VIKRAM SRIDHAR, 33
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.
Freedom would be to live off art alone and travel with stories