Tim Cahill visits our Football School at Loyola
Kabuliwala - Kudos Loyola staff, students and management.
Letter from Fr. Francis Peter S.J.
The ‘trans creation’ of Tagore’s famed Kabuliwala staged by you yesterday is no cotton candy; it is a beating heart that laid bare in 90 minutes,a long, arduous preparation in a burst of songs, tableaux with such realistic props, dances in period costumes and dialogues in multiple languages.
The performance enthralls the audience with a strong message of hope, of harmony, a vision of the possible -of a ‘world without walls’at a time when there is no peace in the world, and hatred mocks the song of peace on earth, goodwill to men! The play captures the underlying deep spirituality, the common sacred core enshrined by the different religions. Yes another world is possible, is the message the packed audience take home.
The Kabuliwala - A Multi Lingual Adaptation
“Kabuliwala - O - Kabuliwala ! What’s there in your bag ? Elephants !”
This eternal tale of the friendship between a precocious little girl and a gigantic Pathan with a golden heart has enthralled readers for generations.
In ‘The Kabuliwala - an adaption’ we shall explore the deep human emotions and the evolving human relationships that form the theme of Tagore’s story.
What made the Kabuliwala leave his home in the hills and come down to an alien country year after year ? Was it only to earn a few rupees or were there some deeper bonds that tugged at him ? What did Mini the little girl see in the huge hulk ? What was the thread of bonding which saw this unique friendship between the two ?
Rehman entices Mini with dry fruits and savories. Her father is anxious that he has not paid for them.
What was going on with the family of the Kabuliwala back in Afghanistan while he was languishing in jail ? Did he get to finally see his own daughter ? Did she also shy away from him like Mini did ? Is a Muslim father any different from a Hindu father ? Does a Muslim father not suffer the pain and anguish that a Hindu father does ?
Our play will explore all this and more , through a dance and music combination.
We shall strive to showcase Indian culture , evolving relationships and communal harmony.
Ms. Jayanthi Sheshadri receives the prestigious National Award for teachers
Ms. Jayanthi Sheshadri our Registrar and Plus Two English teacher has won the Prestigious National Award for Teachers. Ms. Jayanthi is one of the 45 recipients of this coveted award from among teachers from all over the country. As an English teacher, Ms. Sheshadri has used creative teaching techniques in building learning abilities among students, in the subject. She has helped her school build mentoring networks with alumni, parents and the community and has also spearheaded rural outreach projects through knowledge sharing workshops and training sessions.