Pandemics, climate change, and instabilities are creating chaos today. We at Congregation of Hope offer lifestyle courses towards improving awareness, building confidence and raising hope for a new world. Interested in offering a course on our platform?

We would love to host any course designed by you that fits within our broad vision. Send us your course idea at congregationofhope@gmail.com. Check out our terms & conditions here.

Current Courses

L101: Writing in English for Non-Native English Speakers
Writing in English for Non-Native English Speakers
Writing in English for Non-native English Speakers
✒️

Launching on 10th August 2020

  • Part I: Know your basics
  • Part II: Know your grammar
  • Part III: Know your punctuation
  • Part IV: Writing your First Draft
  • Part V: Level up your Game
  • Part VI: Using Language Tools Online
  • Part VII: Common Mistakes in Technical Writing
  • Part VIII: The End-Focus Technique
  • Part IX: Structure and Style
  • Part X: Plagiarism and Paraphrasing

USD 20 10 | EUR 17 8.5 | INR 1400 700
(Inaugural discount of 50%)

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Raamesh Gowri Raghavan

CEO, Congregation of Hope


🍛 C101 Healthy Indian Cooking

Experience the many benefits of Indian Spices with these easy lessons on healthy Indian cooking.

  • Module I: Dal with Herbs and Spices
  • Module II: Gravy-Based Curries
  • Module III: Dry Curries
  • Module IV: Indian breads
  • Module V: Rice Dishes
  • Module VI: Chutneys
  • Module VII: Indian Beverages
  • Module VIII: Spicy Indian Snacks
  • Module IX: Low Calorie Desserts

USD 40 20 | EUR 34 17 | INR 3200 1600
(Inaugural discount of 50%)

Mamta Shukla
Mamta Shukla

Vice President of Supplements and Food, IonCure Tech Pvt Ltd

Shruti Awasthi
Shruti Awasthi

Vice President of Phyto–Formulations at Ioncure Tech Pvt Ltd

🎤 M101 Sing better in 10 steps!

Easy singing techniques from a professional Indian Classical musician – Starts September 10th!

  • Module 1 – Breathing exercises to improve your lung power; the fuel energy for singing.
  • Module 2 – What is being in key? Understanding sharps and flats.
  • Module 3 – Finding your right key.
  • Module 4 – Exercises to improve being in basic key using the basic Sa-Pa-Sa technique.
  • Module 5 – First step to expanding singing; the 7 basic notes in music and exercises in singing them.
  • Module 6 – Komal and Tivra notes in Indian Classical music: how they can help your singing become more nuanced.
  • Module 7 – Exercises in singing all 12 notes using the 10 Thaats or parent scales – Part 1
  • Module 8 – Exercises in singing all 12 notes using the 10 Thaats or parent scales – Part 2
  • Module 9 – Understanding Rhythm and what is being in Rhythm.
  • Module 10 – Exercises for being in Rhythm using some basic Indian Classical Taals.
  • Bonus module! – Some tricks to sing your favorite song better than you ever have!

Videos will be sent once a week over ten weeks.

Each module will have an assignment.

Assignments to be submitted via email to congregationofhope@gmail.com

USD 66 33 | EUR 56 28 | INR 5000 2500
(Inaugural discount of 50%)

Nithya Rajendran
Nithya Rajendran

Indian Classical Music vocalist (Hindustani and Carnatic) with over 35 years experience.
Founder- Music Vruksh

❓ P101 Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is required to sift through fact from propaganda and misinformation and develop an informed opinion.

Critical Thinking

  • Module 1 – Origins of identity.
  • Module 2 – Earliest forms of expression.
  • Module 3 – Differentiating between fact and fiction.
  • Module 4 – Verifying information in an age of misinformation and disinformation.
  • Module 5 – Does critical thinking offer any value addition?
  • Module 6 – Do’s and don’ts

USD 20 10 | EUR 17 8.5 | INR 1400 700
(Inaugural discount of 50%)

Pravin Subramanian
Pravin Subramanian

🎨 A301: Lessons from Indian Art History: The Development and Aftermath of the Kalighat Pat
Kalighat Pat
  • Module 1: Introduction (Folk art in the Indian subcontinent)
  • Module 2: 19th Century Calcutta and its contexts
  • Module 3: European painters in Calcutta in the 19th century
  • Module 4: Classical traditions and workshops of the court painters of the Indian subcontinent
  • Module 5: Patachitra of rural Bengal
  • Module 6: The emergence of the Kalighat pat
  • Module 7: Form and content- from Gods to scandals in simple lines
  • Module 8: Competition: the rise and fall of the woodcut printmakers of Battala
  • Module 9: The decline of the Kalighat pat and the emergence of new traditions
  • Module 10: Impact of the Kalighat Pat in Jamini Ray, Sunayani Devi, Qamrul Hasan, and Fernand Léger to the contemporary Kalighat pat painters.
Soumyadeep Roy
Soumyadeep Roy
🎨 A101: Traditional Indian Art Forms
Traditional Indian Art Forms
  • Module 1: Warli Art
  • Module 2: Madhubani Art
  • Module 3: Gond Art
  • Module 4: Pichwai Art
  • Module 5: Kalamkaari

USD 20 10 | EUR 17 8.5 | INR 1400 700
(Inaugural discount of 50%)

Neerajj Mittra

🧘🏽‍♀️ W101 Yoga for General Well-Being

Yoga has long been recognized as a way to discipline the mind and body and enhance one’s quality of life.

Yoga for General Well-being

Lesson Modules (TBD)

USD 40 20 | EUR 34 17 | INR 2800 1400
(Inaugural discount of 50%)

Kanika Varma
Kanika Varma

Yoga Alliance International Certified yoga instructor.

💅🏻 C102 American Culture of Nail Art

Nail Art

Lesson Modules (TBD)

Michelle Marino
👏🏽 C103 Indian Mehndi Art

Mehndi or Henna is an art often used in Indian Weddings.

Indian Mehendi Art

Modules TBD.

USD 20 10 | EUR 17 8.5 | INR 1400 700
(Inaugural discount of 50%)

Mehreen Mirza

Henna Artist and Teacher

Upcoming Courses

👩🏽‍⚕️ I101: Immunology Basics for COVID-19
Immunology Basics for Everybody

  1. Why do you fall sick? – Pathogens – bacteria, viruses, worms
  2. Why are you not sick all the time? Body’s defense mechanism – Immune system
  3. Types of defenses – innate and adaptive
  4. Shoring up your immunity
  5. Herbal solutions for enhancing immunity
  6. Lifestyle diseases reduce immunity (BP, heart disease, diabetes, obesity)

USD 20 10 | EUR 17 8.5 | INR 1400 700
(Inaugural discount of 50%)

Course Instructors

Tejas M Gupte, Ph.D | Luisa Scott, Ph.D | Dr. Sharath Krishnaswamy | Dr. Dipasri Konar | Dr. Jeru Samuel

🦠 V101: Understanding COVID-19
  1. Pandemics in history – Black plague, Spanish flu, COVID-19: stats and global effects, reasons for the spread,
  2. What is the difference between the terms ‘corona’, ‘coronavirus’, and ‘COVID-19’?
  3. Why is COVID-19 proving to be lethal? Why are most people who get infected not even getting hospitalized?
  4. How can we control the spread of the disease?
  5. What are the medicines against this disease? How do they work?
  6. What will the eventual outcome of this pandemic?
  7. Will a vaccine be developed? Will it be useful?
  8. What should we worry about next?

USD 20 10 | EUR 17 8.5 | INR 1400 700
(Inaugural discount of 50%)

Course instructors

Tejas M Gupte, Ph.D | Luisa Scott, Ph.D | Sukant Khurana, Ph.D | Dr. Dipasri Konar | Dr. Le Phuong Nguyen

🌿 H101: Herbs Against Infections
  • Module I: What is Disease and how it is different from symptoms?
  • Module II: Basics of immune system
  • Module III: Role of nutrition in immunity
  • Module IV: How to boost immunity
  • Module V: Principles of Traditional Medicine
  • Module VI: Foods for boosting immunity
  • Module VII: Traditional herbs validated by modern methods
  • Module VIII: Traditional herbs not validated yet
  • Module IX: How to make your brew
  • Module X: Caveats

USD 40 20 | EUR 34 17 | INR 3200 1600
(Inaugural discount of 50%)

Course Instructors

Sukant Khurana, PhD | Luisa Scott, PhD | Shruti Awasthi, PhD | Tejas M Gupte, PhD | Jeru Samuel, PhD | Dr. Dipasri Konar

Interested in offering a course on our platform?

We would love to host any course designed by you that fits within our broad vision. You can create and market a course in a few easy steps here:

Think of a subject you are a master in – dance, craft, languages, management, anything…


Decide what the important parts of your field are, which need to be taught. Accordingly divide your course into lessons. Let each lesson be around 15-20 minutes long.


Record 15-20 minute videos of every lesson, either as audio or video. Explain the subject carefully, with examples and as crisply as possible. Long, winding lectures bore the listener.


Support your lessons with with PPTs, PDF handouts, external videos and assignments. Use these to give additional information and examples, homework and practice.


Decide whether you want to give a test to your students at the end of the course. It may be automated, or a written assignment that you may personally correct. You may choose to give no assessments at the end of the course.


If you are offering no assessments, a certificate of participation will be given to those who take the course. If you give an assessment, a certificate of proficiency willbe given.


Decide on a price for your course. Think of the labour that you put in, the worth of the course to those who take it and the value of similar courses on the internet.


Transfer the course material to use. We will host it, set up the web interface, payment gateway and payment transfers to you.


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