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Happy Hours

Happy Hours

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Ongoing

Age Group: All ages

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Wendy Cooling

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Pick your mark, add a dot, a line or three and see where it leads.

Banishing Fear

Banishing Fear

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Auditorium

Age Group: All ages

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Maneka Gandhi

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Puffin Books


Synopsis:

From dark nights to eerie shadows, to frightening clowns to dreadful monsters under the bed, conquer those big childhood fears with this enchanting picture story.

The Story of Aotearoa

The Story of Aotearoa

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Workshop

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Gavin Bishop

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by PANZ, Creative New Zealand & the New Zealand High Commission, India


Synopsis:

Aotearoa was the name given to a group of three islands in the South Pacific by the early Polynesian explorers who late settled there about 1000 years ago. This is its story. (Limited Numbers)

Art & Soul

Art & Soul

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Stephen Aitken

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tulika Books


Synopsis:

Make creativity a part of your life. See your world with an artist’s eye. Brighten and colour your days with creativity that feeds your heart and soul. Sylvia and Stephen are ready to give you a hand. (Limited Numbers)

Democracy and You

Democracy and You

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Auditorium

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Siddhartha Sarma

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Duckbill


Synopsis:

A free-flowing session where you bring your best thinking hat, put it on and take a look at the country. If you like civics, geography, history, gardens, current affairs, metals or travel, this is the place you ought to be in. (Limited Numbers)

From Produnova to Sultana Razia

From Produnova to Sultana Razia

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Aparna Jain

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Westland


Synopsis:

What is equality and how can a change in your everyday language and behaviour bring more equality? Join Aparna Jain in this inspiring session about girls to find out.

Green Dream

Green Dream

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amphitheatre

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Nagesh Hegde

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Parag, a Tata Trusts Initiative & BLBA


Synopsis:

Join Nagesh Hegde to know what you can teach grown-ups about reusing, reducing and recycling.

Drawing Comic Heroes: Decoded

Drawing Comic Heroes: Decoded

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Gallery

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Yann Degruel

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Institut Francais


Synopsis:

Join Yann to create the comic hero of your choice. Just follow the lines that he draws. (Limited Numbers)

Telepathy and Friends

Telepathy and Friends

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amphitheatre

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Anjana

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Mango Books


Synopsis:

Reading your best friend’s mind is a skill that could save your life if you plan to take on magical creatures through a long voyage across treacherous seas. You and your buddy get just one minute. Ready?

The Perfect Plaything

The Perfect Plaything

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Sudarshan Khanna and Surabhi Khanna

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tara Books


Synopsis:

There is a hidden designer in you that is just waiting to come out. This is one session in which you can explore your zest for creating toys.

Creating Crazy Characters

Creating Crazy Characters

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Studio

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Leigh Hobbs

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the Australian High Commission, New Delhi


Synopsis:

Artist and author Leigh Hobbs will show you how to draw crazy characters like Old Tom, Mr Chicken and Horrible Harriet. Better still, invent and draw your own!

Toy Story

Toy Story

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Sudarshan Khanna and Surabhi Khanna

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tara Books


Synopsis:

What gives greater joy than creating your own toy using nothing more than everyday materials? Probably no other activity. So, what are you waiting for? Join in. (Limited Numbers)

Making a Monster Wall

Making a Monster Wall

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Leigh Hobbs

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the Australian High Commission, New Delhi


Synopsis:

Is there a monster lurking out there? Bring the wall to life with Leigh as he tells you how to turn simple shapes into monsters of your choice. (Limited Numbers)

When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth

When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Auditorium

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Andy Chua

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the National Arts Council, Singapore


Synopsis:

Why did the dinosaurs go extinct? Was Mosasaurus a dinosaur? Let Fossil Finders author, Andy Chua, answer that for you in his upcoming session: When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth! He’s even brought real dinosaur fossils!

The Spider's Web

The Spider's Web

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Palms

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Anjana

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Mango Books


Synopsis:

The spider is waiting to thwart your efforts to locate the vessel of wisdom. Ayodhya's Princess Suriratna and the Korean warrior Kim Suro pulled it off just in time. Can you?

Welcome to Cretaceous Park!

Welcome to Cretaceous Park!

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Workshop

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Vaishali Shroff

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by HarperCollins


Synopsis:

King Jabalpuriya welcomes you to the adventure at Cretaceous Park with Padma and Bluethingosaurus. Come, join author Vaishali Shroff on the fun dinosaur trail along the Narmada River!

Charlie’s Angels

Charlie’s Angels

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Cordis Paldano

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Hachette India


Synopsis:

Come listen to a circus clown tell you the amazing story of his friends – a dwarf and a girl – involving a goat, a few nasty goons, a wicked politician, a tiger and a golden lizard!

Everybody Counts

Everybody Counts

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Studio

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Kristin Roskifte

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by NORLA


Synopsis:

You would have seen many counting books, but have you ever seen a counting book about people? Kristin Roskifte shows you.

Elemental

Elemental

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Workshop

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by DK


Synopsis:

Why is gold so shiny? Is there a liquid metal? Can an element fuel giant rockets? Answers to these questions and more will be revealed in an interactive session about elements all around us. (Limited Numbers)

The New Jungle

The New Jungle

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amphitheatre

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Boris Pfeiffer

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Goethe Institut-Max Mueller Bhavan


Synopsis:

What would you do if you were a wild animal living in a city? Come along and help Boris imagine how it feels to live in a world that is not made for you.

How to Be a Secret Scribbler

How to Be a Secret Scribbler

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Meredith Costain

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the Australian High Commission, New Delhi


Synopsis:

Meet Ella and her cheeky little sister Olivia from the Ella Diaries. Find out how to record all the exciting, amazing and fantabulously fabulous events of your own life in your very own secret journal! (Limited Numbers)

Hear ye Folks!

Hear ye Folks!

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Rituparna Ghosh

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Dum! Dum! Dum! Tales of victory and failure, wit and buffoonery, half truths and timeless legends. Hear ye Folks! If you believe in stories then this is for you.

Vingqi Vongqo

Vingqi Vongqo

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Bongiswa Kotta-Ramushwana

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

The classic story about the busy ant and the lazy grasshopper. Who would you rather be – the ant or the grasshopper?

Let’s Get Digging!

Let’s Get Digging!

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Workshop

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Vaishali Shroff

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by HarperCollins


Synopsis:

A dinosaur skull, footprints, eggs, or poop! What would you like to scoop? Learn about the exciting world of Indian Dinosaurs and our rich palaeontology history with author Vaishali Shroff.

Pet Stories

Pet Stories

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Veronika Resslova

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

A delightful tale of two brothers' life with dogs and cats with a surprise workshop thrown in. (Limited Numbers)

Maori Myths

Maori Myths

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Auditorium

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Gavin Bishop

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by PANZ, Creative New Zealand & the New Zealand High Commission, India


Synopsis:

Want to hear about the exciting myths and legends of the greatest navigators in the Pacific Ocean? Join Gavin and his tales about the Maoris. (Limited Numbers)

Tattooed

Tattooed

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Cinta Arribas

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain


Synopsis:

Come along and draw funny tattoos on a giant in a swimsuit. Don’t leave any empty spaces.

Mad about Geography

Mad about Geography

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amphitheatre

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by DK


Synopsis:

Where is the Namdapha flying squirrel found in India? How about the Adalaj Step-well? Or the Borra Caves? Surely you know what the largest inland salt lake is? How well do you really know India? Find out in this This fun, interactive session.

Wagtail meets Jumbo

Wagtail meets Jumbo

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Palms

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Pow Aim Hailowng

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tulika Books


Synopsis:

The first elephant and a wagtail meet in the forest. But how did the tiny bird change how the elephant’s eyes look. Come, find out what the story is all about.

Homework with my Dog

Homework with my Dog

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amphitheatre

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Karthika Gopalakrishnan & Sonali Shenoy

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Ms Moochie


Synopsis:

Mathematics is not so difficult. Meet Kutti the police dog who helps Parvathy with her Math homework too. Lend a paw and clap away.

Whosaurus is That?

Whosaurus is That?

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 17:00

Speaker/s: Vaishali Shroff

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by HarperCollins


Synopsis:

It’s a Giraffe! It’s a Snake! Nooooooo! It’s an Isisaurus! What? Whosaurus is that? Join author Vaishali Shroff to find out what’s inside the egg!

Playalong with Alicia

Playalong with Alicia

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Alicia Dongjoo Bang

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the Korean Cultural Centre


Synopsis:

Every picture tells a story – you can be the story!

BEEP! BEEP! HONK! HONK!

BEEP! BEEP! HONK! HONK!

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Gallery

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Habib & Shubham

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Duckbill


Synopsis:

What can you see on the road? Cars, buses, auto-rickshaws, cycles, dogs, cats, cows, elephants ...? Create a chaotic traffic jam on the Doodle Wall with Habib Ali, illustrator of Neel on Wheels, and Shubham Lakhera, illustrator of Vibhuti Cat.

A Colourful Contest

A Colourful Contest

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Studio

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Aljoscha Blau

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Goethe Institut-Max Mueller Bhavan


Synopsis:

What happens when you feel very hungry just as you are getting ready to settle an argument. Take a look through Aljoscha's eyes.

A Colourless World

A Colourless World

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Stephen Aitken, Sylvia Sikundar

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tulika Books


Synopsis:

Can you imagine a world when all the colours are stolen? What kind of person would not like others to enjoy colour? Discover what happens when colour disappears and the healing power when it returns. (Limited Numbers)

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by DK


Synopsis:

An interactive session that engages children in several creative activities to learn about the impact of waste on Earth. With DIY activities and games, get set to become “Waste Warriors”! (Limited Numbers)

Out of the Box

Out of the Box

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Auditorium

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Kristin Roskifte

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Norla


Synopsis:

Jump into this fun drawing and ideas workshop that shows you how to make up stories you would have ordinarily never thought of!

A Meeting with the Red Fairy

A Meeting with the Red Fairy

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Palms

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Kamla Bhasin

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Pratham Books


Synopsis:

Meet Kamla Bhasin and her long time companion, a little red fairy who accompanies her all around Delhi.. Find out how a tiny thing can teach life's big lessons.

Sheleni

Sheleni

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Bongiswa Kotta-Ramushwana

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Have you heard about the King of the Crocodiles who needed a monkey's heart to cure his illness? Join Bongi as she chants and rhymes her way through this story.

A Hairy Tale

A Hairy Tale

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Ira Saxena

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Karadi Tales


Synopsis:

Join Ira to unravel the mystery and laughter in this classic Indian folktale.

The Jurassic Adventure

The Jurassic Adventure

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Workshop

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Andy Chua

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the National Arts Council, Singapore


Synopsis:

What’s the biggest dinosaur ever? Could T-Rex beat Triceratops in a fight? Let Fossil Finders author, Andy Chua, answer those epic questions in his upcoming session: The Jurassic Adventure! He’s even brought real dinosaur fossils!

Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Boris Pfeiffer

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the Goethe Institut-Max Mueller Bhavan


Synopsis:

Hamlet, a young wolf, escapes from the zoo to meet his wild friends in the city. Can they help Hamlet’s friend, Barnabas the gorilla, to run away too?

Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Meredith Costain

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the Australian High Commission, New Delhi


Synopsis:

Stomp like a dinosaur, wiggle and giggle, and dance to the doodledum beat. Join Meredith Costain for lots of movement and wordplay fun. (Limited numbers)

Who wants a Hug?

Who wants a Hug?

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by Amiown


Synopsis:

Did you get a hug this morning? Come over. The Crafty Corner is full of hugs today. (Limited numbers)

A Cunning Plan

A Cunning Plan

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Sumi Chandrasekharan

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tota Books


Synopsis:

Ponnu has a problem. He forgets everything, all the time, even the names of his favourite food. Help him figure out a way to beat this problem.

Chomp! Chomp! Chomp!

Chomp! Chomp! Chomp!

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Karishma Mahbubani

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Ms Moochie


Synopsis:

Little Billy Goat enters someone’s home and starts to chew everything in sight - a shoe, a box, a toy, some socks. But when he chews an entire pack of bubble gum, he’s in for a big surprise!

Tales from the Top of my Head

Tales from the Top of my Head

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Palms

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Janaki Sabesh

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tulika Publishers


Synopsis:

Of animals and birds, and of things you've never heard... there's a story everywhere! Gear up for some tantalising Tulika tales by riveting storyteller Janaki Sabesh! (Limited Numbers)

What's your Favourite Colour?

What's your Favourite Colour?

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Studio

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Ritu Vaishnav

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Puffin India


Synopsis:

Who says pink is for girls and blue for boys? And some toys are just for girls and others just for boys? Join Ritu to find out why a lot of things you might hear about girls and boys may not be true.

Wild Wacky Animals on Wheels

Wild Wacky Animals on Wheels

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Ayako Watanabe

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the Japan Foundation


Synopsis:

Doodle your very own crazy animals and hop on to the wacky animal bus for a wonderfully wild journey. (Limited Numbers)

Food Fables and Fun

Food Fables and Fun

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Srividhya Venkat

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Do you like food stories? Join this fun, interactive session and listen to a mouth-watering story. Then cook up one of your own - spicy, sour, sweet or any other taste you relish. (Limited numbers)

Crazy Creatures

Crazy Creatures

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: The Palms

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Anitha Balachandran

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by HarperCollins


Synopsis:

Want to create some dizzying, dazzling, delightful, dramatic, dashing artworks? Meet Zippy the Zebra and his band of animal friends! Create a Zebrocerous, Monkurtle or even a Crocoduck!

Ladybird makes a Plan

Ladybird makes a Plan

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by Amiown


Synopsis:

Two crafty robbers and a tiny ladybird. How does she save the farmer's cow?

T-time f-for a S-story

T-time f-for a S-story

Date: 01 Dec 2018

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Janaki Sabesh

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tulika Publishers


Synopsis:

Why is Ostroo the ostrich not rehearsing for the grand jungle storytelling festival when all the other animals are? Is there something wrong? Yes, there is. Come and see for yourself. (Limited Numbers)