Discover India Series: Stories & Art from Jharkhand

Mark your dates as the wonderful storytellers from Delhi Storytellers Network bring us our first story of the year. A perfect story for the Republic Day week! We start the sessions with Rituparna Ghosh the founder of Your Story Bag.

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And here’s more about the fantastic Rituparna Ghosh

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Tricksters at Reading Caterpillar this Saturday!

Tricksters visit us as we bid adieu to 2016

Has a cunning and crafty creature ever come your way? Played a prank on you and got away?

Tricksters have existed in our stories and folktales for as long as one can remember, making stories come alive far beyond a page. 

When people travelled from one place to another they took with them their most prized possession – their stories. 

These stories were passed from one culture to another and soon tricksters were born.

Come join us as we go on a tricksters trail this saturday morning 11 am at Reading Caterpillar. Drop us a mail to let us know if you are coming.

Date: 31st December 2016

Time: 11am to 12 Noon

Age: 3 to 7 years

Fee: Free for the library members (Non-members Rs. 500)

Please email rabani@readingcaterpillar.com to let us know you are coming.

See you Saturday 

The Story of Tesu

We at Reading Caterpillar are closely related to the Delhi Storytellers Network and starting this month- every first Saturday of the month, we will be hosting artists and storytellers at the library to come share a story and their art.

The Story of Tesu

Date: 1 st October | Saturday

Time: 11a.m to 12.15pm

Preferred Age Group: 8 to 12 years

Storyteller: Yuveka

About the Session:

Since 1st of October is the first day of Navratra, we will share the story of Tesu who is now part of a dying culture associated with the festival. Only two decades back the legend and the song of Tesu were very popular among young children from Old Delhi and one could hear children singing the song in the many lanes of Old Delhi. Children, especially boys would take the Tesu with them from one house to another while they sang the Tesu song.

The song goes something like this:

“Mera Tesu yahin khara, khane ko maange dahi bara

Dahi nare mein mirchi bahot, aage dyekho quazi hauz

Quazi hauz pe chali churi, aage dyekho Fatehpuri

Fatehpuri pe baitha nayi, aage dyekho Jamna bai

Jamna bai ke upar rail ka pool, aage dekho shehar Shahdara

Shehar Shahara huwa abad, aage dyekho Gaziabad...”

To register please email prerna@readingcaterpillar.com as we have limited spots. This is a free event and its first come first serve.

About the Teller

Yuveka Singh is a professional storyteller and the founder of Darwesh

and an active member of the Delhi Storytellers’ Network. She has more

than 10 years experience in the development sector with specialisation

in elementary education, child rights, gender and qualitative research.

She believes that stories are the backbone for social change and self

transformation.

About DSN-

Delhi Storytellers’ Network (DSN) is a platform for professional storytellers based in the city and the NCR to congregate, collaborate, and commit to nurturing and developing the art form by exploring individual and collective possibilities. While enabling individual professional growth, it is committed to working with a focus on widening the scope of Storytelling to empower individuals and communities. Taking storytelling beyond the perception of mere entertainment, our endeavour is to ensure it gets greater visibility and makes its mark as a respected art form in the collective consciousness of the region.