What we're about

"LICH" refers to a creature in popular fantasy fiction...a great magician or a great king of high intellect-who succeeded in defying death and achieving immortality... The idea for this group started as a book club...a place to share and discuss books and mingle with like minded book lovers...a place to act as a catalyst to rekindle the dying passion to read...and a place to attract and encourage others to cultivate the habit of reading...which should not be limited, but encompass all forms of literature...and not just reading but narrating, writing etc... On more thought felt the need to exercise and invigorate the intellect of today's individual who is caught up in the rut of all work and no play(for the mind) and the distractions all around dulling the mind...through various activities like puzzles, crosswords, games etc... Not limiting to the above two, further felt it essential to develop our culture in all forms...from philosophy to art...from science to lifestyle...and all forms of knowledge, learning and creativity... And hence the group to help each one of us become a "LICH" and a part of the Immortals of the Past Present and the Future

Upcoming events (4+)

(CCES)Certificate Course in Eco Sensitivity : Level-1 of CEED

Online event

₹6,000.00

Exploring Ecological Design is a long distance Nature mentorship program. It is a 13 months immersive learning experience - a journey on which participants hone their senses to observe and appreciate Nature better. The course will facilitate the participants in building their inquisitive aptitude towards Nature and encompassing relationships, and improve their understanding of the grand ecological design.

The course is split into 3 levels (3 sub-courses):
Level-1:Tune into Nature (10 Live sessions spread over nearly 3 months, Online)Certificate Course in Eco Sensitivity

Level-2:Exploring Relationships (5 months, Online)Certificate Course in Eco Relationships

Level-3:Deeper Connections (5 months, Online with an in-person Outdoor Experiential Camp)
Enrolment in all the 3 levels is not mandatory, however, the courses can only be taken in the order mentioned. Completion of all the 3 levels earns you a Certificate of completion for the course -Exploring Ecological Design.

The program has been carefully designed to help you be aware, understand, appreciate and constantly engage to help you rebuild your deeper connection with nature. Through the period of little over a year, we inspire you to open up your senses, explore and dive deeper through:
Observational and Journaling activities,
Questioning,
Knowledge sharing sessions,
Interactive discussions,
Presentations &
Shared experiences.

Level-1:
The course is for anyone who wishes to understand and get close to nature. All that is needed is the interest in nature and outdoors, and the readiness to go that extra mile to quench your curiosity.

Intended learning outcomes:
Basic knowledge of different aspects of flora and fauna
Tuning your senses to Nature
Developing observational skills
Introduction to Nature journaling

Stories:
The Aviators:A look at our feathered friends
Not so creepy:Glimpses of the world of invertebrates & insects
Water World:Exploring aquatic life
Slither away:Into the world of reptiles
Best of both the worlds:The amphibians
Hair & Care:With the mammals
Through the magnifying glass:Fungi, algae & more
Forest 'not' Gump!:About plants and trees
The Super Set:Biodiversity - the living and non-living connection

Method:
Classroom Sessions & Assignments
Reflection & Research
3-4hours/week.
10 Live Online sessions
Fridays, 6-8 AM IST
First batch Jan 8th,[masked] per batch
Age: 15+

Mr. Keku
Director, LifeUpNext
Nature & wildlife, adventure & survival, conservation & sustainability enthusiast
My stint with Nature is 40 years long. From trips to the forest with my father, to exploratory treks, conservation activities, volunteer work & census programs at various wildlife reserves across the country, I have been connected with Nature all my life. I worked extensively for vulture conservation & research at the Panna Tiger Reserve. I conduct workshops for children, adults & organisations on various topics like nature & biodiversity, essential skills, sustainability & self enrichment. Outdoors is what I call "Home".
Why this course?
To rekindle awareness, sensitivity and understanding towards Nature and all life forms, that we humans lost in the process of trying to reach the pinnacle of our potential.

Mr. Jatin
Founder & Director, Wander Gupt
Outdoor Experiential Educator
I am a Comp. Sc. engineer from BITS and a former Business Analyst, who quit his job to pursue a career in the Outdoors. A solo trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp, a 3700kms biking trip to Himalayas lasting 81 days and several other exploratory treks that I led speak of my love for nature and the outdoors. I have been working with students and Corporates on Outdoor based learning programs on various values like empathy, compassion, team building, leadership, communication, etc. My vision is to connect people to Outdoors in unforeseen ways, beyond just travel and tourism.
Why this course?
To understand and appreciate the interconnectedness of all living beings and to marvel at the grand ecological design.

(CCES)Certificate Course in Eco Sensitivity : Level-1 of CEED

Online event

₹6,000.00

Exploring Ecological Design is a long distance Nature mentorship program. It is a 13 months immersive learning experience - a journey on which participants hone their senses to observe and appreciate Nature better. The course will facilitate the participants in building their inquisitive aptitude towards Nature and encompassing relationships, and improve their understanding of the grand ecological design.

The course is split into 3 levels (3 sub-courses):
Level-1:Tune into Nature (10 Live sessions spread over nearly 3 months, Online)Certificate Course in Eco Sensitivity

Level-2:Exploring Relationships (5 months, Online)Certificate Course in Eco Relationships

Level-3:Deeper Connections (5 months, Online with an in-person Outdoor Experiential Camp)
Enrolment in all the 3 levels is not mandatory, however, the courses can only be taken in the order mentioned. Completion of all the 3 levels earns you a Certificate of completion for the course -Exploring Ecological Design.

The program has been carefully designed to help you be aware, understand, appreciate and constantly engage to help you rebuild your deeper connection with nature. Through the period of little over a year, we inspire you to open up your senses, explore and dive deeper through:
Observational and Journaling activities,
Questioning,
Knowledge sharing sessions,
Interactive discussions,
Presentations &
Shared experiences.

Level-1:
The course is for anyone who wishes to understand and get close to nature. All that is needed is the interest in nature and outdoors, and the readiness to go that extra mile to quench your curiosity.

Intended learning outcomes:
Basic knowledge of different aspects of flora and fauna
Tuning your senses to Nature
Developing observational skills
Introduction to Nature journaling

Stories:
The Aviators:A look at our feathered friends
Not so creepy:Glimpses of the world of invertebrates & insects
Water World:Exploring aquatic life
Slither away:Into the world of reptiles
Best of both the worlds:The amphibians
Hair & Care:With the mammals
Through the magnifying glass:Fungi, algae & more
Forest 'not' Gump!:About plants and trees
The Super Set:Biodiversity - the living and non-living connection

Method:
Classroom Sessions & Assignments
Reflection & Research
3-4hours/week.
10 Live Online sessions
Fridays, 6-8 AM IST
First batch Jan 8th,[masked] per batch
Age: 15+

Mr. Keku
Director, LifeUpNext
Nature & wildlife, adventure & survival, conservation & sustainability enthusiast
My stint with Nature is 40 years long. From trips to the forest with my father, to exploratory treks, conservation activities, volunteer work & census programs at various wildlife reserves across the country, I have been connected with Nature all my life. I worked extensively for vulture conservation & research at the Panna Tiger Reserve. I conduct workshops for children, adults & organisations on various topics like nature & biodiversity, essential skills, sustainability & self enrichment. Outdoors is what I call "Home".
Why this course?
To rekindle awareness, sensitivity and understanding towards Nature and all life forms, that we humans lost in the process of trying to reach the pinnacle of our potential.

Mr. Jatin
Founder & Director, Wander Gupt
Outdoor Experiential Educator
I am a Comp. Sc. engineer from BITS and a former Business Analyst, who quit his job to pursue a career in the Outdoors. A solo trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp, a 3700kms biking trip to Himalayas lasting 81 days and several other exploratory treks that I led speak of my love for nature and the outdoors. I have been working with students and Corporates on Outdoor based learning programs on various values like empathy, compassion, team building, leadership, communication, etc. My vision is to connect people to Outdoors in unforeseen ways, beyond just travel and tourism.
Why this course?
To understand and appreciate the interconnectedness of all living beings and to marvel at the grand ecological design.

Cauldron : Potpourri : A Monthly Convergence

Online event

Dear friends,

In order to bring a regularity to our meets and to provide a platform for all our members to interact and know each other better, we will be having a meet on the First Wednesday of Every Month.

Though it happens to be a working day, we shall meet in the evening before we venture home, to rustle our literary and creative minds, which should work as a catalyst in tuning ourselves for the whole month.

Session Format:

Half Hour : Introductions

One Hour : Sharing of own creative works/excerpts/anecdotes/information/experiences/insights etc. by each individual.(Compulsory)

Half Hour : Ideate on upcoming meets.

One Hour(till one wants to leave) : Continue with discussions which might have stemmed up during the session so far, discuss anything pertaining to the mutual interest of the members present or just have fun with some puzzles/games etc.

Looking forward to see you there

Looking forward to seeing you all both online and offline...with more active participation, zeal and contributions.
Keku:)!
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(CCES)Certificate Course in Eco Sensitivity : Level-1 of CEED

Online event

₹6,000.00

Exploring Ecological Design is a long distance Nature mentorship program. It is a 13 months immersive learning experience - a journey on which participants hone their senses to observe and appreciate Nature better. The course will facilitate the participants in building their inquisitive aptitude towards Nature and encompassing relationships, and improve their understanding of the grand ecological design.

The course is split into 3 levels (3 sub-courses):
Level-1:Tune into Nature (10 Live sessions spread over nearly 3 months, Online)Certificate Course in Eco Sensitivity

Level-2:Exploring Relationships (5 months, Online)Certificate Course in Eco Relationships

Level-3:Deeper Connections (5 months, Online with an in-person Outdoor Experiential Camp)
Enrolment in all the 3 levels is not mandatory, however, the courses can only be taken in the order mentioned. Completion of all the 3 levels earns you a Certificate of completion for the course -Exploring Ecological Design.

The program has been carefully designed to help you be aware, understand, appreciate and constantly engage to help you rebuild your deeper connection with nature. Through the period of little over a year, we inspire you to open up your senses, explore and dive deeper through:
Observational and Journaling activities,
Questioning,
Knowledge sharing sessions,
Interactive discussions,
Presentations &
Shared experiences.

Level-1:
The course is for anyone who wishes to understand and get close to nature. All that is needed is the interest in nature and outdoors, and the readiness to go that extra mile to quench your curiosity.

Intended learning outcomes:
Basic knowledge of different aspects of flora and fauna
Tuning your senses to Nature
Developing observational skills
Introduction to Nature journaling

Stories:
The Aviators:A look at our feathered friends
Not so creepy:Glimpses of the world of invertebrates & insects
Water World:Exploring aquatic life
Slither away:Into the world of reptiles
Best of both the worlds:The amphibians
Hair & Care:With the mammals
Through the magnifying glass:Fungi, algae & more
Forest 'not' Gump!:About plants and trees
The Super Set:Biodiversity - the living and non-living connection

Method:
Classroom Sessions & Assignments
Reflection & Research
3-4hours/week.
10 Live Online sessions
Fridays, 6-8 AM IST
First batch Jan 8th,[masked] per batch
Age: 15+

Mr. Keku
Director, LifeUpNext
Nature & wildlife, adventure & survival, conservation & sustainability enthusiast
My stint with Nature is 40 years long. From trips to the forest with my father, to exploratory treks, conservation activities, volunteer work & census programs at various wildlife reserves across the country, I have been connected with Nature all my life. I worked extensively for vulture conservation & research at the Panna Tiger Reserve. I conduct workshops for children, adults & organisations on various topics like nature & biodiversity, essential skills, sustainability & self enrichment. Outdoors is what I call "Home".
Why this course?
To rekindle awareness, sensitivity and understanding towards Nature and all life forms, that we humans lost in the process of trying to reach the pinnacle of our potential.

Mr. Jatin
Founder & Director, Wander Gupt
Outdoor Experiential Educator
I am a Comp. Sc. engineer from BITS and a former Business Analyst, who quit his job to pursue a career in the Outdoors. A solo trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp, a 3700kms biking trip to Himalayas lasting 81 days and several other exploratory treks that I led speak of my love for nature and the outdoors. I have been working with students and Corporates on Outdoor based learning programs on various values like empathy, compassion, team building, leadership, communication, etc. My vision is to connect people to Outdoors in unforeseen ways, beyond just travel and tourism.
Why this course?
To understand and appreciate the interconnectedness of all living beings and to marvel at the grand ecological design.

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Cauldron : Potpourri : A Monthly Convergence

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