Making a definite difference and creating a positive change through the transforming energy of stories & storytelling.
To utilise the strength of stories and storytelling, through oral and written channels, to inspire, heal
& connect varied audiences.
Story ki Bory, literally meaning a sackful of stories, started out as a year-long, structured, story time program for children.
The program is conducted in an informal, spontaneous and interactive manner.
Established: December 2013
Experiencing the potential of stories & storytelling,
Story ki Bory has extended itself to other audiences:
Founder & Storyteller
Diploma in Storytelling
Swati is the brain behind “Story ki Bory™”, a structured story time program conducted in an informal, spontaneous and interactive manner. Primarily designed to inspire children to cultivate and strengthen their liking for stories and books, spark imagination, improve language skills, and build confidence.
Swati believes in destiny, and at the same time strongly believes that it’s up to each person to make it a reality -
like when she stumbled upon storytelling in the US libraries where she participated in the parent-child sessions with her son.
She herself was so awed by the story time program that she decided to try her hand at it, one Christmas vacation.
That was in 2013!
Motivated by the response from parents, Story Ki Bory™ developed into a year-long program richly packed with Storytelling, Book Reading, and enriching activities like Role play and Drama, among many other creative exercises.
Story ki Bory™, literally meaning a sackful of stories offers an environment that easily allows children to shed their inhibitions and provides the platform where they can showcase their talent.
When not dreaming about her story telling ventures, Swati likes to indulge in reading, writing, travelling, watching movies, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends over good food.
"I believe that oral and written communication are my forte, and I can very naturally connect with people, especially children and the elderly.
A management professional, she has worked in the areas of Brand Building and Corporate Communication.
A certified storyteller, she also holds a Diploma in Storytelling from Kathalaya Academy of Storytelling, affiliated to the University of Sweden and Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, UK; University of Skovde, Sweden.
She likes to define herself as enthusiastic, optimistic, empathetic, organized, and a dreamer, driven by two mottos:
“Be the change you want to see in the world."
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life!”
• Christmas Story time Program & Summer Story time Programs at Whitefield Communities
• Year long Story time Programs at Whitefield Communities
• AV Education
• Storywood, Kathalaya Academy of Storytelling
• Thubarahalli Government School
• ACCEL Montessori Home
• Bachpan Playschool
• Ekya School, ITPL
• Little Millennium Preschool
• Athashri, Senior Citizen community
• Sparrows Montessori
• Chennai Storytelling Festival
“There are no seven wonders of the world in the
eyes of a child.
There are seven million.”
This profound thought forms the basis of the
Developed for children from the age of 2.5 to 6.5 years, here stories come alive to fire up imagination, instil values, and create interest in the oral and written word. It sets a strong foundation for building public speaking skills.
A gamut of interesting and very varied activities enrich
"Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it."
We strongly believe that every child has natural strengths, which if discovered and developed, can take the child to great heights of confidence and self worth.
Our story program for children in the age group of 6-10 years, offers an environment where children easily shed their inhibitions, discover their potential and take leaps of faith, raising the bar for themselves each and every time.
This program is clearly driven by the enthusiasm of our Enthusiasts, who are encouraged to create their own story sessions, provided opportunities to build their own stories, develop or suggest scripts, and participate in a variety of drama activities on a regular basis.
The results of this program have been very encouraging.
"Simple moments shared between grandparents and grandchildren often become priceless memories"
This simple truth, happened spontaneously in earlier times. But is increasingly rare in today's world.
Our Grand Story Program seeks to provide an environment, where children take time out from their busy schedules to spend precious and memorable moments with their grandparents. Grandparents in turn come out of their daily routine and strengthen their bond with the young ones.
Stories in English, and in Indian languages to suit audience preferences, and together-to-do fun activities enrich the Grand Story Program.
This program has been widely appreciated for helping nurture the bond between grandparents and grandchildren.
"Puppets are no child's play"
Puppet plays are more than 3000 years old. Yet they continue to be used even in today's electronic and gadget age.
Puppets create an impact! That too effortlessly and in an entertaining way.
We effectively integrate puppet plays into our story sessions to convey values, life skills, drive change and boost social skills.
"Stories are memory aids, instruction manuals and moral compasses"
Stories by their very nature can teach, without the preach.
Important topics such as Waste Segregation, Road Safety, Resource Conservation can be effectively communicated, imbibed and practised through suitable stories.
Healthy Habits and Dental Hygiene are two other focus areas at Story ki Bory.
Whether you are a automobile company seeking to advocate Road Safety as part of your CSR, or a school that is serious about dental awareness, our story programs can definitely support.
"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn"
As the education system undergoes a metamorphosis worldwide, the power of stories and storytelling in education is being rediscovered and applied.
Stories involve different parts of our brain, which makes learning (and remembering) more effective. Hence stories have the power to enhance learning and are a great educational tool.
Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. This precisely makes storytelling extremely effective as the world moves away from rote learning.
Our Teacher Training Program is offered in two modules- Introductory and In Depth. The theory and practical exercises enable participants to unleash story power, and apply it successfully in classrooms.
“Very young children love and demand stories, and can understand complex matters
presented as stories, when their powers of comprehending general concepts, paradigms,
are almost nonexistent.”
From themes like bravery, friendship, food and festivals, to emotions, animals, and seasons, our theme based story programs cover an extensive portfolio. With stories from India and around the world, traditional and contemporary, from folk tales and fables to stories that inspire, our sessions are set to capture the minds and hearts of young and old alike. Activities based on the themes are equally varied, ranging from games, art, craft, cooking, drama, role play, singing and dancing.
The 'One Day One Story' is an annual storytelling campaign launched by Pratham Books and runs around the International Literacy Day.
As a Pratham Books Champion, Story ki Bory has conducted story sessions and book based activities since 2014.