RISE September 2021


In this month’s edition of the newsletter, we’ll be taking  you through a journey of the happenings at Rhapsody.  Enjoy!


A Curated Talk Series on Creative Intelligence

Episode – 1

Dr. Vish Krishnan

Jacobs Family Chair in Management and Engineering Leadership
Professor of Innovation, Technology & Operations at University of California San Diego. Laboratory for Innovation Science, Harvard University

Free registrations for grade 8th to 12th Students
Date: 19th September 2021, at 10:30 AM    Day: Sunday

* All Students will receive participation certificates.
* Schools with maximum participation for the series will receive special recognition

Spotlight – Dr. Kiran Bedi

We wish to thank you for your participation in the inaugural session of the Spotlight Series by Dr. Kiran Bedi.

If you missed the session of Dr. Kiran Bedi, you can watch the recording of it using the below link

Dr. Somya Swaminathan

Rhapsody has planned for more sessions with eminent speakers in the following months. The next session will be on October 2nd, 2021 at 11:00 AM by Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Director-general of the Council of Medical Research, India.


Shadjam is an online session specially curated for educators to upskill themselves in the realm of music and its link to the school curriculum. Guided by Dr. Sudha Raja, the session will take you through key concepts in music.

Date: 30th September 2021,Thursday  Time: 04:30pm

Independence Day Contest -The Cocoon’s Kutcheri Winners are

  1. Shravanthi Harish from Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School, Adyar has won Rs. 5000/-
  2. Thripurasundari from Vanavani Matric. Higher Secondary School, IIT Campus has won Rs. 3000/-
  3. Maya Prem from Home school has won Rs. 2000/-
  4. Mirthika from Prasiddhi Vidyodaya, Dindigul has won a special mention for Rs. 500/-

Our founder has spoken about the importance of creative intelligence – and why peer-peer learning, the importance of STEAM (Arts + STEM), and cognitive creativity all have important homes in the school environment

Further, the Masterclass stresses important skills that 21st century higher education needs, and the trends in careers for today’s students.

Live interaction with Sishya School, Hosur by 
Smt. Shweta Prachande

As a part of learning through art forms, the session was an insight to see the world through the lens of art. The thought to look into art forms more seriously has been instilled to enhance their learning experience.

Smt.Shweta Prachande is a Bharatanatyam dancer and disciple of Smt. Priyadarsini Govind.  She has committed to building a holistic understanding of the arts.  Shwetha is the recipient of numerous awards including the National Balashree honour by H.E. President of India late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.  She has been volunteering for the COVID artists fund initiated by Sumanasa Foundation.