Enterprise :: Power of your mind :: Creative Writing

Three special programs for teenagers!

Enterprise : How does a business make money? What happens when a business doesn’t bother about its customers? What happens if a business makes products of poor quality? What happens if there is no cooperation in the team?

Enterprise is a learning program that equips youngsters with knowledge, skills and beliefs about money, business, design, production, decision making, roles and responsibilities, team behaviour, values, ethics, and about entrepreneurship.

The program is designed to take learners through an entire lifecycle of a business, from setting it up to selling a product and doing a balance sheet. They have to form a company, allocate responsibilities, choose a product, get funds, design, actually manufacture, advertise and sell, all along keeping time and accounts. And finally they calculate how much the company is worth and their profits.

This program has been very successful and very well received by parents and teenagers the last nine times.

For : 12 – 17 year olds,

From: 29 April  to 3 May, Mon – Fri

and 14 May to May 18, Tue-Sat

Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm, 5 days

Fee: Rs 4000

By: Omana

Power of your Mind : A unique empowering workshop for teenagers. Did you know that you normally use only 10% of your mind? What about the other 90%? Confidence, academic performance, interpersonal relationships, career choices… everything can hinge on the state of your mind. The mind can be a powerful ally when it operates without inhibitions, and at its full potential. Learn to develop and tap into the phenomenal power of your mind.

For : 13 – 19 year olds

From: 6-7 May 2013, Mon-Tue

and 11-12 May 2013, Sat-Sun

Time: 9am – 6pm, 2 days

Fee: Rs 6000

By: Omana

Creative Writing : Learn to write in a variety of genres such as essay, story, interview, report, poem, limerick… This is workshop happens only once a year and so is always eagerly awaited.

For : 11 – 17 year olds

From: 6 May to 10 May 2013, Mon-Fri,

Time: 10 am – 1pm, 5 days

Fee: Rs 3000

By: Cheryl Rao


Register immediately. Call

Prashanthi : 9949095665 ::  Raju : 9949184605, 040-32945665 :: Omana : 9849747170

You could also send us an email or sms with your name, participant’s details & query and we shall call you back.

kindleyourmind@gmail.com   ::   omana@kaleidoscopeonline.net   ::   raju@kaleidoscopeonline.net

Presentation to Performance – A Children’s theatre workshop. Summer 2013.

Presentation to Performance – A children’s theatre workshop!

This is a fun theatre workshop that we have conducted several times over the last six years, each time with very happy outcomes! The participants have a great time learning much more than just theatre – about themselves, their feelings and their motivations. This unique workshop is facilitated by Devendranath, our theatre resource person.

The exercises and activities in this workshop give children an opportunity to work on various aspects:

  • Know about Voice – Pitch, Volume, Clarity, Tempo
  • Know about Body and Movement with it
  • Expressions & Emotions
  • Body postures, its language and the possibilities
  • Imagination, Memory, Senses, Concentration
  • Exploring space, body, rhythm and expressions with music and external sounds
  • Get the confidence to express in a group
  • Respect other’s points of view

For : 6 – 12 year olds

Days: Mon-Fri, 2 weeks, 10 days

From: 13 May to 24 May 2013 and

27 May to 7 June 2013

Time: 10am – 12noon

Fee: Rs 3000

By: A S Devendranath

 Register immediately. Call or sms or email

Prashanthi : 9949095665

Raju : 9949184605, 040-32945665

About the facilitator:

Devendranath is a performance researcher/practitioner and workshop facilitator and an actor with more than fifteen years of experience in the areas of performance,training, directing, dramaturgy, producing, marketing and PR, international festivals, academic research, and university lecturing. He is a Master of Arts in International Performance Research (MAIPR) from the University of Warwick, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Helsinki/Tampere under the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union. He postgraduated from the University of Hyderabad and graduated from the School of Drama, Thrissur, both in the discipline of Theatre and Performing Arts. His specialties are Education Methodologies (Pedagogy and Andragogy) and Psychophysical Training For a couple of years, he was involved in an independent project with children where he is researching the possibilities of ‘performance’ in day-to-day life of a child.

Super Summer 2013 for children 5 – 11 years and teenagers 12 – 17 years

Super Summer 2013 for children.

This program introduces children to various ways of experiencing life! Children today are exposed to loads of information. But they do not get sufficient time to put it to use. Kindle your mind provides the perfect platform for them to LEARN – DO-EXPERIENCE.

Each day has a different topic and different skill areas. Topics are from Science, Numbers, Communication, Geo/History, GK/Current affairs. Skill areas are home, school, community, travel, earth.

Activities : Play Games, Make models, Work in teams and individually, Read stories, Learn new skills, Solve puzzles, Share knowledge, Participate in role plays, And Get creative with art and craft.

For : 5 – 11 year olds

From: 1 April to 31 May 2013

Days: Monday to Friday

Time: 9am – 1pm

Fee: Rs 3000/- for 2 weeks, Rs 4000/- for 3 weeks. Join us for as many weeks as you wish. Could extend and stay the full day. Fee varies.

By: Prashanthi and team


Listen to the story “A King Cobra’s Summer” : Dec 17, 4.30pm

We invite you to a delightful storytelling session by Deepa Kiran (www.deepakiran.in). She will also tell some stories from the life of Rajkumar Kanuri, a renowned Ophiologist (Snake expert) from Hyderabad.

Book : ‘A King Cobra’s Summer’ from Pratham Books
Author : Janaki Lenin
Illustartor : Maya Ramaswamy
Synopsis : “Set in the verdant Western Ghats, this story brings to life all the strange life forms that Kaala the king cobra comes across – the birds, the animals, the plants. How is he to find his way back to the areca nut plantation where he is the king? “

A book in every child’s hands. This is the mission of Pratham Books. For more information about their initiatives, do visit



Deepa Kiran is a storyteller by profession and passion! She finds stories magical, both listening and sharing, and always feels revitalized after a storytelling session. She has been involved in storytelling with schools, libraries, publishing houses, and the radio. Being a trained English language teacher she is also constantly aware of the educational benefits of storytelling. She brings the learning into the stories and post story activities. Deepa often weaves music and dance into her stories to liven them much more. She is particularly fond of folk tales especially from her country India. Deepa is a member of 2 International associations of professional storytellers.

“A Festival of Stories”

Nov 21-Dec 21, 2011, Monday to Friday, at 5pm
For children 5 years to 9 years old.

Stories about people, places, animals and things.

Read stories : Listen to stories : Tell stories
Create stories : Write stories : Enact stories
Meet characters from stories : Make puppets for stories
Watch stories : Illustrate stories : Complete stories
Set right jumbled up stories
Enjoy stories : Have fun with stories : Learn from stories : Party with stories

So many things we can do with stories! And we are doing it for a whole month!

We can do these by ourselves or we can do them in pairs. In small groups as well as in large groups. We can do it just for an hour or we could spend longer.

Come and join us for just a day, a week, a fortnight or the whole month.
The month-long festival of stories starts on Nov 21.
Everyday, Monday to Friday, at 5pm, we will have one story.
And more at different times.

Call Kaleidoscope for further details and to register.
Prashanthi : 9949095665, Raju : 9949184605
email to raju@kaleidoscopeonline.net, kindleyourmind@gmail.com

“Read with U.S. – Children’s Book Fest”. Nov 11-12-13, 2011.

Book Poster Exhibition

Nov 11-14, 2011

Submit your poster by Nov 9, 2011

Pick a favorite book. Make a poster illustrating the story and what you liked about it.

No comics. Poster size must be A3 i.e, half of a chart paper. It is better to laminate your poster. The name, class and school details have to be mentioned clearly on the bottom right hand corner of the poster. Book Posters along with registration forms have to be submitted to Kaleidoscope by 9th November 2011. They will be displayed from the 11th to the 14th of November at Kaleidoscope, Gachibowli and you will receive a participation certificate.

Stories and Theatre go together!

5pm – 7pm, Friday, Nov 11, 2011

For children 5 to 10 years

Facilitated by A S Devendranath, this session will help children enact some favorite American stories.

Book Reading

5pm – 6pm, Saturday, Nov 12, 2011

For children 5 to 8 years (others can join too)

by an American Officer from the U.S. Consulate General

Creative Writing Workshop

6pm – 7pm, Saturday, Nov 12, 2011

For children 8 to 13 years

by Staphanie Diamond

Film Screening

2pm – 4pm, Sunday, Nov 13, 2011

For children 7 to 15 years

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Puppet Show

5.45pm – 6.45pm, Sunday, Nov 13, 2011

For everyone, children, young adults & grown-ups!

by The Nori Art and Puppetry Centre

Join us an hour before for some Craft fun, Face painting and Meet the characters

4.30pm – 5.30pm, Sunday, Nov 13, 2011

For kids, tweens and teens!

Admission is free! Book your place immediately!

Call Kaleidoscope

Prashanthi : 9949095665, Raju : 9949184605


email to raju@kaleidoscopeonline.net

Kaleidoscope’s Library

Kaleidoscope’s Library is now at

1A, Plot no 39, Street 2, Telecom nagar, Gachibowli.
Take the left between Sampradaya sweets and Prasad Motors. Come to the last building on the left, just opposite the gate of Telecom nagar Park.
Phone: 040-32945665

Library Membership Plans

2 books plan –> Fee : Rs 1200/- + Refundable caution deposit : Rs 500/-

3 books plan –> Fee : Rs 1600/- + Refundable caution deposit : Rs 1000/-

4 books plan –> Fee : Rs 2000/- + Refundable caution deposit : Rs 1000/-

Valid for 6 months.