Pied Piper Players: 2018-19

This fall my boys participated in following productions of Pied Piper Players.

Peter Pan: Kabir was Pots and Arjun Pans.  Daily Journal article for Peter Pan

Elf Jr.: Arjun was Elf, flyer boy and a New Yorker. Daily Journal article for Elf Jr.

Madagascar: Kabir was Zookeeper Zeke and Arjun played two roles – newspaper man and server. Daily Journal article for Madagascar.

Best of the Bard – Shakespeare Revisited, Remixed, Retold: Kabir was a part of the ensemble and he played the role of Richard II.

Chess

We had 4-week, 1-hour group classes with a chess coach at home. There were 7 kids (including Kabir and Arjun) in the group. It was fun! Kabir has joined the chess club and Stanford OHS and enjoys playing online with his friends once a week. Arjun tries to get Amit or Kabir to play with him whenever they have time.

Avonlea Assisted Living – 2018-19

We are continuing our joyful visits once a month with the residents of Avonlea. Kabir joins us when he can but Arjun and I have fun visiting with the residents.

How to Make Your Own Illustration from Children of the Sun

Have you ever used salt in an art project? I have, and it was very fun. Read on, and you can make your own!

After I wrote Children of the Sun, my family and I thought it would be even better if we could get bold, colorful, vivid illustrations made for the book. We wanted these to be good illustrations, not just amateur drawings, but we also hoped it could be drawn by the hand of a child. Then, we were able to find the solution—our art teacher, Mrs. Vicki Farmer, would help us—that is, my younger brother Arjun and myself—make the illustrations. Thanks to her, this book has become enriched with these illustrations.
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