Monday, August 31, 2009

Rewind.Recap.

The week that was...


We received great news last week about some of our books winning awards at The Federation of Indian Publishers Awards for Excellence in Book Production 2009. As our older books win awards, our new set of our books are ready to reach kids across India soon. Check out our new catalogue and gift your children a brand new set of books. A belated Happy Birthday to our favourite swimmer Virdhawal Khade who continues to inspire kids across India with his success and detemination.

If you are on Twitter, you can help build a library by just following @owos. When the number of supporters reaches 100000, Grolier International (the Indian subsidiary of Scholastic Inc.) will donate a library to Project Why.

'For the Children of India' talks about the importance of early education in India. Sanskrit poet Satya Vrat Shastri received the 42nd Jnanpith Award for his “outstanding contribution to the enrichment of Indian literature". Satyajit Ray's iconic detective Feluda enters the world of comics. 'Where I Write' is a project by Kyle Cassidy which documents the creative environments/spaces of science fiction writers. Read about the views and opinions shared by the Indian newspaper industry on the pricing of newspapers at the 3rd Annual South Asia Newspaper Conference.

Nina Paley is allowing access to the source files of her lovely animated movie 'Sita Sings the Blues'. So, happy remixing everyone!

Some drawing fun for kids... Kids in India have a chance of having their doodle being displayed on Google India's homepage by sending in their entries for the Doodle 4 Google contest (Last date for entries: 30th September 2009). Kids can also try their hand at drawing a happy cover for the brilliant Anorak Magazine.

Are your students/kids are participating in the 'Design for Giving' contest. The contest invites solutions from children to challenging, common problems we see in society using the Feel-Imagine-Do-Share concept.

Drag yourselves and your kids to Rangashankara's 'Aha! International Theatre Festival for Children' and treat yourself to a host of plays from Germany, Australia, Argentina and India. (Pssst: our books are also available at their bookstore, so keep a look out for them).

And don't forget to check out a potpourri of links on our Twittering Thursday post.

Image Source: Martin Haesemeyer

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