The Watering Can Foundation is a boutique publishing studio. We revere books and believe that a beautifully put together book is incomparable. Our titles reflect a playfulness between text and lush visuals that can be enjoyed by all ages.
Deep research guides how each story unfolds. Often, young people and individuals with compelling stories to share, co-create the books with us. Technology allows our readers access to additional audio-visual content.
“How to piece together a
story that’s the past ?
Why to piece together
such a story, you ask ?
Piece, so that
We don’t ever break.
Piece, so that
We are never broken.”
-Akanksha Damini Joshi
Film maker, Story teller
Getting to know our people, art, literature etc. can give us a sense of belonging and rootedness. How can we know where we are going, if we do not know where we come from?
It’s fascinating to recognise how our shared histories and civilizational culture shapes us. And so, our offerings draw from the limitless heritage stories of India.
Soak in the 300 year old lifestyle of people in the centre of an indigenous empire – how people lived, where they worked, what they did for fun.
Delight in stories of Cricket and India from the 1700s to 1983. Fun poetry and prose throw up facts that appeal to Indophiles and cricket buffs.
Revel in the life affirming stories of a rare role model – Pt. Firoz Dastur. As a bonus, listen to uncommon selections of his singing and interviews.
Hands-on-engagement sinks in deeper, so we design experiences for young people to sensitise them to heritage. Whenever possible, we showcase others who are equally passionate and contribute to this field.
Divya Tate captures something special in her photographs of heritage sites
Vijay Aivale and his troupe practice and perform the traditional martial art – ‘mardaani khel’
Through gift drives, our books have reached schools across the country. They can be pledged by anyone who believes that every child must have access to creative learning resources. We take on the task of packing and shipping the books.
On our heritage walk with student illustrators, one of them asked, ‘How come we know about monuments in other countries, but not about Shaniwarwada in our city?’ That reassured me that we were on the right track! What’s also inspiring is that there’s a growing village to raise this foundation. The way people who share our vision have jumped in – with time, effort, expertise, resources to make things happen, propels us to do more.
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Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Every book read opens up a mind.
Every book you buy keeps us going.
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Pashan Sus Road,
Pune – 411021