Why should children read?

Our CEO, C. P. Viswanath says: At a recent interview on a television channel, I talked about the importance of nurturing the reading habit.  At the end of the programme, the producer of the show asked me if I really believed what I said.  His point was this – when television and videos can communicate…

Artistic Experiences

Our friends at Evam blog about their experiences with the Mouse Stories once again. This time, Sunil Vishnu K., CEO at Evam, talks about his own personal experiences dealing with all the people who came together to make this series happen – and it sounds like he had a ball! Read the post here. We…

The EvaMouse Speaks!

Here’s what our friends at Evam have to say! Ok! Boys and girls! Here is the lateshht from evam … introducing our new friend to all of you – “the mouse”… and please don’t mistake him for an ordinary mouse… though this friend of ours may seem like a “mouse next door”  but get closer…

A mouse in the house!

When there’s a mouse in your house, what do you do? a) Call the exterminator? b) Set a mouse trap? c) Start reading! When our mouse is in your house, we suggest option c! We have 4 absolutely fabulous new stories for you – the mouse stories! The Mouse Stories feature an extremely wily and unusual…

A poem!

Isha Bharati, a student of Class 5 writes a poem to Karadi: My dear Karadi bear he never let comes our tears Sweet Karadi Karadi Karadi Very intelligent storyteller buddy Meera his sweet friend Never let the story end Even story of monkey or a donkey or a child My dear Karadi never get wild…

Prakash Shetty: A tribute

Karadi’s family is huge. Amongst its extended members are the artists, musicians, writers, narrators, sound engineers, singers and everyone who has contributed to leave  an indelible mark in the hearts of children.  Prakash Shetty’s imprint on Karadi Tales, amongst many others, is the opening music sequence of the title song, ‘Welcome to my Jungle’. We…

Picture books from around the world

Have you read the Chitra English picture books yet? It’s a series of beautifully bound hard cover picture books printed on exquisite art paper. Each book is written brilliantly by some of India’s best known children’s writers and illustrated lovingly by internationally renowned artists. Our friend utbt (under the banyan tree) reviews these four books…