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CreativeSaathis- Welcome Post

Specialsaathi is glad to announce a new initiative under our bloggersaathi category- CreativeSaathi

Creative lead for CreativeSaathi initiatives is Ms.Heena Sahi.

–>>CreativeSaathi is our new initiative which is the daily blogging of Artworks.
By seeing such an overwhelming response from all the little children and from their parents we have decided to extend our support and to provide a daily platform to all the budding artists.

–>>Please note you need to send your original artworks with all the details(specifications of the artwork etc)description, topic if any etc.
Email –
And copy the mail to

–>>Artwork can be a poster, or art done on sheets, canvas, fabric, different objects(bubblewraps, ice-cream stick, utensils, vases, stones, etc)

–>> It could also be any craft-work (like creating a best out of waste concept from the household stuff)

–>> Why Artworks or CreativeSaathi??
Because– Art is a form of expression which is in-built in most of our children, it comes naturally to them. So by using this mode of expression our children can:-

  1. Give their message to the world/people around.
  2. They express their feelings of happiness, sadness, anger, anxiety, shock, grief etc
  3. They can frame their affirmations- like framing an affirmation to be healthy, or to be happy, or build confidence, to be self aware.
  4. They can create a lot of awareness through their creatives and art.
  5. They can showcase their talent.
  6. This initiative could lead them to independence, recognition and employment opportunities by creating a platform having a worldwide audience.

So, all the best to one and all!!

CreativeSaathi associates

Specialsaathi is thrilled to welcome 4 CreativeSaathi associates on board. They are young, energetic, full of unique ideas, renowned artists, professionally inclined towards Arts. We are extremely proud of each one of them.

1. Ansh Batra, 15 years, Gurgaon

2. Vinayak Raj, 12 years, Greater Noida

3. Morpheus Nag, 15 years, Chandigarh

4. Kabir Vernal, 11 years, Hyderabad

We will be associating their creative work on our website. We will also act as an unique platform to showcase their talent and expertise.

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Winners of the SpecialSaathi Art competition 14th November 2022

Winners of category I
Age group- 6 to 12 years

First position- Lavanya Iyer, 9years, Gurgaon, Radha Krishna

1st position – Lavanya Iyer, 9years, Gurgaon. Painting – Radha Krishna

Feed back by jaya Mulraj– she has tried to put many things in it, its very innovative and original.

Feedback by Monika Saroch– I like the originality of the work. It is pure, innocent and depicts emotions beautifully.

First position- Manasi Deverkonda, 9years, Gurgaon, Time flies

1st position-:Maanasvi Deverkonda, 9 years Gurgaon. Painting- Time flies.

Feed back by Monika saroch – Lovely texture and effects. Neatly done. Theme is executed beautifully
Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– Its clean and quite unique painting.

Second position- Kabir Vernal, 11years, Hyderabad, Lollipop forest

2nd position– Kabir Vernal. 11 years, Hyderabad, Painting- Lollipop forest

Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– very clean and use of vibrant colors.
Feedback by Monika Saroch – nice and clean

Third position- Vishishtha Parashar, 6 years

3rd position– Vishishtha Parashar, 6 years 10 months, Delhi. Painting- Abstract art

Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– nice balance of colours
Feedback by Monika Saroch– Lovely colours; there is harmony and balance in the painting

Third position- Prajakta Dey, 12 years

3rd position– Prajakta Dey
12 years, Mysore

Feedback by Monika Saroch– nice effort
Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– Neat and clean painting with glitter

Winners of Category II
Age group 12+ to 18 years

1st position– Morpheus Nag
Age 15, Chandigarh

Feedback by Monika Saroch– The drawing skills are excellent, it’s a masterpiece.
Feedback by Jaya Mulraj-
Mind blowing painting

Second position- Dhrov Tikoo, 14 years

2nd position– Dhrov Tikoo
14 years, Delhi

Feedback by Monika Saroch– mature work, beautifully done.
Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– Nice artwork

Second position- Nikhil Thotam, 15 years

2nd position– Nikhil Thotam
15 years, New Jersey, USA. Painting- Abstract flaming.

Feedback by Monika Saroch– Harmony of the colours makes it striking
Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– Beautiful color combination with beautiful picture.

Third position- Shikhar Asthana, 15 years

3rd position: Shikhar Asthana, 15 years Noida.

Feedback by Monika Saroch– its a lovely work.
Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– Good effort.

Third position- Shubh Pathak, 14 years

3rd position: Shubh Pathak, 14 years, Greater Noida
Feedback by Monika Saroch– Lovely work
Feedback by Jaya Mulraj– Nice, shiny work with good finishing.

Feedback from the coordinators for all the participants

Congratulations to all the budding artists for putting efforts in participating.
None of them is less than a masterpiece for me, I wish you all love and blessings ❤️ Anshul Batra

Kudos to all the kids for creating beautiful and mature artwork! Love the way parents shared their child’s work and connected with us. Lots of love and blessings. Shilpi Mayank Awasthi

Congratulations all the winners!! The winning entries will be featured in the specialsaathi annual calendar 2023. It will be out in January 2023.

There will be an online Art exhibition tomorrow on our website which will feature all the wonderful artworks sent by our budding artists during the competition.

parentsaathi Story

30th Floor! 30th Floor!

Biscayne Bay Marriott, June 26 -27, 2007

I have been fascinated by tall buildings for a long time. Thank you Dhairya Pal for your creative representation that conveys my fascination for tall buildings.

One day, I went to the Biscayne Bay Marriott. I was really wanting a high floor. When we got a room on the 30th floor, I was very excited. We dashed up the elevator. Then I slid the plastic card key into the slot. I opened the door and rushed into the room. I relaxed in the room and went to sleep.

I woke up in a good mood. I had been looking forward to this day for three weeks. Suddenly, I heard my dad exclaim that we had lost power. Then I freaked out. I wondered how we would get down from such a high floor. The 30th floor did not seem so wonderful anymore.

My mom said it was ok. We can take breaks and then walk down slowly if the power did not come back. But I insisted that we had to use the elevator. Then she reassured me that we had enough food so we can wait. But I was not happy with that option and continued to be upset about the situation.

Finally, we got the power back. We packed our bags and went down the elevator. In August, we went to a hotel in Chicago. I would still have liked to go to the 20th floor. But my dad reminded me of Biscayne Bay and said that the maximum we could go was the 12th floor!

Bawling in Biscayne Bay

While the Biscayne Bay experience did not work as expected, it gave us a fun play. We have enacted Bawling in Biscayne Bay many times over the years. Of course, I did not actually bawl. I was only upset. But we were creating a series of stories including Anxious in Atlanta, Growling in Grandpa’s House. Meltdowns in Minneapolis, Tantrums at Twilight, and Wailing in Washington. So we called it Bawling in Biscayne Bay.

My mom and I used to enact this scenario many times. My mom would enact Ananth. She would flail her arms and ask to go to the highest floor in an excited voice. I would enact the hotel receptionist in that story and say that the 30th floor was available. Then, Ananth (played by mom) would get even more excited and exclaim “Let us go” in an excited voice. I also would enact my dad noticing the power cut. Then Ananth would start bawling. Then Mom also acted mom and reassured Ananth there was food so we could wait in the room.

Prestige Lakeside, February 2021

While I no longer insist on staying on the 30th floor, my interest in tall buildings continue. So I was very excited to learn that my mama and mami were buying a home in Prestige Lakeside Habitat. I was even more excited to learn that some towers had 30 floors.

Prestige Lakeside Habitat is an unusual complex. It has a mix of 24 tall towers and 271 huge villas. It has a variety from one bedroom apartments to 4 bedroom villas. The towers in Prestige Lakeside Habitat vary between 19 and 30 floors. They divide the towers and villas into parcels. I was very surprised that this complex had a mix of tall towers and big villas. I have never seen any complex with a mix of tall towers and big villas. Ten of the towers in Prestige Lakeside Habitat have 30 floors.

I am fascinated by apartment complexes and study them with great interest. I go to the website and find out all about the apartments in Prestige Lakeside Habitat. I am now so interested in tall buildings that my mama and mami take me around the towers. My mama and mami also have become interested in walking around the towers.

Explorations: My Journey to Blogging

  1. Ackerman A. 2016. The Urban Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to City Spaces. JADD Publishing

My writing teacher Ms. Idania Cater, suggested this book. I have not used it for more than two years. Now, it is time to use it for writing my blog!

  1. I am using Obsidian ( to record my thoughts daily. I build my blog post gradually during the week.
  2. Theater and writing: Since I had the opportunity to participate in RASA Day 2022 (, my mother and I talked about theater and the role of setting and props. Now, I can see why the Urban Setting Thesaurus suggested by my teacher is important. Writers must paint a vivid picture of the setting with words!

Ananth Raghunandan