Since the time I was a child I have been fascinated by the art of story telling. I would watch every year the Ramayana being enacted as a part of the Ramrila celebrations, coinciding with Dusherra.
The fact that the entire Ramayana was told verbally, intrigued me. Much later in life during a stint as a High School teacher in Bangalore, I did a workshop with world renowned Afro American Story teller- Mama Nomusa. Since then I have been telling stories to School children and those in the neighborhood.
Being a dancer, I infuse most of my sessions with dance Mudras and usually bring in a song to make it a more interesting session. Every session includes at least one Indian story and one world story.
'Francesca and Lion' is a story I have written. Story telling is a natural extension of being a writer too for me.