How to make a puppet?

Puppet: is an object resembling a human, animal or mythical figure animated by a person called a puppeteer.
The puppeteer uses movements of their hands, arms, or control devices such as rods or strings to move the body, head, limbs, and in some cases the mouth and eyes of the puppet.
The puppeteer often speaks in the voice of the character of the puppet, and then synchronizes the movements of the puppet's mouth with this spoken part.The actions, gestures and spoken parts acted out by the puppeteer with the puppet are typically used in storytelling.

Making Pottery - Do it yourself

Pottery is clay that is modeled, dried, and fired, usually with a glaze or finish, into a vessel or decorative object. Clay is a natural product dug from the earth, which has decomposed from rock within the earth's crust for millions of years. Decomposition occurs when water erodes the rock, breaks it down, and deposits them. It is important to note that a clay body is not the same thing as clay. Clay bodies are clay mixed with additives that give the clay different properties when worked and fired; thus pottery is not made from raw clay but a mixture of clay and other materials.

What is Cow Protection?

This year theme for anandamela is "Cow Protection".

Hearing the term ‘Cow Protection,’ people typically react in two ways. Some think protection is for endangered species, and since there are billions of cows, it’s better to concentrate on whales or the African elephant. Others think it may be some pagan worship of animals – the ‘sacred cow’ image.

Experience Henna

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Indian Gyr Cows

The Gyr is a type of cattle originating in India. It is an important milch cattle breed of India. The cattle cows best known for their milking prowess.


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Ananda Mela is the largest festival in the Northwest showcasing the diversity of incredible India. It is a FREE outdoor festival held at the Redmond City Hall campus, drawing around 20,000 attendees over a glorious summer weekend.