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A journey back through 2017

What a precursor to our 20th year! As a curtain raiser for the big one, 2017  left nothing to be desired. In addition to our regular courses and performances, we also spread our wings in many ways.

Performances all the way

We reached out to children and adults with our stories at home and beyond.

  • Storytelling performances  -  Jaipur(Seva School), Bangalore (PEP School), Bhopal(Iconic School ), SuratCoimbatore(Vidhya Niketan Schools), Gurgoan, PINK Festival ,Penang, Pune(Gyan Adab-Celebrating Literature ), JINDAL NATURE CURE
  • 18 successful months of KathaSangama storytelling club for children
  • Special Storytelling performance for adults at Delhi Saket and Pune
  • Special workshops and performances at East Tennesse University, East Tennesse school, Brain centre and the International Storytelling centre, USA.

Expansion and reaching out

In keeping with its philosophy of expanding the reach of storytelling, Kathalaya saw its seeds dispersed and take roots across the globe.

  • Sthala Story Space, (ShreeVidya and Aparna), Bangalore
  • Kathalaya storyspace, (Nandashree), Banagalore
  • Kathalaya storyspace, (Shalini Kalre), Gurgaon
  • Kathalaya storyspace, (Kinali Shah), Ahmadabad
  • The Train the trainers course in Kathalaya Academy Bangalore

News and Views

  • Interview by Radio FM Surat.
  • Coverage in Deccan Herald,  Mysore by Sujatha Rajpal

Festivals and more

  • Dubai Storytelling Festival
  •  Chennai Storytelling Festival
  •  PINKS Festival –Penang
  •  BEST Festival,Bangalore
  •  Bahia-Northern Brazil

Training- Spreading the knowledge

  • 12 Beginner's courses reaching 180 storytellers
  • 4 Diploma certification courses with 38 partcipants
  • Training  sessions at Mayo Collge Ajmer, Jaipur, Valley School, VOICES- COURSE AT Azim Premji University, I Play I Learn, GMR Foundation, Presidency Schools-RT Nagar & Bilikahalli, Scholastics - Gurgoan, NPS – Chikkabanvara, DPS-Pune, NIVE ,Bangalore, BeST Festival
    Parents workshop on Storytelling

The Other Highlights

  • Speaker at All India CBSE conference-Madurai
  •  Maharani’s College Panel Discussion And Workshop - Bangalore
  •  Talk at People‘s Academy,Bangalore
  • Speaker at Toast masters club-Mysore
  •  Speaker at GE Global Operations Cardianal Club-Chennai
  •  Talk at IMF -Koramangala
  •  Talk on reading habits for Samsung Employees
  •  Educational Talk Session organized by Brain feed magazine
  •  Talk at Soul veda-Online Spritual magazine
  •  Book Launch of Eeee here’s my story at Odyssey, Chennai
  •  Book launch of Eeee at Atta Galatta Bangalore
  •  Chief Guest For School At Ranipet By Geeta Subramaniam
  •  Visits by the Ministry of Culture Ylva- Lotta and BIBI

Beginner's courses12180
Diploma courses438
Children's performances102035
Specialty workshops337

We wish to thank our core team members, volunteers, academy participants, The festival organisers and hosts abroad at Penang, Brazil , Istanbul , Media , Schools, Corporate who invited us, Book stores,  Activity centres, Parents , Members of Kathasangama, Story Space centre heads in India and abroad, workshop facilitators and academy course facilitators. 

We would like to specially thank Deivanayaki, Smitha Jacob, Shalini, Chermanna, Kalpana, Meera, Shilpa, Krishna, Shobha, Parvathy, Jyothi Rao, Savitha, Lakshmi , Geetha Subramanian, Gayathri Kannan, Varalakshmi, Lata Satagopan, Manjusha ,Anagha  for their timely support help for our ongoing programs. 

Thank you