Blog

Our blog is the pulse of our responses to the experiences that the Snehadhara family shares together. From joy and laughter, tears and distress, adventures and magical moments, celebrations and reflection, introspection and humour – you will find much of our lives recorded here!

Shared Journeys with the Valley School interns

Shared Journeys with the Valley School interns

We had the pleasure of welcoming four interns from The Valley School to our Centre for the first two weeks of our summer school ‘Oh the places you’ll go!’ It seemed the theme of the summer school was so well-matched to the spirit brought in by the interns, for not...

The Pipilika Path (2018-2019)

The Pipilika Path (2018-2019)

Pipilika is Sanskrit for “ant”. When ants are at work, if there is an obstacle, they find their way around it but carry on with the work. Ants work with purpose, clarity, conviction and in well-coordinated teams. Our Pipilika team at Snehadhara seems to work exactly...

People and Places- Summer School 2019

People and Places- Summer School 2019

Every year in the month of April, we delightfully welcome our new session with the Summer School at Snehadhara.  It is a time reminiscent of the ‘lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer’ filled with tremendous gaiety, colour, fun and joy. Summer School 2019- ‘People and...

ABT as a complementary health practice

ABT as a complementary health practice

In the war between doing and being, much life is trampled. While we’re all tuned to trill out loud about our joys or sing soulfully of our sorrows, we train our voices to be silent or scream incoherently (when we can’t be silent anymore) because we can’t remember to...

Snehadhara’s Sixth Birthday – A Celebration of Expression

Snehadhara’s Sixth Birthday – A Celebration of Expression

Snehadhara’s sixth Birthday celebrated on December 5th at the Direct Care Centre in JP Nagar, was a grand event that brought many smiles and much cheering from facilitators, children, staff and parents. From months before, plants were grown, pots painted, menu plans...

Kala Samvaad-Dialogue Circles

Kala Samvaad-Dialogue Circles

“If you have to choose between being liked and being heard, be heard” – Tara Jaye Frank Caregiving brings cares that only those who care actively can know from the inside. Tears, sometimes, cannot fall. Screams have to be swallowed whole. Words collect inside – thick,...

When differences disappeared

When differences disappeared

Charumathi Supraja and Bunty Shrestha of the Snehadhara team write about the House Concert held at Untitled Space in JP Nagar on 22nd September. It was just another beautiful House Concert. And yet, it was not just another beautiful House Concert. The simplest joys...

House Concert 13 with Khalid Ahamed and Varun Rao

House Concert 13 with Khalid Ahamed and Varun Rao

As the first term comes to an end, we look back with joy at the manifold interactions with all our parents. Whether it was the Home Visits, the Kala Samvaad sessions and the Open Forum over the last few months or the upcoming parent observations and report meetings,...

REFLECTIONS

REFLECTIONS

MANOJ INTERNED AT SNEHADHARA FOR TWO WEEKS IN JUNE. AN  MBA (F) FROM SRI SATHYA SAI INSTITUTE OF HIGHER LEARNING, HE HAS EMBARKED ON A JOURNEY TO EXPLORE, DISCOVER, EXPERIENCE AND SERVE SOCIETY. THESE REFLECTIONS EMERGED AFTER HIS SHORT STINT AT SNEHADHARA AND HE...

Classroom without Walls – Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki

Classroom without Walls – Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki

The summer school Meil Milaap initiated us with the concept of home visits. It was a wonderful beginning for the children to deepen interaction within their groups. The warmth and welcome they received in each other’s homes, the opportunity they got to interact with...

Obattoo Cafe: February Flavours

The essence of February in Cafe Obattoo is the Flavours. The team moves from the classical to the popular with a range from Ragi Roti to Vegetable Pakoras. It is a month of experimenting with a range of masalas and a variety of tastes. Greet the Tuesdays of the month...

January Savouries

January Savouries

We welcome the New Year at Cafe Obattoo with January Savouries. A platter of goodies, that epitomise new beginnings, new tastes and new skills for us to work on. We invite you to join us in greeting 2018 with a menu that takes us through the flavours of South India to...

December Delights

December Delights

The November Feast leads to December Delight at the Obattoo Cafe. As the year draws to a close we bid a warm adieu with a call to our roots with Akki Roti and Paranthas, recalling the food we have grown up with. We have learnt so much through our sojourn into the...

November’s Feast

November’s Feast

Winter months are reminiscent of celebrations. Festivals galore with mouth watering fare to sate our souls. At Snehadhara, the word Celebrate makes us dance, not just literally but dance with the joy of possibilities. And the doors to Cafe Obattoo open wider to...

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Houseful – of joy and artistic adventures

Houseful – of joy and artistic adventures

Christmas is the season of loving, giving and sharing joy with others. Blending the spirit of Christmas into this month’s ‘Houseful,’ we are delighted to welcome ACTS Harmony, the choir of the ACTS Secondary School, into our Centre. What could be better than children...

Houseful – of joy and artistic adventures

Houseful – of joy and artistic adventures

We return with another ‘Houseful’ performance, our attempt to collectively recreate artistic spaces –immersing ourselves in the magic of creativity as creators and artists in our own lives. This month we welcome Madhulika Srivatsa in our midst. Madhulika was...

Houseful – of joy and artistic adventures

Houseful – of joy and artistic adventures

Watching a performance together could be as thrilling as singing in harmony or acting in a multi-cast play. In the first term, we saw a glimpse of the lightness and joy that flowed from The House Concert musical evening at the Untitled Arts. That huddle of attention...

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