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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

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

Head Administration

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

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 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 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 workplace.



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

Gayathri Kannan


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


Our Key Team Members
  • Chitra
  • Jayshree Govind
  • Rakhee Manchanda
  • Sreevidya Ramalingam
  • Aparna Ramachandran
  • Savitha Satya
  • Rohini Chidambaram
  • Anshul Sharma
Our Advisory Board
  • Jimmy Neil Smith-Director, International Storytelling Centre, Tennesse, USA
  • Donald Smith -Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, UK
  • Mr. G. Krishna-Corporate Consultant, Bengaluru