Happy Women’s Day!
Why 8th March? It seems that in 1914, 8th March, a Sunday, was the day that women in Germany demanded their right to vote. In 1977, the United Nations asked members to observe 8th March as as International Women’s Day, and this has been done in many countries of the world ever since. (Source: Wikipedia)
With 8th March falling on a Sunday this year, a few of us jumped at the opportunity to try our hand at knife painting at Pradnya’s Art World.
An afternoon at Phalgun 2076 was an afternoon well spent. It was an interesting display of expression and talent, by a diverse mix of trained and self-taught artists, doing art as a profession, hobby or passion.
My friend Ritu has been doing art for many years, but it’s only recently that she got a bit serious about her talent. She is one of the artists whose select works are on display at Phalgun 2076, at Bombay Art Society, 28th February – 1st March 2020.
To commemorate, World Water Day on 22nd March this year, International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) organised rainwater harvesting awareness raising activities in a few schools in India and Nepal. Children and teachers were educated about rainwater harvesting, given information on IRHA’s Blue Schools Programme, and also had fun in the “Catch the Rain” art competition! Continue reading