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Indian Storytelling Network

 

New Delhi

 



Storytellers (and other Story Experts)
(in alphabetical order)

 

1) Neeraj.

2) Neha.

3) Rituparna Ghosh.

4) Seema Wahi Mukherjee.

 

 

 

1

Neeraj, also known as Archarya Neeraj.

Neeraj is a motivational speaker, theater practitioner, and storyteller.  He studies and applies philosophical and spiritual traitions that reflect the dynamism in learning and in human spiritual values.  For him, teaching is learning again and again…again and again…  An award-winning facilitator, Neeraj uses the timeless techniques of mentoring, collaboration, and performance.

     Neeraj is a healer, meditation guide, and practitioner of Narrative Therapy through Transformative Storytelling.  He started learning different techniques of Self Healing at a very young age, and has constantly applied these techniques to himself.  Over the years he has become a deeply intuitive healer and teacher.

     Neeraj has been studying spiritual and yogic techniques since 1996.  During more than 20 years of learning, relearning, unlearning, sharing and teaching through Storytelling, he has mastered many alternative healing techniques which are based on the age-old Indian discipline of Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, and Pranayama.  It has been his conscious quest to work on Yogic Techniques, Subtle Yoga, Shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing”) Meditation, Tai Chi, Naturopathy, Zen, BioDanza, Butoh, Akido, Expressive Art, EFT, DOGa, and Metaphysics of the Mind, Body, and Soul that teach ways to manage and alleviate phobias and psychosomatic illnesses in natural ways.  He helps people understand subtle and essential aspects of the mind, body, and spirit connection. 

     Neeraj is the author of the meditative manual "Sapere Aude (Dare to BE Wise)".  He has been featured in various publications such as BBC-Hindi, Zee TV, Times of India, Indian Express, and News Nation.

     Neeraj works with DElotus Advaya Holistic Health Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 

     DElotus (Flowering of Innate Human Potential) is a cross-cultural platform for seekers.  DElotus offers avant-garde Expressive Art Workshops, Creative Courses, Mixed Martial Arts Training, Yogic Therapy Sessions, Spiritual and Experiential Road-trips and Expeditions, and more.

     DElotus provides participants with opportunities to share stories.  Story-gathering and sharing are therapeutic activities for all involved.  DElotus' mission includes inspiring young people to discover the power of their own voices and the Voices of the Voiceless.

Contact info:  

98201 717 66

delotusin@gmail.com

http://www.delotus.in

DElotus on Youtube

 

 

2

Neha (née Nidhi Awasthi).

Neha is the spirit behind DElotus Advaya Holistic Health Solutions Pvt. Ltd.  She spearheads the management and operations functions of DElotus. 

     Neha holds a Master’s degree in management and brings on board extensive corporate experience in Brand-Driven Storytelling.  She is a passionate and successful conceptualist, strategist, and implementer. 

     Neha is also a trained voice-over artist.  She has facilitated and performed at retreats, workshops, conferences, and special events all around India.  In addition, she is a well-received music curator, Tisane Master, specialist in the new dance movement for Physical Storytelling and Meditational Technique.  She is a healer and a thought-leader.  She is an exponent and expert in Tai Chi and sword Tai Chi, and conducts workshops in various forms of dance and music.  She has a beautiful singing voice and just completed Taittiriya Aranyaka, Parad Samhita, and its hymns so recitation of different mantras comes naturally to her for deepening yogic practices such as DMT, Tai Chi, Nada Yoga, and BioDanza.

     DElotus (Flowering of Innate Human Potential) is a cross-cultural platform for seekers.  DElotus offers avant-garde Expressive Art Workshops, Creative Courses, Mixed Martial Arts Training, Yogic Therapy Sessions, Spiritual and Experiential Road-trips and Expeditions, and more.

     DElotus provides participants with opportunities to share stories.  Story-gathering and sharing are therapeutic activities for all involved.  DElotus' mission includes inspiring young people to discover the power of their own voices and the Voices of the Voiceless.

Contact info:

98200 38390

edu@delotus.in

http://www.delotus.in

DElotus on Youtube

 


3

Rituparna Ghosh.

     With more than a decade of storytelling behind her, Rituparna Ghosh is the founder of Your Story Bag.  Always sniffing for a good story to tell, Rituparna feels her past lives as a journalist and a television producer have taught her the power of good stories.

     As a storyteller, Rituparna works with varied audiences including children, teachers, parents, professionals, entrepreneurs, and people in businesses and corporations, helping them to "Discover Expressions, Emotions, and Life through Stories."

     Rituparna believes there is a storyteller in each of us.  Children and adults need stories and storytelling skills all of their lives, to make sense of the world and give shape to their ideas.  Besides offering her own storytelling classes for children, Rituparna tells in schools, bookstores, activity centers, and festivals.

     Her flagship storytelling program, "Tickle Your Story Bones" (for educators), has been adopted in Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women,  Delhi University,  New Delhi.  Rituparna is a pre-school consultant, and has trained teachers in schools across the country.  She also conducts workshops for parents in using storytelling as a parenting tool.  In the corporate space,  Rituparna has worked on projects involving the use of storytelling for Training, Company Branding,  Change Management, Communication, and Gender Sensitization. 

     Rituparna strongly believes storytelling will be a very sought after skill in the coming years, and she is deeply committed to making storytelling a mainstream skill in India.  She is the founder of the Delhi Storytellers’ Network, a network of professional storytellers in the city. 

     Rituparna is currently attached with Shyama Prasad Mukherji College,  Delhi University, as a Faculty in Storytelling for their B.El.Ed Program.  In the past she has also taught students in Communications and Media.  Rituparna is a graduate in Literature from Lady Shri Ram College, and a post graduate in Content Creation and Management from the School of Convergence, International Management Institute (both in New Delhi).  She is also a trained Bharat Natyam dancer.

Member,  Delhi Storytellers' Network

Contact Info:

98106 02108

yourstorybag@gmail.com

Facebook page of Your Story Bag

 

 

4

Seema Wahi Mukherjee.

     Seema is a Storyteller, and an Educator who uses Storytelling in Workshops relating to Education, Experiential Learning, and Soft Skills.

     She has been a passionate advocate of Storytelling in Education for more than 10 years, designing and conducting general as well as customised Storytelling Workshops for Educators across India.  She engages School Students from preschool to Grade XII; and also children who are not attending school.

     Seema has presented a paper on "Storytelling as a Connector in Early Childhood Education", for the National Council Of Educational Research And Training, during the 2016 "National Consultation Meet on Pedagogy and Practices in Early Childhood Education".  Articles of hers relating to Storytelling and Education have appeared in numerous publications. 

     Seema is a firm believer in the power of stories to engage, enchant, awaken, heal, and empower listeners -- thus bringing about personal transformations that can lead to social change.  She is particularly interested in the healing power of stories.

      Seema leads Interactive Storytelling Sessions with people of all ages -- in metros, towns, and villages; in urban and rural settings.  She performs at libraries, learning centres for children, centres for senior citizens, NGOs, private schools, festivals, and other special events.  She employs different tools like puppets, props, paper craft, story scrolls, story cubes, story cards, and musical instruments to enhance the performances.  Her expertise regarding experiential education, and her skill as a toy designer, come in handy while planning and conducting Interactive Storytelling Performances and Workshops.

     As a consultant with Indus World School (Gurgaon), Seema conducts weekly sessions in which she integrates various academic subjects through Storytelling with the children.  She also conducts Language-expression classes with them.  The children are encouraged to express themselves through crafts, role plays, drama, and drawing -- as well as through composing, and telling and writing, their own stories.  She is also a Visiting Consultant, Facilitator, and Mentor at The Green Acres Academy, Chembur, Mumbai.

     Seema has trained Educators, College Students, Trainers in NGOs and Corporates, and Employees in the Hospitality Industry, regarding Storytelling and Soft Skills.  Rashtrapati Bhawan staff members participated in Soft Skill Workshops conducted by her under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, organised by the National Skill Development Council during 3 months in 2016.  She employed the technique of storytelling to address various issues in these Workshops.

     Seema is a graduate of the Certificate Course in Storytelling offered by Kathalaya and is pursuing the Diploma course there.  She is a Post Graduate in "Education Leadership" from Idiscoveri, a Post Graduate in "Garment Manufacturing Technology" from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (Delhi), and has earned a Masters in English Literature.  Seema is the Founder of Enchanting World (in 1997), and The Gaatha Company (in 2016).

     Consultant, Indus World School, Gurgaon.

     Visiting Consultant, The Green Acres Academy, Mumbai.

     Founder, Enchanting World.

     Founder, The Gaatha Company.

Contact info:

98182 12932

seema.wahi.mukherjee@gmail.com

Facebook page of Seema Wahi Mukherjee 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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