By Srividya Srinivas As part of my MA Applied Theatre course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, I was required to do a drama-based project that connects with the practice I intended to develop after completing my MA. Funded by the Leverhulme Trusts, my project with the young people at … Continue reading Placemaking. Community engagement. Belonging.
Reflection of Hari Chakyar, an advertising professional and volunteer at the Buguri Community Library, Banashankari I volunteered to tag along with the Buguri Community Library’s visit to the Bannerghatta National Park on Sunday, December 30. Here’s my account of entire experience. The morning of December 30, I reached the library earlier than any of the … Continue reading My Trip with Funshankari: The National Park Visit of Buguri Members
Gender Sensitization Workshop in Buguri Community Library Aruna Manjunath* Buguri (‘Spinning top’ in Kannada) is a community library for the children of the waste-pickers currently in 4 locations in Karnataka- Banashankari and Hebbal in Bangalore, Mysore and Tumkur. Buguri is a Hasiru Dala initiative, a waste-pickers organisation based out of Bangalore. Buguri runs with a … Continue reading Talking Gender: Waste-pickers Children Open Discussions on Love, Marriage & Bullying
Priyanka Sacheti* I got to learn about Hasiru Dala when I started volunteering with Buguri a couple of months after moving to Bangalore in January this year. Having volunteered with a community library in Delhi, I was excited to hear about the birth of one in Bangalore and wished to join their journey in creating … Continue reading Diary of Summer Camp with Children of Wastepickers