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Indian Storytelling Network

 

Jaipur

 

 

Storytellers (and other Story Experts)
(in alphabetical order)

 

1) Amrita Chauhan.

2) Jaya Singh.

3) Lokesh Gulyani.

4) Shilpa Mehta.

 

 

 

 

1

Amrita Chauhan.

Amrita is an Educationist, a Teacher, a Learner, and a Storyteller.  She has been working with children since 1999.  Over the years Amrita has participated in various professional workshops and training courses to gain skills and improve as an educator.  She is currently a Primary Grade Teacher in a leading school.

     Amrita is certified as a Storyteller by Kathalaya.  She has earned a Drama and Learning Certification from Theater Professionals.  She is a graduate of the World Storytelling Institute's 10-session Storytelling Workshop.

     She conducts Storytelling Workshops in her school and also independently, for children, teenagers, and adults (including teachers).  She is very interested in ways that a storyteller can use facial expressions, body language, and voice modulation to engage and interact with listeners.  Developing one's storytelling abilities can greatly help people to become more aware of and sensitive about the nuances of communication; and can give people the confidence to express themselves better in various settings.

     Workshops that Amrita leads include:

     1) "Storytelling" (for children).

     2) "Building Stories for Children" (for teachers and other adults).

     3) "Using Stories as a Teaching Tool" (for teachers and other adults).

     4) "Drama and Story Together" (for people of all age groups).

     A photo is here.

     Amrita told a story in Chennai Storytelling Festival 2022.  The recording is here.

     Links to a number of her recordings on Youtube are here.

     An update! --

In August 2022, Amrita published her first book, The Learning Tree.  This is an activity-based book, featuring 100 activities.  Doing these activities enhances learning with fun, helps one to develop creative ideas, and opens the way for one's imagination.  The front and back covers of The Learning Tree are here.  The book could be ordered here.

Contact info

97993 98090

amritachauhanjaipur@gmail.com



2

Jaya Singh.

Jaya is a lawyer by profession and has specialised in women’s rights and child rights.  She has also been a news anchor and show host for TV99, and a part of the Pune Theatre Academy.

       Jaya has been working with school children since she was in school herself, as her family runs a chain of schools.  Passionate about education, theatre, public speaking, storytelling and creative writing, she gave up law to pursue her passion.  She has conducted theatre and storytelling workshops in various schools in Jaipur over a period of ten years.  Her academy, Blaze Academy, conducts theatre and storytelling sessions for kids and workshops for parents and teachers on communication skills, storytelling and public speaking. 

       Along with her team members, Jaya started organising the event, Katha Karnival, in Jaipur and Prayag Raj.  Katha Karnival is a literature festival for children, parents and teachers.  Apart from Jaya and her team, storytellers from different parts of India are invited to participate in the event. 

       Jaya's forte is performance storytelling, as she loves bringing stories to life.  Jaya also conducts workshops for parents and teachers on communication skills, the importance of storytelling, and ways of telling stories.

       A photo is here.

Contact info

99298 77767

blazeacademyopa@gmail.com

http://www.kathakarnival.com

http://www.dreamjaya.blogspot.com

Katha Karnival on Facebook.

Blaze Academy on Facebook.

Instagram: blazeacademyofperformingarts

 

 

3

Lokesh Gulyani.

 

अगर आपकी तलाश आपको किसी कहानी कहने वाले तक

लेकर आयी है तो आपका सोचना ग़लत है। कहानियों को

कहने के लिये किसी ज़ुबान के सहारे की ज़रुरत नहीं है वे

तो हमेशा ख़ुद ही ख़ुद को कहती आयी है। ये तो उन ज़ुबानों

का दर्द है जो कहानी का बहाना लेती हैं अपना दर्द बताने के

लिए। यदि आपको फिर भी मेरी बात पर यक़ीन नहीं है तो

आइये फिर मिलते हैं कभी। मैं यक़ीन के साथ कह सकता

हूँ कि मुझे सुनकर आपको दर्द होगा और आप भी मजबूर

हो उठेंगे अपनी कहानी कहने को।

 

जो मैं हूँ बस वही मैं नहीं हूँ। मैं किताबों में बंद हूँ,

amazon और flipkart सोचते हैं वो मुझे बेच रहे है। मुझे

कभी-कभी हंसी आती है ये सोच कर मुझसे भी कोई फायदा

उठा सकता है क्या? आजतक ख़ुद का कोई फ़ायदा मुझसे

तो उठाया नहीं गया।

 

ख़ैर बंदे को लोकेश गुलयानी कहते हैं।  छ:(6) किताबों में

अपना दर्द भरने का गुनाह कर चुका हूँ। पेशे से सलाहकार हूँ।

शब्दों, जज़्बातों से खेल कर जब उकता जाता हूँ तो सोचने लग

जाता हूँ फिर कोई नयी कहानी ख़ुद को पहले से गहरा ज़ख्म

देने के लिये।

 

बुला कर मुझे सुनने का ख़तरा उठाना चाहते हैं तो नीचे दिये

नंबर और ईमेल पर संपर्क करें।

 

***

 

If you're here for good stories then you could

be wrong. Stories doesn't require any storyteller

to tell them. They are capable enough to express

themselves. It is the pain of the storyteller, who

needs help of a story to vent it out. If you don't

believe then let's meet someday, I am sure once

you'll hear me out then you'll be compelled to tell

your story too.

 

What I am, is exactly, what I am not. Amazon

and Flipkart, they think they are selling my stories

and making profit out of it. Sometimes I wonder

and laugh that how can anyone can make profit

out of me, when I myself ain't capable to do so?

 

I am Lokesh Gulyani. Author of 06 Hindi-Fiction

and Poetry books. By profession, I am a consultant.

I live in Jaipur on weekends and I work in Bhopal

on weekdays. Whenever I feel like bored by playing

with words,  I start to think of a new story to wound

myself with greater pain.

 

Services Offered - Story & Poetry performer, Spoken

Words, Creative Writing Workshops, open for writing

assignments and collaborations.

 

Age Group - 18+ (for all story related services)

 

If you wish to take this risk and would like to listen to

my stories then you may contact on the details given

below.

 

Name - Lokesh Gulyani

Cities -   Jaipur

Mobile and Whatsapp - 98280 66335

Email - lokesh.gulyani@yahoo.in

Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/HindiFictionWriter/

Instagram - @Lokesh.Gulyani

amazon - Amazon.in : gulyani

 

 

4

Shilpa Mehta.

Shilpa Mehta is a Storyteller, Educator, Author, Editor, and Translator.  She is a postgraduate in management and has passed UGC-NET.  Professionally, she has spent over two decades in the education space before pursuing her inherent love for storytelling.  She has authored academic books for children.  Being a storyteller at heart who follows her passion, she has penned down her woven tales that have found their way in various anthologies in Hindi and English, both in print and in e-magazines.

 

Shilpa believes that stories not only have the power to change the world, inspire, educate, enrich and entertain, but can also heal, motivate, and do wonders for the mind and soul.

 

She is a Story Enthusiast and tells stories through the YouTube channel, "Shilpa Story Rack", where she loves to tell stories in Hindi and English.  She has been a featured storyteller at various Indian storytelling festivals and story swap programs.  She has told stories in, with, and for Chennai Storytelling Festival, Katha Potpourri (organised by Katha Vriksh), HYSTA, Delhi Storytellers Tribe, Mumbai Storytelling Society, Kukdukoo Lit Fest, Australia Storytelling Society, Blue Mountain Story Circle, and FEAST Story Swap.  Her genres of stories include inspirational stories, folktales, mythological stories, historical stories, and personal-experience stories.  She has worked as a reading champion for storytelling sessions with Pratham books, has performed in literary events in Jaipur, and is a member of FEAST.

 

Shilpa enjoys the company of curious listeners by enchanting them with tales that inspire and touch hearts.  She hopes to continue spreading smiles through stories in years to come by continuing to entertain and creating a positive impact through her storytelling.

 

A photo is here.

 

Contact info

 

97844 21555

shilpastoryrack@gmail.com

 

YouTube channel, "Shilpa Story Rack": https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKjMx-uaaQo1dAlx9KjSjdg

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/shilpastoryrack

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087144351429