Day 5: The Gangs Of Astley Hall!

In my previous post I had written that we have a lot of girls coming in, which is exciting. Here is how. The main side of Astley Hall that houses Mc Donald’s and President is manned by kids from Chuna Bhatta slums, who beg, gather garbage to sell off and occasionally sell balloons too. There […]

Day 4: Our Little Table!

Today Shaila got a nice little wooden table for us to put our art work on! We argued about the best place to set it at and finally settled on the pavement adjoining Astley Hall’s boundary wall where we could sit under the sun and also hog the usual space around the boundary wall! Little […]

Apology From A Dead Brain!

I am assuming here that there is a lot of people following the blog but if for nobody else, I have to write this for that evil part of my brain that has been waiting for the daily posts to discontinue so it can mock me! The updates for day 4 and day 5 still […]

Day 3: Digging Deeper

Day 3 was eventful and showed the first, faint traces of a routine as the kids sat down to paint with us under the sun again. We were joined by a host of strangers today too and we realized that contrary to what the widely held belief about people being selfish and apathetic is, they […]

Day 2: The No Strategy Strategy!

Day 2 started with a shocker: our kids saying they did not wish to go all the way to the shelter! I had assumed the responsibility of walking them down to the shelter and I did not want to fail at that. So I said please, I was stern, I even tried the well-tried emotional […]

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