Usha offers a variety of Story Telling performances and workshops for all ages.

PERFORMANCE IN 2013

  • March 2013
    On the occasion of World Story Telling Day and World Pupperty Day & Holi Festival, Story Telling Workshop at Oxford Book Store.

  • February 2013
    Half a Day talk cum demonstration at Miranda House - A prestigious women's college in Delhi University for the second year students of Bachelors in Elementary Education (B.EL.ED).
    Suppper Storytelling for visiting students of King Alfred School, London England.
    Chennai Storytelling Festival Chennai - Feb 1 to 3.
    Kala Ghoda Festival 2013 Mumbai.

  • January 2013
    Story Telling at the 56th All India Congress of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Conference (AICOG 2013).
    Story telling Performance at Kitab Khana Bookstore for a Children's Book Launch.
    Storytelling & Workshop for Teachers, Parents & Students of Abhyuday school Kawardha, Chattisgarh India.

PERFORMANCE IN 2012

  • December 2012
    Storytelling performance at Indigenous Storytellers Confluence, Darjeeling.
    Conducted a workshop on Storytelling & Puppetry as a Diversional Therapy for the Department of Nursing at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
    Conducted a workshop for Young Mothers in Juhu & Lokhandwala on Story Telling vs Story Reading.
    Invited to address the Law Faculty at Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai on "Narration - A art of teaching" for their 2 day workshop on "Teaching tools & techniques & interpersonal skills".
    Christmas Storytelling at St Jude India Child Care Center Khargar Mumbai.
  • November 2012
    Bookaroo (www.bookaroo.in) international Childrens literary festival, New Delhi
  • September 2012
    Singapore International Storytelling festival - Attended a master class with Diane Wolkstein
    Workshop on Environmental storytelling for teachers for the one day festival organised by TERI (The Energy and Resource Institute)
    Story telling for the Inner Wheel Club (IWC) Mumbai
    Chennai - Story telling at HippoCampus, Adyar, Chennai
    Puppet Tales - Junior Writers Bug 3 month story telling cum pupperty workshop at Chembur Mumbai
  • August 2012
    A week long Story telling at the Sulochana Devi Singhania School, Thane Mumbai
  • May 2012
    Bhau Daji Lard Museum - a two day workshop in story telling and puppetry "Summertime with the Gods".
  • April 2012
    Two week Workshop in story telling and Puppertry at Larsen and Toubro, Powai Mumbai
    Junior Writer's Bug festival, Chembur
    Story Telling at Kitab Khana Book Store, Fort Mumbai
  • March 2012
    Corporate Story Telling and puppetry work shop at Deutsch Bank Mumbai
  • February 2012
    Kala Ghoda festival
    Heritage walk for children and pupperty workshop
    Performed at the Childrens literary festival
    Story Telling at Eureka Book stores (New Delhi)

PERFORMANCE IN 2011

  • November 2011 Story telling workshop at Ecole Mondial School, Mumbai
    Storytelling at Oxford book store, Churchgate, Mumbai
  • October 2011 Edinburgh storytelling festival 2011
    (Attended a workshop on starting with stories at the Scottish story telling center)
    (Workshop on "Resource for Educators")
  • October 2011 storytelling cum puppetry workshop for AGASTYA (NGO)
  • April And May 2011, story telling at American Centre, Mumbai
  • June 2011, story telling at Shanmukhananda Mumbai
  • September 2011 story telling At Ghummakkad Narain Children's Literature Festival, IHC New Delhi
  • October 2011 story telling at Indigenous story tellers confluence at Fireflies Ashram, Bangalore.

SCHOOLS – PUPPETRY FOR CHILDREN

  • Cathedral & John Connon Pre-primary School, Mumbai
  • Cathedral & John Connon Infant School, Mumbai
  • Cathedral & John Connon Junior School, Mumbai
  • J.B. Petit School, Mumbai
  • St. Gregorious School, Mumbai
  • Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai
  • Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai
  • The French School, Mumbai
  • Ecole Mondial International School, Mumbai
  • Casa Bambino Nursery, Mumbai
  • Miniland Nursery, Mumbai
  • Headstart Nursery, Mumbai

VOLUNTARY PUPPETRY PERFORMANCES (NGOs)

  • Akanksha Schools in Mumbai
  • Muktangan Schools
  • Saathi NGO
  • VIDYA – NGO in IIT, Mumbai
  • Bombay Hospital – Children’s Wing
  • Art of Living School in Dharavi, Mumbai
  • Victoria Memorial School for the Blind, Tardeo, Mumbai
  • Salaam Balak Trust, Mumbai
  • Sai (Support for Autistic Individual) School, Mumbai
  • Indian Association for promotion of Adoption and Child Welfare, Mumbai
  • Shelter Don Bosco Wadala

ADULT AUDIENCE

  • Dignity Foundation, Mumbai
  • British Council Library, Mumbai
  • “ Phulwari Bachon Ki” on Doordarshan Channel
  • AHIMSA – An animal activist organization
  • Mumbai Festival, Bandra, Mumbai
  • Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai
  • Mahalaxmi Ladies Club, Mumbai
  • Indus Club, Mumbai
  • Saathi NGO for Project Aasman
  • International Story Telling Conference, New Delhi in 2007

INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCES

    2010

    KATHALAYA - STORYWOOD CONFERENCE GOTEBURG, SWEDEN
  • Museum in Uddavella – Goteburg, Sweden
  • Museum in Ljungby, Sweden
  • Museum of World Culture – Goteburg, Sweden

WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED

    2010

  • Workshop in Goteburg, Sweden – Storytelling in education with Puppetry for teachers at the College of Pedagogy and Skandislava School.
  • Workshop on Glove Puppets and Festivals at the Muktangan School, Mumbai for their teacher-training program.

  • 2008

  • Summer workshop on Puppetry at Akanksha Schools in Mumbai.
  • Cathedral & John Connon Middle School – workshop on Puppetry with the children on their literature lesson – Scripting, directing, making puppets and manipulating Puppets.

  • 2007


  • Cathedral & John Connon Senior School – Trained the children on putting up a Puppet Show for the 150 th year of the first War of Independence (1857 Mutiny) – A lesson in History.
  • Saathi – Project Aasman – Worked on the social issue of early marriage and pregnancy.

PUPPET PERFORMANCES

  • The story of Ganesha – How Ganesha got his elephant head.
  • Abdul’s Eid
  • Dassera – The story of the demon Mahisha.
  • Lakshmi and the clever washerwoman – A Diwali story
  • The story of Christmas
  • Pateti – The Parsi New Year -  story of how Parsees came to India
  • The Monkey and the Crocodile – A Panchatantra story
  • Sikander’s story – A visit to the Beach - The story of the monkey, horse and fish
  • Sikander’s story – A visit to the Zoo – The story of the puppy, elephant and snake.
  • Introduction to Indian Classical Music – The story of Melody and Rhythm.