craft

I must confess that it was the top layer that attracted me to quilting. This was clearly a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts- I was wonderstruck at how scraps of material could be pieced together to make beautiful patterns that were all at once eye-catching and pleasing.

Rarely has a book so perfectly matched its title. The Gentle Man Who Taught Infinity by Sheshagiri KM Rao is one such and what a gentle read it was! Written as a tribute to the mathematics teacher who influenced his life, Sheshagiri Rao has managed to show us with his account just how far reaching a teacher’s influence can be and how this teacher did it, not commandingly or overtly or even intentionally but with his sheer love for the subject he taught and his innate respect for the students he taught.

People who know me know that I have a thing for traditional craft. My office and home are a kaleidoscope of handmade items that represent the myriad local cultures from all over India – paper pinwheels from Haryana, thatch mats from Assam, ceramics from Uttar Pradesh, Madhubani paintings from Bihar, table runners from Rajasthan, and so on.

This activity will show students how to make their own book. It is intended for students above class III. 

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