Thursday, December 26, 2013

Jolly Christmas at Green Pocket

Had an interesting session at The Green pocket.
Cannot really go wrong with some dance, song and stories .  Had a generally jolly time with the kids.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Kristmas at Kitschdii

Had a fab session  with Mons and this time our rapport helped with my banter continuing even during the cooking and decorating session

For more pics go here

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Session at AV

Did a few songs and teasers and a couple of word games on the theme with the kids.
Also narrated a story to the little ones when they were awaiting their turn at craft with Shruti.
We decorated the Christmas tree together and cut cake as well.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Kristmas at Kitschdii

Do join us for a fun filled session:

Stories at Samiksha

Had a heart warming session at Samiksha Foundation at the Kidawai oncology kids ward

For pics go here

For my detailed write up on the experience go here

And to do your bit and help the generous volunteers at Samiksha go here

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Arts Tales at Samiksha

Ranganna and a few more of his friends will be there for the kids at Samiksha.
Hope I can give the kids a good time.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Children's Day with ArtsTales - at Krispy Kreme and at AV

Conducted two totally different sessions
One among and for a set of very privileged kids at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

And one amongst those we term less fortunate at AV

Must say the energy and spark in the kids is no different!
See pics here and here and you will agree.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

My do for Children's Day- Doughn't miss it!!

Bring your child to celebrate the joy of Children’s Day with a storytelling session by Arthi Anand, a celebrated book author.

Also, join us in the merriment of decorating your very own doughnut on 16th Nov at Krispy Kreme, Church Street from 10am - 12pm.

Be one of the 20 lucky kids and get 2 Original Glazed® doughnuts & a beverage at a delightful combo of INR 150*.
Hurry! Register here:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ranganna at Thinkbox, Hyderabad and Gurgaon

Had a good session at ThinkBox with Freeda- an  NGO animal activist also joining in
Hyderabad was covered with Poorvi and Anitha AT Treasure House  and there was a rainbow that very evening there
Nidhi did an in house session at Cairns Gurgaon

And with that Ranganna will take a break from hopping around  India.
But pl spread his story and book around!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ranganna at Delhi and...

Finally back at AG...after a fabulous session for Childrens Day last year. Do come!

The Delhi event was enjoyed by the kids, thanks Nidhi!

An elephant at Hippo

Ranganna had a good session at Hippo Chennai

More pics here.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Curious at Kutoohala

Had a good session at Kutoohala.

At  Elefun tales - Ranganna joined the likes of Gajapati Kulapati and Elmer in the session!

More pics here.

Friday, October 4, 2013

October 2 with Arts' Tales

Had a fantastic Gandhi Jayanthi sharing stories and being among children

At Namma Tatanagar, Readers' Hub for residents and govt school kids, I was part of the first anniversary celebs. More pics here

At Kitshcdii, Story Feast , I teamed up with Monika of Sinamon fame for a well attended session. More pics here

Ranganna: in Delhi and in Chennai again

Here is the session at Chennai at Hippo!
Do come all those who missed Praba's at Pappadum or went and still want  more of Ranganna!

A friend has graciously offered to do the Delhi session. Do attend!
With storyteller Nidhi Mittal and Eureka! Bookstore in Delhi

When: October 12, Saturday, 11 am
Where: BumbleBees School, S-452, GK-II, New Delhi
Call 26021092 for details

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Events in October- Week 1

Since there are a lot of pre planned events this month in Bangalore, here is a post of all of them for week 1.
Do come for whatever is convenient for you.


 For the Ranganna events in Delhi and Hyderabad , do keep a look out!

Rum Pum Pum with Ranganna

Ranganna was at:
Bookalore at the Bangalore Literature Fest
Mumbai- Kitab Khana with Kavita and Rakhee
Chennai- Pappadum with Praba
Pune- Sunita at The Little Quikshop

Was so fun to see such good responses:

A couple of senior citizens at BLF-  We loved your narration. Will pick up copies for all our grand kids.

A little girl- Aunty, Ranganna is my favourite elephant!

A person who bought the book after the session -You and ranganna are such a hit already at home!

And Anjana of AV- Thanks Arthi Anand for always enriching the kids of Anand Vidyalaya's lives and adding so much value.Congratulations once again.I loved the session,you are just such an engaging and soooooper story teller!Look forward to many more books in times to come.

Thanks all!! Go here for more pics

HYDERABAD and DELHI-  Ranganna doooor nahin!
Coming in October to your cities.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

From Tulika Publishers: Rang de Ranganna

Tulika Publishers: Rang de Ranganna: Join Ranganna, your ele-friend who loves nail polish, as he city- hops and ogles at colours everywhere!   Sashay and shake with...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ranganna Majaaa... in 4 cities on 28 September

In Bangalore at Bookalore in Bangalore Literature Festival!
Bounce and flounce with Arthi Anand Navaneeth at the Bangalore Lit Fest
When: Saturday, 28 September, 2 pm
Where: Bangalore Literature Festival, Crowne Plaza at Velankani Park, Electronics City
Mail for details
Ranganna is pleased to have so many friends across India- in Mumbai, Pune and Chennai !
Join him in each of these cities, on SEPTEMBER 28.
Sashay and shake with Praba Aunty in Pappadum, Chennai
When: Saturday, 28 September, 11 am
Where: No, 21, Chittaranjan Road, Teynampet
Call 42012262 for details

Prance and dance with Sunita Thomas at The Little Quirk Bookshop, Pune
When: Saturday, 28 September, 11 am
Where: Shop no 12, Cristal Castle Building (Opp. Salunke Vihar Society), Wanowrie

Call 9923810007 for details

Move and groove with Kahani Tree and Rakhee Iyer in Kitab Khana, Mumbai

When: Saturday, 28 September, 11 am
Where: Somaiya Bhavan, Ground Floor, 45/17 MG road, Fort
Call 22888041/43 for details
Go here for details for each city:

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Katha at Kitschdii

Had a fun session with little ones at the new shop Kitschdii.

The activity was a take on the store decor and looked so pretty.

Here are some more pics...

Was part of a  child's book  launch at Easy Library.

All of 8 years, the kid's parents have published the book. I was in conversation with the author and read some passages from the book.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Folk Art Tales at ThinkBox

A very interactive and intimate session this was at ThinkBox.

More pics here:

Pratham Champion at Home and at AV

Had great fun doing this session twice.
Once in English to a privileged set of kids and once in English with a smattering of  Tamil & Hindi to an equally eager but less exposed set of children

Cannot believe I have been going to AV for the last one year- it all began with a Pratham Champion session in 2012
For mor pics go here:

Monday, September 2, 2013

My second book- Ranganna

It is here. Ranganna!!

Just a year after the previous book- Have you seen this?

So excited...

Please watch out for readings in your city and do share the book with your young ones and others'

Here is the link where you can purchase it online.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Going to the Jungle...

 Conducted this do and had real fun with the uber enthu (and noisy) crowd.

Snoring Shanmugam  and our adaptation of The Hungry Caterpillar.

Madgascar, Barefoot and Karadi rhymes

Games/ Craft
Jungle hunt ( with physical skills thrown in), the treasure box and caterpillar craft