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The start of something new and exciting

The start of something new and exciting

The air was heavy with anxiety as the results of the Board Exams were finally announced on the 18th of May, 2015. The hard work put in by 12th and 10th graders who took the ISC and ICSC national examinations paid off as everyone passed in flying colors. All in the 10th grade received First...
The Chicago Connection: Tufaan, IDS & NPR Radio

The Chicago Connection: Tufaan, IDS & NPR Radio

March 2015 was when Chicago came closer to Shanti Bhavan. Earlier in the month, Dr. Nila Vora and Mr. Nilesh Kothari from India Development Service (IDS), Chicago, visited our school. For nearly twenty years, IDS has been investing seed money in service and development projects across India, and has brought to Chicago dozens of global...
The Backward Class Takes the Top Prize

The Backward Class Takes the Top Prize

In early December 2014 THE BACKWARD CLASS, a documentary film on Shanti Bhavan, had a wonderfully successful Western Canadian premiere at Whistler Film Festival.  With Shanti Bhavan’s first batch graduate Mala Muniswamy in attendance as special guest, World Documentary Award and the Best Female-Directed Film Award. Poised and articulate, Mala’s Q&A’s after each screening were the talk of...
Shanti Bhavan Shines Bright with the Festival of Lights

Shanti Bhavan Shines Bright with the Festival of Lights

The semester is drawing to a close and our children are studying hard for their final exams. But it isn’t all work at Shanti Bhavan; several festivals are on their way during the remainder of the year, starting with Diwali.  Diwali is the festival of lights, a celebration of knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope...
Visali wins “Woman of the Year” award

Visali wins “Woman of the Year” award

On the crisp autumn evening of November 10th, 2014, Visali hurried through the hustle and bustle of Manhattan’s busy streets towards the bright lights of Carnegie Hall. As she walked, her dark curls bouncing, she rehearsed the speech she would be delivering later that evening. Every year, Glamour Magazine hosts an event, ‘Women of the...
Making Merry with Lamps and Crackers

Making Merry with Lamps and Crackers

On October 22, Shanti Bhavan celebrated Diwali known as the festival of lights in India. On this day, people decorate their houses with lamps, distribute sweets and burst firecrackers, signifying the defeat of darkness, evil and despair. It is our favorite festival too at Shanti Bhavan. We were eagerly anticipating Diwali for more than a...
A Loving Farewell to Ashwini

A Loving Farewell to Ashwini

  With deep sorrow, we bid farewell to one of our own: Ashwini. She was 7 years old and in second grade. Her mother is from Bangalore. Her classmates and all of us knew her as a cute “tom-girl” with lots of energy, smiles, and sweetness. She was a joy and a kindred spirit to...
Work and Fun at the Farm

Work and Fun at the Farm

It’s another bright Saturday afternoon and the children of Shanti Bhavan can be found trekking along the long, narrow, uneven path leading up to our farm. Some of us are squealing with joy as we race along the furrows, while others trudge along talking with friends, looking at birds, squirrels, butterflies and dragonflies all around...
Shanti Bhavan Celebrates Its 5th Graduation with Four Days of Festivities!

Shanti Bhavan Celebrates Its 5th Graduation with Four Days of Festivities!

Dear Friends, At the beginning of June, we celebrated the graduation of our fifth class of Shanti Bhavan graduates and the second class of college graduates. Graduation is always a time of great joy here at Shanti Bhavan, and so for this year one of the many things we did was put together a video...
Give The Gift Of A College Education

Give The Gift Of A College Education

  Dear friends and supporters of Shanti Bhavan, We are about to start a new academic year at Shanti Bhavan and send our fifth batch of students to college. It is an exciting milestone for us, one we are very proud to have accomplished. Now we need your help in turning our children’s dreams into...
The Backward Class Wins Audience Award at HotDocs

The Backward Class Wins Audience Award at HotDocs

The Backward Class, a feature length documentary film on Shanti Bhavan and its first batch of students to have taken the ISC exams, won the Audience Award at Hot Docs, the largest documentary film festival in North America! A record 192,000 people attended the eleven day festival. Out of the 197 films screened, The Backward...
Pumpkins for a Smile

Pumpkins for a Smile

Take a walk on the road by the National Games Village in Koramangala, a prosperous section of Bangalore. Apart from the stench of cow-dung heightened by the odor of the gutters, you will notice signboards posted on blue corrugated sheets shielding a construction site that reads: “BBMP project. Trespassers will be penalized.” A sad story...