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Our Team

This house of stories has been laid brick by brick by Geeta Ramanujam along with an enthusiastic team of storytellers, administrators, artists, facilitators, illustrators, writers, trainers and a host of volunteers without whose support the story of Kathalaya would be incomplete.

Geeta Ramanujam

Geeta Ramanujam

Executive Director

Geeta Ramanujam, besides being an internationally renowned storyteller, is an educator, academician, and administrator. She is the Executive Director of Kathalaya Trust which is the culmination of her vision and wisdom.

Deiva Nayaki

Deiva Nayaki

Head Administration

Deivanayaki is the administrative head and backbone of Kathalaya, making sure that that the stories flow seamlessly

Meera Venkatesan

Meera Venkatesan

Trainer and Storyteller

A trained trainer of the Academy of Storytelling Kathalaya Bangalore. She is an experienced storyteller, with a passion for creative storytelling, and working with children. She is a Learning Consultant and designs Learning curriculum. She has worked with IBM and other companies for over 7 years.

Manjusha Vijaykumar

Manjusha Vijaykumar

Trainer and Storyteller

A trained trainer of the Academy of Storytelling Kathalaya Bangalore. She is an an experienced storyteller who enjoys bringing together her passion for life skills, early learning, arts and books into one wholesome package called Storytelling. An HR professional, she has a decade of in depth experience across the entire ​​ gamut of people practices.​​

Jyothi Kunjoor

Jyothi Kunjoor

Storyteller

Jyothi is a lively and vibrant storyteller who has many interesting stories and songs up her sleeve. She blends music into stories with her lovely voice.

Vipin Ravindranath

Vipin Ravindranath

Trainer

Vipin works with clients to identify opportunities and support them with value enabled solutions. His area of specialization is integrating training with mentoring and coaching, to impact behaviour at workplac

Varalakshmi

Varalakshmi

Trainer

Varalakshmi is a counsellor with Sparsh Foundation with a passion for storytelling. She is a trainer with Kathalaya.

Gayathri Kannan

Gayathri Kannan

Evaluator

Gayathri Kannan, has been an English teacher for over 30 years. She has a highly honed sense of the English language and storytelling and guides the participants towards the right words.

Nirmala Sethuraman

Nirmala Sethuraman

Trustee

OUR KEY TEAM MEMBERS

Jayshree Govind

Pavithra Acharya

Rakhee Manchanda

Sreevidya Ramalingam

Aparna Ramachandran

Savitha Satya

Rohini Chidambaram

Anshul Sharma

Mary Suguna

Smita Jacob

Our Advisory Board

 Jimmy Neil Smith-Director, International Institute of Storytelling, Tennesse, USA

Donald Smith -Scottish storytelling centre, Edinburgh, UK

Mr. G Krishna