Thursday, February 18, 2016

Qigong for the 60+ - 28th Feb 2016

Silver Talkies and PNLIT are happy to announce an introduction to Qigong for the 60+ at Puttenahalli Lake on Sunday 28th February 2016 from 5 p.m., for about an hour. 

Qigong is a traditional Chinese form of physical healing which is gentle in nature and can be done by all age groups. It is now practiced worldwide for recreation, exercise and relaxation, self-healing and meditation. Master Debabrata Dutta will be conducting this session, specially for senior citizens (60+). All you need for this session is the ability to stand for 20-30 minutes at a stretch. To know more about Qigong and for FAQs, see here.

This is a free session with limited seats. Hence register asap. To register, call 99805008000/ 9900025525 or write to

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Mime Time at the lake - 27th February 2016

It's time 
for MIME!

PNLIT is happy to announce that on Saturday 27th February, ASMI Institute of Art, Culture and Theatre will be conducting a Mime and Theatre Games Workshop for children between 7 and 12 years. 

Mime is an important non-verbal technique used in the performing arts to communicate and express various emotions and characters using facial expression, gestures and movement.

Time 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Venue : Gazebo, Puttenahalli Lake
Dress Code : Black and white or only Black.

This is a FREE event and limited to 25 children. To register, drop a mail to PNLIT event coordinator Divya <>.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Clay and fun at Eco-Art Workshop

At the Puttenahalli Lake on Sunday, 31st January 2016, twenty children aged between 7 and 12, got their hands dirty and their parents said not a word. Instead, they watched with pride as the kids unleashed their creative potential through the medium of clay. The occasion was an Eco-Art workshop conducted by Vicky Smith, a therapist from the UK to celebrate World Wetlands day on Feb. 2nd. Passionate about social and environmental justice, this nature lover is on a mission to promote awareness of the threat to the environment and climate change through such workshops for children. 

Vicky wove a beautiful story around the miracles of the lake, the Banyan tree and a boy named Bhuvan who loves the Puttenahalli lake in his green city of Bangalore. Bhuvan once wakes up with a deep fear that his beloved lake is drying up and the fish are dying but people with scary faces are laughing and cheering at the plight of lake.  Integrating the narrative with clay modelling, she distributed the clay among the children and helped them to make their own Ganesha idol, the saviour of the lake. This was followed by getting the kids to make a Scary face with clay. The excited children came up with a variety of interesting poses and designs. 

After this, they tumbled out of the Gazebo, divided themselves into two groups and made two  "lakes" and decorated them with miniature flora and fauna.  One group even made an island in the middle of their lake and put a palm tree on it, a neat copy of the original! 

At the end of the two hours, the children left for home carefully holding the precious Ganesha idol and scary face they had made themselves. What better way to celebrate a Sunday evening than by connecting with nature? By learning through fun to love lakes and take care of them?

Divya Shetty
PNLIT Associate