Book of the Month

We have monthly votes to decide the book of the month. We seek to broaden our horizons by reading different genres from various socio-cultural backgrounds. This is our monthly rendezvous to discuss the same.

November 2021

Here’s how our discussion went on Ram Scion of Ikshvaku, on 27 November. We would love to know your thoughts on some of the questions we discussed. ^_^

December 2021

Here’s our discussion on Crying in H Mary by Michelle Zauner. A memoir was written by a Korean American singer, who navigates use through her life. From relating with food to understanding grief from a new perspective. What were your thoughts? ⁣

January 2021

In this dysfunctional meeting, we trashed talked and then appreciated the BBC series, Sherlock. There was a subtle analysis about Benedict Cumberbatch’s handsomeness and whether or not the writers were on crack while deciding the plot. We discussed the title character’s neurotic babbling and ranked the characters too. All in all our meeting is sure to generate laughter and maybe lawsuits from the producers of the show. Stay tuned!

Readers Guide To Chaos x Visamo Kids

November 2021

We visited Visamo kids, a nonprofit organization (a boarding school for underprivileged children), where we conducted a drawing competition for kids aged 9 to 12. The kids were shown a video of a popular fictional story, Akbar and Birbal, after which we asked them to draw their favorite character or favorite scene from the story. We provided them with stationery items and papers. One of our team members drew a few samples to provide them with a basic idea of how to proceed. After an hour, we collected everyone’s drawings and distributed chocolates to them. After deciding a winner from each age category we awarded the winners with stationery kits. This experience was enriching for us and interacting with the kids gave us an idea of how to plan future activities for them.

December 2021 & January 2022

During our Christmas break, we started a book collection drive in our neighborhoods, organized them by age and genre. On 23 January, we donated 150+ books to Visamo kids. Books play a pivotal role in our cognitive and logical development as young minds. Books can also comfort you during the worst time but also provide certain escapism when needed. So it’s essential that these young kids inculcate reading habits as early as possible. Thank you so much to everyone who donated! We couldn’t have done this without you.

February 2022

Continuing our community service endeavors, this time we conducted a zine-making workshop at Visamo kids. We showed samples of the zine we made ourselves and guided them in a step-by-step process to make their own. After distributing the papers and stationery, we began the workshop. They were intrigued by the creativity yet simplicity of it. From our previous experience, we learned that the kids enjoy competitions so we turned the workshop into one. All of us helped them with their zines and by the end of the hour, we were faced with the difficult task of choosing just 5 winners from a total of 20. The winners were awarded their prizes and the rest received chocolates. Additionally, we also donated our stationery items such as crayons, pencils, and papers to the foundation for the kids to use. All in all, it was a success.