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Te a m K a t h a l a y a thanks you for being a part of our 20 years journey in Storytelling

Kathalaya in the news ➢ Silver Talkies-Online magazine ➢ Women’s day special Interview- Asia Net, Bangalore

Flowing with my thoughts - Geeta Ramanujam March 21st was World Storytelling Day and I had the opportunity to present Tenalirama’s story on “The three Listening Dolls” at Greece. Greece has beautiful museums and old houses which are now offered for performances and exhibitions. The next day I also had a performance at the “Museum of folk art” .The museum was nestled in a beautiful and natural surroundings in Athens. It was nostalgic for me to be performing at Greece since it was like revisiting the legendry characters from the Greek myths- Athena, Zeus, Poseidon and Spartacus. I had the opportunity to stay on the Hippocrates street behind the Acropolis. My hour long storytelling performance was at the “Aggeliki Chatzimichli’s folk art and traditional museum founded in 1980. It was the house of Aggeliki and her family since 1924 and the first Greek folklore museum founded by her. Aggeliki dedicated her life in long term field researches wishing to support the power and the value of traditional folk culture, and also in material life of people who lived in Greece. It was interesting to just watch the gestures and sounds of people narrating both in Greek and Turkish in Istanbul. The Workshop helped me to learn about people on the other side of the globe and to understand their patience specially in the Trade markets and areas surrounding business centres. Every experience is learning about new life, new cultures and yet basically being the same when it involves emotions. As I climbed the Acropolis I remembered our own celebration of 20 years this year. How should we celebrate the 100 batches of the alumni and so on... Will revert to you all soon about our story celebrations...... Contact:


The journey so far – January to March 2018

Geeta Ramanujam wins the Heroes of Bengaluru award in the Art and Culture category

Special Storytelling performance by Geeta at The Athens Storytelling Festival at the Museum of Folk Art and Tradition, Athens.

New Kathalaya story space in Guwahati and Tirupur

Other Highlights

 Training program for teachers in DPS Takshila schools, (Ludhiana, Pune, Coimbatore and Patna)  Workshop for the teachers of Tamanna school for specially abled, Bellary by Meera and Manjusha our Trainers at the Academy.  Training in Storytelling –A Workshop for the senior managers of Robert Bosch, Bangalore .  Story performances for children at The Hindu literature festival, Chennai, The Chennai Story telling festival and The Gurgoan Children Literature festival  Geeta Ramanujam’s talk on “The Power of Storytelling as a conceptual tool in Education" for 130 Chrysalis School Pre-primary Teachers Bangalore.  Story performances for children at Inventure Academy Bangalore, PSBB Bangalore, Kahaani Ghar Patna, Klay school (Hennur, Jayanagar, Hebbal and Chennai)  Shadow puppetry by Poornima Prahalad and team and Story Marathon at KathaSangama at Kathalaya.

Newsletter from Kathalaya

Programs- April to June 2018

13th -15th April - 94th Beginners course at Kathalaya Bangalore 17th-20th April - Diploma course at Kathalaya Bangalore 27th April - Talk on Storytelling at Dale Carnegie of India Annual conference, Mumbai 2nd & 3rd May - Workshop for Levis Training team Koramangala 4th,5th & 6th May - 95th April Beginners course @Pune

25th,26th&27th May - 96th Beginners course @ Tirupur

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