Summer activity for children (and adults)
It is summer time and here is an interesting project for all.
- Take your used water bottles (preferably 5L bottles).
- Modify it for attaching to the date palm trees within the city as shown in the photo.
- Identify a suitable palm tree near your place.
- Half fill it once daily (either early morning or evening) with normal tap water.
- Continue to do it. Encourage others to follow too.
Done and you will be thanked by 100s of birds during this summer!
It was during one of my cycling trips that I noticed this innovative approach by someone. Thought, it should be promoted. Congratulations to all those who take part in this social cause.
Talent Share, www.team1talentshare.blogspot.com a blog initiative, started on 6th October 2008, to promote creative activities is slowly moving towards its 10th Year of virtual presence.
The objective of Talent Share is to promote performing and non-performing talent of all type. The motto explains itself clearly “A Talent or Knowledge within you has to be SHARED”. Otherwise, it will die along with you.
Initial focus was young children and encourage them to draw, paint, write poems, short stories etc. and share them to me through email and then polish them and post them online, giving each individual participant a dedicated web page link.
As silent or as aloud, through Team 1 blogs, various initiatives were made all these years and I am proud to say that till this date, we have witnessed creative contributions from 57 talented artists of different age. It is also a very happy moment to inform you that 18 schools from various parts of the world including UAE and reaching as far as Doha, Kuwait, and various parts of India participated with interest in showcasing their creativity through www.team1alentshare.blogspot.com. All these activities flourished when the usage of web was just beginning, especially Facebook as a connecting social media. Now things have changed with FB, WhatsApp and other social media group active and online interaction opportunities.
It was not the case during those days and not easy too. In order to create interest and sustain the participation, periodically all the participating children were complemented with gifts and certificates. I would like to say a special word of thanks to Ms. Seema Shetty of NMC group for gifts offered and Charu and team of 89.1 Radio 4 FM for their support of free publicity during the first online competition ever held during 2008. It was sheer guts by them to support a totally unknown concept by an unknown personality venturing with the motto “A talent or knowledge within you is to be shared”.
Yes, I believe in what I say, and www.team1talentshare.blogspot.com is an example of it. True. What is the benefit of knowledge or a talent if it remains within us? Imagine how it spread from one person to another to many, if it is shared. The beauty, the enjoyment and the thrill of sharing, it has to be enjoyed. Like a child who keeps the chocolate in his pocket without sharing it with his friends on a hot sunny day, your knowledge or talent, hidden and kept aside for your own enjoyment will melt down finally without benefiting you even.
This is a serious and sincere effort and so far being undertaken solely and I take this opportunity to invite more participation from arts and crafts teachers and those who are interested to volunteer in sharing their valuable talent to come forward and be a part of Talent Share activities. All those who are interested to promote creative talent of children to the forefront through Talent Share blog and social media group and its activities to undertake the following responsible roles are welcome to contact me:
– To promote its activities
– Encourage the participants
– Give guidance and communicate with the participants
– Participate in admin roles.
God bless all those creative talents who contributed silently and please pray for their continued interest in participating and promoting creativity which has no special forms in this world of excellence.
You are welcome to add members to this group. Look forward to your support. Share this initiative with those interested. Ask them to join and participate.
I humbly dedicate this initiative to #YearOfGiving.
Click here to join the group: Talent Share group on FB
A long overdue post. Tabalatronics 2016 held on 30th September 2016 with Subhash Dhunoohchand organised by Alliance Francaise Abu Dhabi. Thank you to Subhash Dhunoohchand, Nino Carnino, Solange Carnino, Sultan Al Hajji, @Total and Alliance Francaise Abu Dhabi.
Maa – a skit presented by Shakthi Wing of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation Abu Dhabi on Ladies and Youth Day.
Welcome to share the video further.
#StartEarlyDriveCarefullyReachSafely is a road safety campaign intended to promote patience and discipline with an aim to achieve zero percent man-made accidents!.
Thiruvathirakali is a traditional dance performed by women in Kerala, in order to attain everlasting marital bliss, on the Thiruvathira day in the Malayalam month of Dhanu (December- January).
Today, Thiruvathirakali has become a popular dance form for all seasons.
As innovation is key for the success of any event, a group of men from the ANORA association (Ananthapuram Non Residents Association) based in Abu Dhabi practised and perfected it to perform on the day they celebrated at the India Social and Cultural Centre main hall.
This form of dance is a celebration of marital fidelity and the female energy, for this is what brought Kamadeva (the god of love) back to life after he was reduced to ashes by the ire of Lord Siva.
The sinuous movements executed by a group of dancers around a nilavilakku, embody ‘lasya’ or the amorous charm and grace of the feminine. The dance follows a circular, twirling and roating pattern accompanied by clapping of the hands and singing.
As the men performed, the women keenly encouraged them from the backstage watching each step eagerly.
Well, they did excellently well, considering the fact that it was for the first time some of them taking the centre stage!.
Choreography was done by Mini Joseph George Anicattil
Watch the video and encourage them with your comments.
Source for narration: keralatourism.org
Photos and video by: Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
and at Alliance Francaise (paper ticket – contact 02 6122900)
Be charmed by Subhash & Ramesh and the cine-concert of worldwide music and his fascinating images of Reunion Island.