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Art of Movie Making

Thought club on movie making with Kannada movie director Madhu. Since childhood he was interested in drama, and he started started with directing dramas, writing stories and now into film directing. But the question one needs to ask "what you want to tell and why?"

He shared,

Movie means motion picture. It's different, how a film maker watches a movie or how a common man will look at the picture from techniques point of view. If you wish to make films, look at movie from a different perspective.

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Auroville - learning township

“A day in Auroville! For the list you have, you need weeks”.

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Bamboo - For Joy Purposes

Bamboo is a grass. That a grass could be so versatile, so life giving and so artistic is something we related to the work we did with it.When eight of us from Aarohi (seven children and one ol' man) reached, the tranquility, the earthiness and the forestry of Auroville welcomed us with a subtle touch of dedication. It felt like a firm welcome, an eagerness to work dawned upon us.

New Month, New things

Computers is a subject of fascination and desire to learn for all rural children. From the beginning of Karral at Aarohi children are asking to bring computers in the session. However we took around 2 months to settle down the program before we introduced computers. We also wanted to create a sense of responsibility towards myself, my learning, the space and the resources before we brought computers. 

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Reflection to GROW and GLOW

Open learning does not start or stop only at “CHOOSING what I want to do”

But REFLECTING to understand why and how I want to do. What makes me work and what stops me from my work … here are some reflections

Community Voice - food

Bad News - Parents concern over kids food intake at the campus

Good News - Parents concern over kids food intake at the campus

 

Well, every bad news in our living at campus bring good news for us. Parents and adults have their own sets of anxiety, concerns, related to growing  - some of us have food high in our agenda while some have behaviour on our agenda - whatever is the agenda INVOLVEMENT and UNDERSTANDING takes the learning to different level.

 

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A letter to Teens

Dear Teens,

Children around your age – 14 to 16 yrs sometimes could be lost as to what to do. (This is true both for children in open learning as well as children going to school).

What we see is that there are three options in front of you / children:

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A day with Farmers

As we walked down the road to Chinigiripalli,we saw farms to both sides of the road where beans, tomatoes, coriander, roses were being grown. We stopped to see the cultivation. Talks were about what techniques farmers were using to grow them, how modernised farming has become, struggles of not having enough rain and hence no water, how nice to see freshly grown vegetables, will we get something to  pluck?
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Applied Art Installation

Applied Arts with Nima, as Nima shared "The form of arts, which can be used on any object. Installation is one of the form of applied arts, where we collect things to make big forms of art". 

Collected lots of Leaves

Crushed them

Added a bit of water

Added a bit of fevicol

Saw colurs in leaves, in saw dust and 

Explored shapes

And Created a tower of happiness!

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Celebrating Resourceful

Open learning does not start or stop only at “CHOOSING what I want to do”. As we travel the journey of OPEN LEARNING, we understand the IMPORTANCE of resources and being resourceful in journey. Being RESOURCEFUL is a habit of mind - cooking or playing piano...being resourceful adds value in learning journey.

 

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