The beginning of September brought with it a lot of rain and downpours and
much needed respite from heat in this capital city of Delhi. But in the northern
most states of Jammu and Kashmir, the rain and breach of river Jhelum has
brought the worst devastation of lives and resources ever. As we support
and wish for the people of J&K to find shelter and succour to re-build their
lives, and think of the context of war and strife that has marked their lives
for over six decades we ask ourselves, ‘what remains when natural
disasters take over every man-made disaster and make living itself
In our tradition of remembering socially relevant and human rights’ related
days each month, September marks the following days:
08 International Literacy Day 21 International Peace Day 28 Shankar Guha Niyogi Matrydom Day/ Harsud Day
In our hope and vision for peace not only from war, but also from the
destruction of our natural environments and our people’s liberties and
freedom, the need of the hour is to continuously play constructive
roles in making peace possible.
Through this month of September 2014, we invite you to come and
see documentary films around peace and rights at our workplace anytime
between 11 and 5 pm Mondays through Fridays. (Please inform us in advance)
We invite you to join our9th Annual Peace Day Festival which is an ONLINE
one this year inviting expressions to mark the International Peace Day on 21stSeptember.
On 27th September we invite you for the monthly
Kriti Film Club @Alaknandawith the screening of two films from IAWRT’s festival ‘Our Lives...To Live seeking a JUST World’.
Also look out for an ‘End of Monsoons Sale’ at the Gestures
stall starting 17thSeptember 2014.
We begin October with a Kriti Film Clubspecial screening @IHC
to mark the International Day of Older Persons, Anant Raina’s
‘Zohra Segal on Zohra Segal’. We invite you to bring your parents and
grandparents along for this screening and together we can celebrate and
cherish "old age" with them through small performances
(music, singing, poetry or anything they wish) after the film!
Some other film events are being planned for October and November;
we’ll keep you posted and invite you to follow us on facebook for
updates! Look forward to seeing many of you soon.
With peace wishes
9th Annual Peace Day Festival (Online from 12th to
Kriti Team is back with its Annual Festival to mark International Peace Day on
21st September 2014. This year we are celebrating it ONLINE (on Facebook)
in an exception to our usual format and we hope that many many people
will join in with their expressions and contributions.
We are inviting you to participate in this ONLINE festival with us by sharing
your expressions and perspectives on PEACE. You are welcome to send in
your entries in the form of:
• Songs • Poems • Photographs taken by you (as you symbolize peace) • Drawing, illustration or a painting by you • Verse or Quotable quote by you (ideally) or that inspires you • Or any other creative expression that can be posted online
We will collate all the entries and post them on the Peace Day (21st September)
on our blog and on this page. The entries will also form a part of a larger
collective on Peace Expressions/ Rights, to be showcased publically in the
near future (with due credit and ownership to each author/ creator).
Let’s create our collective archive of peace and make our