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Stories can change your life – The Hindu
December 2, 2014

Geeta Ramanujam speaks about Kathotsava 2014, the world story telling festival, that is underway in the city Veteran storyteller Geeta Ramanujam’s stories draw you in, hypnotise and leave you enthralled. Co-founder of Kathalaya, a storytelling Academy in Bengaluru, Geeta has brought alive the magic of stories not just in the city, but also in other […]

Once upon a time, with Rohini : The Hindu
November 29, 2014

When Rohini Christopher starts to tell a story, she holds both children and adults in a thrall Rohini Christopher picks up the pop-up book on Chronicles of Narnia and flips the pages. As the cut-out of a lion pops out of the book, she exclaims, “Isn’t this brilliant? There are also little flaps of paper […]

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‘Storytelling, a powerful tool for teaching’ : Deccan Herald
November 7, 2014

Around 150 teachers from schools across the City came together at a seminar, organised by the Deccan Herald in Education (DHiE) here on Friday, to familiarise themselves with storytelling as a tool to be used in the classroom. The interactive seminar, facilitated by Geeta Ramanujam, founder and director of Kathalaya, took the participants into two […]

Tell me a story, says India Inc : The Telegraph
August 13, 2014

One of the hottest trends in the corporate world is — surprise — storytelling. Companies are banking on storytelling to convey messages to people, says Kavitha Shanmugam A new dairy company sets up shop in Ahmedabad, the backyard of the mother of milk brands in the country, Amul. How can it get across its story […]

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Storytelling as an education tool : Edutalk
June 19, 2014

There is a kind of energy that one transmits when you directly address children with words, and that is of emotions. What we do at Kathalaya is that our lesson plan is drawn on two aspects; language development of listening, reading and writing and the second one is the oral tradition of listening, retelling and recalling. 10 years ago […]

Telling tales : The Hindu
April 28, 2013

Story teller Geeta Ramanujam tells that stories bind people and change lives Many years ago in a place far away there lived a barren, solitary mountain. The mountain was terribly lonely. He watched the sun rise; seasons go by, the clouds drift past him, the rain fall on him all alone. One day while he […]

To tell a story well : The Hindu
September 18, 2011

A session of story telling can improve your diction and vocabulary Hands moved, legs danced, mouths sang and the eyes spoke in unison. Hundreds of kids sat on the floor with rapt attention and repeated the actions and expressions. Drama and cacophony marked the story telling session at Mahatma School. “Stories for long had captured […]