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Eid Around The World

Book Reading with Author Hena Khan

Hena Khan is a Pakistani-American author of picture books and middle grade fiction. Her middle grade novel Amina’s Voice launched Simon & Schuster’s Salaam Reads imprint and was named a Best Book of 2017 by the Washington Post, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, and others. In this segment Hena will read her latest middle grade book More To The Story.

Conversation with Master Calligrapher Taha Al-Hiti

  In this segment we will do a live interview with the renowned Iraqi master calligrapher and architect Taha Al-Hiti. He will share the history of calligraphy and also share some tricks to make calligraphy animals.

Making Eid Cards with UrduMom

Tamania and her daughter will teach children how to make pop-up Eid cards to exchange with family and friends to celebrate the community spirit of Eid. The supplies used will be those that are available at home. Making these cards will help develop excitement and anticipation for Eid.  For instructions please check out her blog.

Super Satya Saves the Day

In conversation with Journalist, Activist and Author Raakhee Mirchandani and her daughter Satya. Raakhee reads from her book Super Satya Saves the Day.

Amma Take Me

Our Vaisakhi celebration included a chat and a book reading by Bhakti Mathur, the  author of the Amma Tell Me and Amma Take Me series. Here Bhakti reads from her Golden Temple book.

Preview: Fauja Singh

Fauja Singh Keeps Going is the true story of Fauja Singh, who broke world records to become the first one hundred-year-old to run a marathon, shares valuable lessons on the source of his grit, determination to overcome obstacles, and commitment to positive representation of the Sikh community. It is written by Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, he is an educator, writer, activist, and scholar who speaks regularly on issues of diversity, inclusion and equity. 

Guru Mantra

The talented and accomplished Indo/Jazz vocalist and music educator Ramya Shankar from The Raga Monsters did an introduction to ragas and then sung beautiful Guru Mantra.

Square Breathing

Square Breathing is a type of breathwork that can shift your energy, connect you more deeply with your body, calm your nervous system, and decrease stress in your body. It is also referred to as box breathing and 4×4 breathing.

Finding Om

Checkout this exclusive interview with author Rashmi Bismark and her daughters, and  book reading session of her new book Finding Om. Enjoy this session with your child!

 

Finding Om is an illustrated children's book that shares the story of Anu, an American girl of Indian and African descent who explores the mantra Om with her beloved grandfather, Appuppa.


Kahani Purani

Great Bilingual Hindi-English video on Kahani Purani, narrated by Akruti Babaria, from Kulture Khazana. They provides Indian cultural books, workshops and online content. Kahani Purani is published by T4tales.

Das Din

Das Din Author Pridhee recites from her book. Published by T4Tales. T4Tales is all about reviving the magic of stories in Indian languages through interactive story books. Our aim is to help parents, living across the world, introduce Indian languages to children in their early years through books that are simple and enjoyable to read.