"Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time...." begin many evenings of story-telling in homes in all corners of the world. These tales narrated to children may be in many tongues, but the voices behind them are usually of grown-ups telling stories written by other grown-ups. This time around, it will be the children writing their own stories.
ThinkArts invited children (age 6 to 9) to share their stories written in response to our prompts. These prompts were carefully selected from children's stories. From here, they took it on! While the prompts were in English, the stories submitted could be written in any Indian language, and could be accompanied by drawings and paintings.
We've received many stories from children in India. These will now be brought to life in the form of audio-stories and illustrations made by professional story-tellers and artists. These creations will then be published as an online exhibition.