Haiku, art & tales at Day 1 of Bookaroo
Saturday saw a range of activities at Mount Litera School International in Bandra-Kurla Complex on the first day of Bookaroo-children’s literature festival. Twenty sessions were conducted for hundreds of kids.
Under the Kahani Tree folktales came to life with as author Karishma Mahbubani enacted stories for children aged between four and six. The crowd was also enthralled by multilingual storytelling at Qissebaazi with actor-director Padma Damodaran. She told stories set against the music of African drums called Djame. There was a space for art at the Doodle Wall where illustrator Kavitha Mandana shared quick tricks to draw different kinds of animals.
At illustrator Priya Kuriyan’s ‘My City’, children sketched out their idea of Mumbai. Six-year-old Samaira Jotwani of Jamnabai Narsee School doodled away her house, a bunny and a cat.
Words found a place in Haiku. Poet Kala Ramesh taught pre-teens how to ‘show’ with words and the importance of nature in Haiku.