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Reviving the lost saga of storytelling- dtNext
August 11, 2016

Award-winning storyteller Geeta Ramanujam, who was in the city to open a Kathalaya centre, says stories encourage individuals, particularly children, to doubt, examine, and question the society they live in. Geeta Ramanujam narrating a story at a recent workshop Chennai: Veteran storyteller Geeta Ramanujam grew up listening to stories. While her mother told native tales […]

22 Extraordinary Education Innovators
June 19, 2015

Geeta Ramanujam is founder-director of the Bangalore-based Kathalaya Trust and the Academy of Storytelling. An economics, education and library science alumna of Madras University with over two decades of classroom experience in some of the country’s top-ranked schools (Aurobindo Memorial, The Valley School, Bangalore), Ramanujam promoted Kathalaya in 1998 to enable teachers and students to […]

The stories continue : The Hindu
June 18, 2015

Once upon a time, not so long ago, Geeta Ramanujam was a social studies teacher at The Valley School, Bangalore. Fascinated by stories, Geeta turned her classes into inter-disciplinary sessions. History was not taught simply by dates, names, and battles. They became adventure tales with a lot of excitement thrown in. Geeta’s classes were a […]

In the news

Keeping in view the importance of storytelling in teaching language and social sciences, a one-day workshop on storytelling as a teaching method is being organized at Adyar in Chennai. According to the resource person of the workshop, Lavanya Srinivas, the sessions during the workshop will emphasize the use of storytelling in the teaching and learning […]

Escaping into a world of stories : Deccan Herald
April 29, 2015

The existent belief that storytelling is meant only for children is slowly changing as it is being used as a way to expand one’s horizon, especially amongst adults. Adults are now leaning towards storytelling to discover themselves, reconnect with their inner self and even interact with people. Oral narration, which is known to change people […]

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Reviving the traditional art of storytelling : The Hindu
April 20, 2015

Children in Tirupur take part in two-day activity based event For the 67 children aged below 14 years, participation in ‘Story circle’ – an activity-based storytelling event held in Tirupur recently—made them travel the journey of storytelling beyond the ‘Once upon a time… and A long time ago…’ tag and understand its inherent benefits. The […]

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Once upon a time… : Deccan Herald
March 27, 2015

‘Saali Ka doola, Manchi ka boola!’ croons a storyteller as she waves a magical wand over the audience listening in rapt attention. The song is a magical song of wishes and the event is the ‘World Storytelling Day’ celebrations held at Kathalaya-The House of Stories recently. The audience comprising the young, the very young and […]

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The storytelling tale : Life Positive
March 2, 2015

Storytelling has always been one of the most powerful and delectable ways to convey the truths of life. Though modern times reduced its popularity, it is making a roaring comeback, says Punya Srivastava Once upon a time…” Can one ever tire of hearing that phrase, resonant with the promise of immersion in some magical and […]

The happy storyteller : The Hindu
February 9, 2015

Geeta Ramanujam enchanted both six and sixty-year-olds with her tales An ear splitting wail tears through the room. Children cover their ears. An ugly and unhappy demon has just caught sight of his reflection in the mirror. And, he is aghast. His blood stops flowing and heart stops beating! Geeta Ramanujam, dressed in a red […]

A carnival for kids to open this weekend : The Indian Express
January 30, 2015

Back in 80’s and 90’s, kids preferred spending time with friends to gadgets, pestered their grandparents for stories, and knew better outdoor games than kids today. Cut to 2014, kids are glued to technology and have forgotten the art of having fun with creative games. Besides, their parents find it difficult to spend quality time with […]