho Being

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Amar Chitra Katha

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Amar Chitra Katha


Synopsis:

Were you to be a fantasy being, with gigantic wing, claws and all, Mighty and beautiful, graceful and tall, Fly to the Canvas of Myth...come scribble on the Amar Chitra Katha Doodle Wall.

Follow the Line

Follow the Line

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Shailja Jain Chougule

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Mango Books


Synopsis:

Draw, sketch, stretch, jump Think, stand, roll around Walk, run or sing Have fun with lines!

Creative Clay

Creative Clay

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 14-16

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Dr. Kavita Gupta Merchant

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Scholastic India


Synopsis:

Masquerade time! Let your imagination run wild as winsome and whacky faces and masks come to life in your hands. (Limited to 50)

Creative Clay

Creative Clay

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Dr. Kavita Gupta Merchant

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Scholastic India


Synopsis:

Create your own farm, a la Old MacDonald and fill it with sheep, pigs, ducks and rabbits. (Limited to 50)

Creative Clay

Creative Clay

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Dr. Kavita Gupta Merchant

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Scholastic India


Synopsis:

Cookie cutters aren’t just for baking! Make clay animal shapes, but please don’t eat these clay cookies as they look yummy but taste yucky! (Limited to 50)

Creative Clay

Creative Clay

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Dr. Kavita Gupta Merchant

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Scholastic India


Synopsis:

Dive to the bottom of the deep blue sea to find inspiration for fish, dolphins, starfishes and more! “Finding Nemo” in a new avatar. (Limited to 50)

To the Land of No Machines

To the Land of No Machines

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Palms

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Meenu Thomas

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Imagine your television, fridge, fan and washing machine locked in a deep, dark dungeon faraway – argh! What to do? Journey with Meenu Thomas to the Land of No-Machines to find the answer. (Limited to 60)

Playing Police

Playing Police

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Palms

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Sowmya Rajendran

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Puffin India


Synopsis:

Ashwathy heads the FBI division of Kuttipuram, Kerala. She has just solved her first case with God by her side. Do you have a new one for her to crack?

SuperZero and the Grumpy Ghosts

SuperZero and the Grumpy Ghosts

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Palms

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Jane De Suza

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Puffin India


Synopsis:

Superhero games. Ghoulish ghosts. Haunted puzzles and more. (Limited to 80)

Adventure Time!

Adventure Time!

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Palms

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Deborah Abela

Sponsor/Supporter: Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts


Synopsis:

Have fun helping author Deborah Abela create adventure stories about pesky monkeys, kids who are international spies and adventurous escapes from jail! There will be gadgets, bad guys and a whole lot of fun!

How to Create Your Own Hero

How to Create Your Own Hero

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Deborah Abela

Sponsor/Supporter: Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts


Synopsis:

Deborah Abela is short and not very brave but that didn’t stop her jumping off a roof as a kid, sleeping next to alligators and only just escaping from an avalanche. Join her as she shares the secret of creating her own heroes.

All About Lines

All About Lines

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Shailja Jain Chougule

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Mango Books


Synopsis:

Short lines, long lines Straight line, meandering lines Dancing lines, sleepy lines Lines taking forms, lines becoming characters, lines running around everywhere! (Limited to 100)

Folklore Village

Folklore Village

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Anjana

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Mango Books


Synopsis:

Stroll down the well-trodden paths of time to unearth the stories rooted in the past which still guide us today (Limited to 70)

The Mad, Mad World of the Goofies

The Mad, Mad World of the Goofies

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Amishi Seth

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Puffin India


Synopsis:

The incredible Goofies, the terrified-of-earthlings, Mr Alien, and their hilarious adventures will have you rolling with laughter. Add to that some drawing,mixed with a little thinking for a truly riotous time!

Dark Deeds, Devilish Ploys, Hilarious History Mystery

Dark Deeds, Devilish Ploys, Hilarious History Mystery

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Natasha Sharma

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Duckbill


Synopsis:

Dive into a new history mystery with Natasha Sharma and Priya Kuriyan for an hour of mystery, laughter, drama and drawing.

The BG and Youji

The BG and Youji

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Roopa Pai

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Hachette India


Synopsis:

The Bhagavad Gita – an old book for old people, right? Wrong! The Gita is a book for everyone, full of tips and tricks about everyday life-stuff like joy, anger, love, hate, disappointment, competition (even exams!).

Kanna Panna

Kanna Panna

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Niloufer Wadia

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tulika Books


Synopsis:

Words rollick and frolic in Kanna’s head, yet he hardly speaks - until the lights go out!

Moon Catching Net

Moon Catching Net

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Aasakta Kalamanch

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

If you are a dreamer, come in. We have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in ! Come in !

Junglee Jingle

Junglee Jingle

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Vasanti Unka

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored By the New Zealand High Commission & the New Zealand Book Council


Synopsis:

Animals live happily side by side, why can’t we? Join Vasanti Unka in a peaceful but noisy, sing-song, jungle adventure!

Winner Takes All

Winner Takes All

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 14:30

Speaker/s: Champa Saha

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Be amazed by these heroic acts of bravery, courage and sacrifice – all carried out by children, all true.

Kiwi Indian - Crazy Cultures

Kiwi Indian - Crazy Cultures

Date: 12 Dec 2015

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Vasanti Unka

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by the New Zealand High Commission & the New Zealand Book Council


Synopsis:

Vasanti loves words although sometimes as a New Zealand-Indian they are confusing. Come and listen to her crazy story which inspired The Boring Book, winner of the NZ children's book awards!