Art

My creative outlet – Freestyle mandalas

It is a well-known fact that art has healing effects on an agitated or a glum mind alike. I for one have always been aware of this and have often encouraged friends to find creative outlets to manage stress, anxiety, depression or even anger management. Things like this always happened to ‘others’, I would never […]

Art Traumas

When I was about thirteen or so, I vividly remember sitting in ‘art class’ with a huge sheet in front of me covered in what looked like watercolour vomit. The instructions for the class was to paint a feeling or a memory. I happened to feel the early teenage turmoil of my secret crush not […]

From IQ to Multiple Intelligence

The concept of Dr. Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory has been around since 1983. To reiterate, it suggest that the traditional notion of intelligence based on IQ testing alone is limiting. The progress of an individual in a traditional setup seems to depend on this perception of intelligence. It is becoming clear as we move away from […]

Play is the highest form of research

  Despite all efforts to make learning effective, a big percentage of education still relies on teaching methods adopted during the industrial revolution, that of passive one-way instruction. In the knowledge era the efforts to make it interactive, using multimedia does bring in better assimilation of information. But it still remains passive after the initial […]

We are on a sabbatical

Change being the only constant, NaVaRaSa – Koramangala – Bangalore is undergoing a change to accommodate to the changing scenario. There are currently no activities on at NaVaRaSa at its Koramangala venue.  Having said that, we will continue to keep this online forum alive alongside Facebook, etc to support our off-Koramangala studio and off-Bangalore activities. […]