#projectinterpret

  Do you want to sense your existence, dance with the colours, laugh with the ripples, design the moment and live some more? In 2018, VarnikaDesigns launches #projectinterpret - a multi sensory, cultural, interactive space that attempts to seek ways to know ourselves, appreciate our histories and our people, and interpret ourselves in this extremely... Continue Reading →

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Hamaara Sapna: another dream fulfilled

The International Museum Day is annually held on May 18th but the Jaya He GVK New Museum authorities planned to celebrate the entire week from May 15th to 19th as the International Museum Week at their beautiful space at the Mumbai International Airport popular as the T2 Terminal. There were workshops, musicial performances and on... Continue Reading →

Decoding Durga Pujo

Dedicated to the girls of the 1992 Batch of Maharani Gayatri Devi Girl's Public School, Jaipur Dear Friends You have strongly motivated me to write a post on Durga, her reverance, her attributes, the 'pandals',  her relevance to Bengal and the Bengali community. I will take a valiant attempt in keeping with the spirit of... Continue Reading →

Let’s go to school :)

Sananda Mukhopadhyay who runs the initiative Extension Arts asked me a week back if I would like to go to Ganjad village in Dahanu. Slightly surprised I asked her why a beach town and she replied to see the walls of a school. School, which school? What walls? Why? Then she mentioned there was a... Continue Reading →

British whispers in Chunar

Part 3: British Chunar The most interesting building we saw in the Chunar fort campus was the house of Warren Hastings, the 1st British Governor General of Bengal. He was in India just after the Battle of Plassey in 1757, when the Nawab of Bengal Siraj-ud Daulah had to give away all his powers to... Continue Reading →

My date with some perfect people

Down's Syndrome as described by the Down's Syndrome Association is "a genetic condition caused by the presence of an extra chromosome 21 in the body’s cells, it is not a disease. In the majority of cases, Down’s syndrome is not an inherited condition." The website goes on to mention that "the most important thing to remember is that... Continue Reading →

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