Five things: museum theatre, yoga and parent-child book reading, and more


With no slight increase in weak monsoon conditions in southern India, the interior looks more attractive than ever to stay away from the blazing heat. Here are some activities that can keep you busy throughout the week:

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The Mysterious Benedict Society

WHERE: disney stars

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SUITABLE FOR: 9+ years old

During the pandemic, American writer Trenton Lee Stewart The Mysterious Benedict Society – a story about four gifted children, each orphaned or unloved by their parents, brought together by Nicholas Benedict to help him thwart a global emergency – has been adapted for OTT. The fantastical adventures of super-logical Reynie Muldoon, eidetic George Washington, resourceful Kate Wetherall and young telepsychologist Constance Contraire, spread over eight episodes of approximately one hour each, have captivated viewers since its release l ‘last year. While the books are fabulous reading, the OTT series is the perfect introduction to novels for those with an affinity for the audiovisual or an apathy for the written word. A second season has also been ordered and is set to release later this year.

The witches

WHERE: netflix

SUITABLE FOR: 7+ years old

If an eight-episode series is likely to exhaust your child, don’t worry. The 2020 film adaptation of Roald Dahl The witches is now available on Netflix. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci, this 1h44 film tells the story of a young boy and his grandmother who must foil the plans of a clan of the most powerful witches of the world to turn all children into mice.

Calendar of activities

  • One object, many stories (Playtime at National Museum)

WHERE: National Museum, New Delhi

WHEN: June 11-20; 11am-1pm


SUITABLE FOR: Pupils of classes VX (10-15 years old)


There are only 20 places available and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, but One Object, Many Stories – a workshop in museum theater run by Herithart – is just one of the programs in of the National Museum aimed at 5-17 year olds who will familiarize them with the rich heritage of India. Registrations are open from June 2 to June 10 for the various programs that will take place between June 11 and July 30. Other programs include painting workshops, appreciation of Buddhist art for children, storytelling sessions and a treasure hunt, among others. For more information see:

WHERE: Online (zoom in)

WHEN: June 11; 6-7 p.m.

CHARGES: Rs 200 (including the cost of the book)

SUITABLE FOR: 2+ years


Tulika Books is hosting an online reading of its publication Grow with Yoga with co-author/yoga practitioner Aditi Chandrasekhar and illustrator Niveditha Subramaniam on Saturday, June 11. A parent-child event that promises good bonding times (if not better agility), it’s only open to attendees in India. Once registration is complete, the event link will be emailed to attendees.

  • Cool WWF Wildlife and Conservation Ecologist Summer Camp

WHERE: WWF India, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi

WHEN: June 13-23

CHARGES: 3,500 rupees

SUITABLE FOR: 8-16 years old

REGISTER ON: [email protected]

WWF’s Cool Conservationist Wildlife and Conservation Summer Camp will begin its second batch on June 13. The 10-day workshop provides information about big cats, birds, butterflies, snakes and mammals through fun activities. There’s also hands-on training, with early morning visits to Lodhi Garden for birdwatching and more.

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