Monday, July 13, 2009

Rewind. Recap.

The week that was...

On World Tibet Day, Aravinda Anantharaman, our guest blogger, wrote a post on the children's books published by Lama Mani Books.
One of the things we eventually decided to take up was publishing of children’s books. We found that in Tibet there were storytellers who went from place to place with their scrolls of thangkas, narrating the grand old epics. They were the Lama Manis of Tibet. We also found that the Tibetan epic of Gesar Ling is the world’s last living epic, the Iliad of the East as some call it. With such a tradition of storytelling, and such a vast cultural history to draw from, we set up Lama Mani Books, our tribute to the storyteller and our contribution to the community.
More of our Creative Commons licensed illustrations found their way to our Flickr account and are free for anyone to remix and reuse (One of our favourite websites, Boing Boing, also spread the word about our illustrations!)

Increasing number of kids are creating a name for themselves in the world of publishing and securing publishing deals.Read a free chapter of a forthcoming book on the creator of Calvin and Hobbes - BillWaterson. Persepolis 2.0 is a graphic novel about the Iran elections and Navakarnataka Publications released 10 women centric Kannada books. Read about Edmonton Public Library's theme, Agent 009, devised to attract kids to their summer reading club and find out about grants available for innovative libraries in developing countries. mentioned OpenLibrary's integration with Flickr. Cory Godbey's blog 'Terrible Yellow Eyes' is a tribute to Maurice Sendak's book 'Where the Wild Things Are'. The blog serves as a growing collection of work inspired by the classic.

Indian NGOs can apply for the European Commission's grant on education. Also, read about Collaborative Chairty and vote for your favourite charity.

Watch Clay Shirky's TED talk - 'How Social Media Can Make History". Now, you can also watch smaller TED talks on TED in 3 minutes.

The Indian Institute of Cartoonists is celebrating its Silver Jubilee in Bangalore with an exhibition that is on till July 18th. Check out the museum of forgotten art supplies and take a look at Daniel's Daily Monster - a set of drawings drawn by a father to go with his son's lunchbox.

This week's Twittering Thursday post had so many links that we had to create two different posts for it. Read 'Twittering Thursday' and 'Favourite Retweets of the Week' for news on the world of publishing, books, grants, fellowships, literacy, education and more.

We leave you with the Inhae Renee Lee's incredibly cute project 'My Milk Toof'. The blog says "When I was young, I placed my baby teeth under my pillow and when i woke up I'd find a shiny new quarter. But whatever happened to those little teeth? Where did they go? Would I ever see them again?". Visit the blog to find out what happened!

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