VIKRAM SRIDHAR, 33

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A storyteller who works with re­viv­ing the clas­si­cal oral tra­di­tion of sto­ry­telling and bring­ing it back to au­di­ences in a mod­ern con­text.

FREE­DOM IS The lib­erty to be able to shift the par­a­digm that sto­ry­telling is only for chil­dren. It is also the abil­ity to live off art alone and travel with sto­ries with­out wor­ry­ing about things like GST and sales tax. Sto­ry­telling is not recog­nised as an art form yet and I want to be able to bring it back to many spa­ces with­out ad­verse im­pact.

IF I HAD COM­PLETE FREE­DOM

I would love to do a story from the Qu­ran in a church, from the Bi­ble in a tem­ple and the Bha­gawad Gita in a mosque. All th­ese sto­ries speak of hu­man­ity. They are all such beau­ti­ful places where hu­man­ity con­gre­gates. I want to be able to re­move the walls and take sto­ry­telling to every­body.

Pho­to­graph by SAN­DESH RAVIKU­MAR

Free­dom would be to live off art alone and travel with sto­ries

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