Indian Storytelling Network
Storytellers (and other Story Experts)
1) Rituparna Ghosh.
2) Seema Wahi
†††† 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 Storytellersí 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
Mobile:† 98106 02108
Facebook page of Your Story Bag
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.
Mobile:† 98182 12932
Facebook page of Seema Wahi Mukherjee†