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The story of a storyteller- The Hindu
August 11, 2016

Stories are a beautiful backup to life, says Geeta Ramanujam, who is to soon open a Kathalaya centre in the city She always saw history as ‘his story’. The names of kings and queens, the battles they fought, and the monuments they built — all seemed irrelevant to high school history teacher Geeta Ramanujam unless […]

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 […]

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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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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