Monday, November 30, 2009

Rewind. Recap.

The week that was...


Read the review of the book 'Symbiosis' from a British and South African perspective and the latest entries for our Cauvery contest. Read about all the fun we had at the Bangalore Book Fair and also about the potential of children to be changemakers. View pictures of the book distribution and competition held for school children in the Bhagamandala government primary school by SELCO.

The Koel's Song is a book written by Adivasi children as part of a literacy project by the Uttar Chandipur Community Society, called Suchana. The Brooklyn Art Library is conducting the first ever Art House literary project called The Fiction Project. The Fiction Project sets its sights on literature and creating a narrative book that fuses writing with art.

Vote for a book and help change lives for the students at Subornogram Schools, Bangladesh. The book with the most votes will be supplied to these students.

For those of you who aren't or Twitter or who may have missed some of our tweets, here is a Twitter recap for the month of November.

Read about the Charter for Compassion - a charter that invites people to 'restore not only compassionate thinking but compassionate action' too.

Find out which word became Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year for the year 2009. Konkani authors are eager to see the kind of readership and acceptance translated Konkani works will get.

As part of their 75th anniversary celebrations, British Council (Bangalore) is asking people to participate in the 'Books Gone Wild' programme. The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness The Dalai Lama is inviting contribution in the form of essays and poetry for a book titled 'Tibet: Voices in Exile" which will be published by an international publisher. Comic Discussion Board of India (CDBi) and Pothi.com are inviting entries for COMIX.INDIA: a self published comic magazine.

The Science Express has reached Karnataka and will be in Bangalore from 10th-14th December, 2009. The Science Express is a train which houses 300 exhibits, 150 films and multimedia presentations. From 8th-18th December, 2009, Jodo Gyan is conducting 'Beyond Math Lab' - a series of workshops, demonstration and an exhibition.

We leave you with Mike Stilkey's library of painted books.

Image Source: Kaushal Karkhanis

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