Art Arattai Arpattam – A prelude

Now, I need to tell you all about this. I had been busy, quite busy over the weekend. And I am really very happy at the way things turned out for me. A big satisfying smile seems to be my USP, past two days. smileys

Two important reasons, which I need to share with you – otherwise, my head will burst !!! πŸ˜‰ You know, I never keep secrets from you !!! πŸ˜‰

– I have been invited to cover a Children’s Festival, in my blog. I am just flying over the clouds !!! laughing smileys

– Second, I am selling home-baked cakes, on order. And the response has been very good and I am jumping with joy. smiley icons

And it all began about 10 days back, when I got one impressive comment asking me whether I would be interested in blogging about an event. Intrigued I was, immediately called to satisfy the curious cat in me.

While I was greatly impressed with this Non Profit Organisation – NalandaWay, asking me to cover their event, which is about to begin by July 16th, they were quite impressed with my blog. Isn’t that great news for the blogger in me ???? LOL !!! Really, it does matter. smiley emoticons

A few words on NalandaWay :

NalandaWay works with children from challenging situations from the poorest districts in India, helping them raise their voices and issues through theatre, visual arts, music, dance, radio and films. Β Over 5700 disadvantaged children and young people in the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar and Jammu & Kashmir in India are involved in their projects. Β Their intervention have helped the children learn creativity, life skills and self-confidence to create the lives that they truly want to create.

So, when they called me and other Chennai bloggers to a meeting, I was quite happy to go and meet with these people, who made a difference in the lives of so many young boys and girls. Such dedicated work towards a social cause, certainly deserves an applause from me !!!! smiley icons

I am certainly proud and happy to be a part of this initiative. πŸ™‚

The Children’s Festival of Dance, Drama, Music and Film is named Art, Arattai, Aarpattam !!!!

Dear People in Chennai, Please take time to attend one of the shows or events, at the same time, involving yourself towards a worthy cause.

People not in Chennai, keep watching the events unfold in the pages of this blog…where, I’ll be writing about these events and happenings !!!!

Follow me in the cause !!! Follow the events in my pages here !!! Β Be a part of it, in your own way !!! Talk to or write to NalandaWay to show your participation.


57 Replies to “Art Arattai Arpattam – A prelude”

    1. Wowww woww woww Ums .. am so happy for u πŸ™‚
      Its such a noble thing to do and also awesome that they liked ur blog πŸ™‚ So happy for u πŸ™‚
      Another comment wil follow for the 2nd gud news .. such gr8 news, they do differ an entire comment no πŸ˜‰


      1. Ums, u r still jumping kya πŸ˜› Pls sit down and reply to our comments no lol πŸ˜‰
        Baking is so gud Ums, esp. since its something which gives us joy and is after ur own heart. All the best and may u hv many such happy moments always in life πŸ™‚


    2. FIRST !!! Yippee !!!! πŸ™‚

      Yes, I am absolutely thrilled to be doing this !!! NalandaWay is doing a great job – my job is to make it known, thru my blog. I didnt knew that I can reach to so many ppl !! πŸ™‚

      No, if I jump, I can’t type – so, I’ve tied myself to the chair !!! :mrgreen:

      And the baking thing – it happened so suddenly and I am greatly thrilled with the response. πŸ™‚

      Thanks a lot – your words of confidence has helped so much !!!


  1. Wow!
    This is super!
    Good way to start a Monday (yea, am at home, sick; so, the day’s just begun ;))
    Thrilled for you, Uma! Way to go!

    Shall definitely watch this space πŸ™‚

    Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

    By the way, shall come to Chennai soon, just for your cake πŸ˜‰


  2. Wow!
    This is super!
    Good way to start a Monday (yea, am at home, sick; so, the day’s just begun ;))
    Thrilled for you, Uma! Way to go!

    Shall definitely watch this space πŸ™‚

    Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

    By the way, shall come to Chennai soon, just for your cake πŸ˜‰

    Mine was the first comment 😦 😦 😦 Then it just disappeared.
    Swaram, I’m sure you’re using black magic to make other’s comments diappear and come in first πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    And now, stupid WP says I’ve already posted this! Bah!


    1. Priya, thanks a lot !!! Let my enthu spill over to you and cure you !!! Take care !!! πŸ™‚

      Oh, you are always welcome home – anytime !!! πŸ™‚

      This looks like Tatkal booking at 8 am and bang goes the server connection !!! LOL !! Girls !!! πŸ™‚


    1. This is such good news na πŸ™‚
      And now I can recommend your cakes to my friends in chennai whenever they want one πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      I can right ????
      And am no.3 πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


    2. Yes, yes, yes….too good a news and I am so happy !!! πŸ™‚

      See, this is real marketing technique – with one blog frnd like you, I can get more orders for cake in Chennai !!! Hugs to you !!! πŸ™‚

      Third !! Yes – How come u missed the tweet ?????


      1. No was in a meeting…. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ so missed it….
        Ok I will place my advance booking then… you have to bake my wedding cake…. whenever it will happen even if it is after 2-3 years πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ … is that a deal?????


  3. wowwwwwww!! I mean just wow πŸ™‚ Congrats yar! First for this noble cause.. its such a proud feeling that you are somewhere linked to such cause πŸ™‚ And secondly for baking business πŸ˜€ wow!! hey y dont u open a blog just dedicated to ur home made baked cakes.. it can be used as a reference for further promotion! Just a suggestion πŸ™‚ Wish you all the very best πŸ™‚


    1. Yes, Vineeta – I am so happy to be a part of NalandaWay in writing abt the events. πŸ™‚

      Now, you are tickling the blogger in me – already I’ve another one – see the right top of my sidebar !! Its difficult to manage more than one blog…let me seriously think abt this. Appreciate your inputs. πŸ™‚ The businesswoman has put on her thinking cap !!! πŸ™‚


  4. Great. Shall call you today to know more on the timings, etc.

    and regarding the cake, I dont mind being your guinea pig !! Send some cake, will ya ? πŸ˜€


    1. I’ll send a cake, no prob !!! But how dare u tell that you’ll be a guinea pig – my cakes are not that desperate for testing….I’ve been baking for 4 years now….


  5. Wow!! This is just great!! πŸ™‚
    Looking forward to hearing from you about this noble cause!! πŸ™‚
    Your cakes… selling like hot cakes…wow!! πŸ™‚
    Cheers πŸ™‚


  6. awesome!!! πŸ˜€ congratssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!! danganakka time!!!
    i second vimmuuu… wish u cud send some cake! πŸ˜› πŸ™„

    but will definitely be following the proceedings thru your blog! πŸ˜€


    1. Danganakka time – Its been a really long time, since I heard this !!! Crafty is missed terribly, na ???

      I can send some to you – no probs !!! But, when is ur next visit ???

      Yeah, yeah…I need you all to read thru the events. πŸ™‚


  7. How come all good bakers stay miles and oceans away from my place? I could do with a few extra cake and icings to build up some much needed muscles I tell ya 😦

    Wow will look forward for your post covering such a noble event. i hope you will put up loads of pics too.

    Ps: got ur mail and will reply. You are welcome to dance with all those smileys πŸ˜‰


    1. Sometimes, it looks like all the good things happen on the other side of the ocean !!! But seriously, I can send some !!! πŸ˜‰

      I am terribly excited abt the event and your comments will help me do better. πŸ™‚

      I am loving them all – the smileys !!! πŸ™‚


  8. This is really wonderful Uma. Congratulations!! What better than being able to do what you love to do and also support a cause at the same time!!

    Look forward to reading your future posts on this.


    1. Isn’t it wonderful IHM ??? Thats the same thot that went thru my mind – doing what I love and supporting a cause at the same time. Need all your support. πŸ™‚ Thanks.


  9. I myself really happy to be part of this… thanks for introducing me to them πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Hope I do some good job in covering their events.. πŸ™‚

    Have you seen today’s young world??? they have given a full page ad with pakka timings πŸ™‚

    And congrats on the baking business… you are really talented and for sure you will do well πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Okay.. as a treat bake a cake for me πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


    1. When I was asked whether u know any other Chennai bloggers – only u and Vimmuuu came to my mind. Its a wonderful thing and lets spend some time for a noble cause.

      Thanks Kanagu…such words to boost my confidence…really you’ll get a cake from me. πŸ™‚


  10. Oh wow! This sound great. A great initiative and you are a part of this…. Awesome!Am very happy for you Uma!!
    Looking forward to your posts.
    And hope that your cakes will be a hit among Chennaiites πŸ˜€ Good luck!


    1. Thanks Priya…when they asked me to do it, yes, I was thrilled to say yes. Yeah, yeah, I know that you ppl will follow the events here.

      Thanks from the baker in me !!! πŸ™‚


  11. Hi Uma-

    I am writing to you on behalf of the Kattaikkuttu Young Professionals Company – the first-ever mixed gender theatre company of young Kattaikkuttu perfomers which will perform at the Art, Arattai, Arpaattam Festival on the 31st of July, 7 pm. Please feel free to contact us if you’d like to have further information about the Company and our work.

    Kindest regards,

    Hanne (Facilitator) & Thilagavathi (girl member KYPCompany)


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