Geeta Ramanujam:

Bringing Back the Art of Story Telling

Geeta Ramanujam is an internationally renowned Storyteller, educator, academician and administrator. She is an “Ashoka Fellow”- an internationally acclaimed fellowship given for outstanding work in the social service field.

She is the Executive Director of Kathalaya Trust established in 1998 -which is the culmination of her vision and wisdom. She uses storytelling as an effective educational and cultural tool in many leading educational institutions in India and abroad. Her experience in this area spans over quarter of a century.

In 2006, she set up the Academy of Storytelling – the only global academy in the World which regularly runs certificate courses for professionals in any field, parents and school teachers.

About 60,240 people have undergone these training programs. She is an Ashoka fellow and the Indian coordinator of the International Storytelling Network around the world.

Geeta has had performances of storytelling at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, UK, International festival at Brazil, Storywood festival at Sweden, World Tales festival Poland, the International Storytelling Center, USA and many other festivals.

She is also the Indian Coordinator for the International Storytelling Network – RIC and the Indian coordinator of the Indian Storytelling Network. Geeta has a lot of firsts to her credit besides organizing the First International Storytelling Festival in India and Sweden.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Ashoka Foundation, USA
  • Fellowship granted to replicate storytelling in all spheres of life & education.
  • Kalasha award from Karnataka Affiliations and recognition from int’l. storytelling centres
  • Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
  • International Storytelling Centre, USA
  • University of Gothenberg and Skovda , Western Sweden<
  • Coordinator of the Indian Storytelling Network
  • Indian coordinator of the International Storytellers Network- RIC
  • Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India
  • On board of the Cambridge public school, Bangalore and the Mahatma Montessori school, Madurai, India
  • Founder / Director of Kathalaya Trust and the Academy of Storytelling, Bangalore & Ahmedabad, India One hour / 60 to 80-minute presentations
  • Story of the mountain & the bird from India
  • An autobiographical sketch along with my growth as a storyteller both personally & professionally
  • Love stories from Greek myths and Indian myths drawing parallels to love, separation & philosophies from both regions
  • Story of the golden crane and 5 touching tales like tongue cut sparrow, moon fairy and others from Japan
  • Stories based on evolution from the western Darwinian view point & the oriental philosophy based on circular time
  • Arabian tales

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