Srinagar 2017


It has been four long years but we are back at the place we love.

The dates: October 7th and 8th, 2017
The venue: DPS Srinagar


  • Ajay Dasgupta

    Children are everywhere – on footpaths, in bastis, in makeshift schools and housing societies, but, where are the storytellers? Ajay Dasgupta likes to take his bag of stories out and about to all children no matter where.

  • Amar Chitra Kath...

    Amar Chitra Katha makes comics for people of all ages. For fifty years, they’ve been telling stories that are dear to India – exploits of Indian warriors, wondrous tales from the epics, fables and folktales.

  • Ameen ul Haque

    Ameen ul Haque collects stories – from everywhere. He can stay awake the whole night, go without food, climb mountains and walk miles – just to listen to a story.

  • Ashok Rajagopala...

    Ashok Rajagopalan’s main aim in life, is to laugh and make people laugh. A shy bookworm, he manages this by writing and drawing funny books. Or he would have joined the circus and become a clown!

  • Chetan Sharma

    Chetan Sharma is a human turned night owl who started illustrating and animating at the age of 15. He credits his five dogs that he rescued from the streets for saving him from a boring life.

  • Deepak Dalal

    Writer, traveller, trekker, wildlife enthusiast. Love India’s wild places. Deepak Dalal enjoys exploring, researching and writing stories (in that order).

  • DK

    DK is the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher of high-quality books and online resources for children and adults. Established in 1974 in London, DK produces content in over 87 countries, and in 62 languages.

  • Eklavya

    Eklavya has been working in the field of education for the last 30 years to make learning fun by using art and craft. They believe every child is important.

  • Firoz

    Firoz started his acting career in both theatre and films. After being introduced to the art of Dastangoi, he now regularly performs Dastaans in Delhi.

  • Fouzia

    Fouzia, the first woman Dastango of modern times, brings the flavour of Old Delhi to her storytelling. She enjoys telling stories of quaint characters such as Chacha Chhakkan, Sheikh Chilli and Mullah Nasruddin.

  • Indu Harikumar

    Indu Harikumar is a children’s writer, illustrator, and craft teacher who enjoys tinkering with everyday objects that find their way into the dustbin to create art around them.

  • Jeeva Raghunath

    Jeeva Raghunath is a teacher, writer and storyteller who tells her tales in three languages – French, English and Tamil. Her repertoire includes folk tales, true-life, cross cultural and modern stories.

  • Kamal Pruthi

    Kamal Pruthi, popularly known as Kabuliwaala, is an innovative performance storyteller with his bag full of stories into which children can dive down. Kamal is the founder of Kabuliwaala storytelling and theatre company.

  • Kavita Singh Kal...

    Kavita Kale, illustrator and co-founder of Underground Worm Art & Design studio, wants to travel anywhere and everywhere with her five-year-old daughter. Strangers, acquaintances, family and friends are the building blocks for her narratives.

  • Lidwin Mascarenh...

    Lidwin Mascarenhas, a Physics graduate turned 3D animator, turned freelance graphic designer, turned mom, turned ceramic artist, loves travelling, food, nature, the smell of the earth after rain and the awesome feel of clay.

  • Masood Hussain

    As an award-winning artist and graphic designer Masood Hussain is the most celebrated painter of Jammu and Kashmir. His works of art have reached all corners of the globe.

  • Rajeev Bandhani

    Rajeev Bandhani started playing tabla as a child and as the years have passed it has become his passion. He now plays tabla, djembe, Bongo as well as many other percussion instruments.

  • Ramendra Kumar

    What would you call someone who is a writer by passion, a story teller by obsession, a mentor by aspiration and a communicator by profession? You would probably call him insane. Ramendra Kumar calls himself Ramen.

  • Sandhya Rao

    Sandhya’s 60 going on 16 – or so she theenk,
    Until she hears her bones go creesh-crash-creeeenk!
    Still, she jumps into the fray
    To hop along and bray
    With stories, songs and jolly rhymes without a bleeenk!

  • Taha Mughal

    Ta-ha Mughal is an architect by profession, a storyteller by passion, a child at heart. He regularly escapes with his backpack full of colours, blank pages and sketch-pads in search of life’s hidden gems.