2012 Bala Workshops 12Bala

Story telling by Subba Rao

K Subba Rao, Editor, Children’s magazine Dindima. Conceptualized Children’s monthly TINKLE. He wrote about 75 Amar Chitra Kathas and edited over 400 of them.

Subba Raoji’s storytelling was one of the most enjoyed, interesting and most entertaining session.

When most of the children lack storytellers such as grandparents, here was a grandfather who narrated stories that carried moral values in such a way that could be picturised in the mind. The stories were graded like the steps on the stairs from simple to complex providing space for the children to expand their imagination through open-ended stories.

He related the stories to personal experiences and made more hilarious by adding animated action to them, suspense creating talent! and with a twist in the tail.

Some feedback from students

This session was very funny. We just went on laughing. – Rohan K, Bangalore

He is a very inspiring person – Sourath S Hosalkar, Karwar

I should say it was more like visualising a 3d movie. It was an amazing experience. – Sunidhi Naik, Karwar

When he told stories, he reminded me of my grandparents. – Vidhathri, Bangalore

He made the story very lively as if it is happening in front of our eyes. He improvised our thinking and imagining capacity. -Sanjay M R, Mysore

I will never forget these stories in my life – Sinatra, Karwar

This was the best session in this champ – T Shashank Yadar

He did tell and act many interesting stories. The most interesting story was Basavanna’s story. – Vaneesh V, Belgaum