Golpo is the Bengali word for stories. It is a curious little word, both a verb and a noun at the same time. It is a word that connected Rituparna's childhood to that of her son's. As a child Rituparna would insist on two stories and two songs every night. She would pretend to go off to sleep testing her parents to see if they'd finish the story they started to tell. When her grandmother told her stories she would kick her legs in the air fighting sleep before it wrapped her in.
Golpo, the joy of oral storytelling returned to Rituparna's life as a mother. From a visual storyteller she discovered the magic of the spoken word all over again. Now a performance storyteller, trainer and consultant Rituparna is the Founder of Your Story Bag.
Besides her son, she tells stories to anyone who has a heart beating for stories. This channel is her collection of stories that she enjoys telling. Whether you are a child or adult, listen to Rituparna as she tells stories in English, Hindi and her mother tongue, Bangla.
Connect with Rituparna on firstname.lastname@example.org
How Iron was Made | English
Can you imagine living a life without iron? The discovery of iron is a milestone in human civilisation. Listen to this origin myth from North East India that tells you of 'How Iron was Made'.
#OriginMyths #NorthEastIndia #EnglishStories #Golpo
Bamboo Curry | English
My father tells me that my grandmother used to make amazing Bamboo Shoot Curry. My family has lived in Bihar & Jharkhand for nearly 80 years. During the time when my grandmother would cook, bamboo shoots were easily available. It is a Santhal delicacy & this story is testimonial to that.
#AudioStories #PodcastforStories #BambooDoorCurry #StorieswithRituparna #GolpoStoriesfromAroundtheWorld
Dumma Dumma | English
Dumma Dumma is a story about a dwarf-couple who trick a tiger with a...wait...you have to listen to the story for that!
This is a folktale from Karntaka compiled by AK Ramanujam.
The Fox & The Tiger | English
The Fox & The Tiger is rare Chines Fable. It's a classic trickster tale that has several story twins across cultures, including a very popular children's book by Julia Donaldson.
I find this story deeply intriguing as I am quite puzzled by the tiger and his sense of his own ferocity. Just the kind of story that I want to consider on International Tiger Day. Listen in and tell me what you think.
#Golpo #StoriesfromAroundtheWorld #ChineseFable #StoriestoThinkAbout #InternationalTigerDay
Due Paakhi, Dui Pahad | Bangla
There are two friends. They each have a mountain for a home. Whose home (mountain) is higher?
A little story about friendship, ego, pride, humility and mathematics! This one is a folktale from Meghalaya.
#Golpo #StoriesfromAroundtheWorld #StorieswithRituparna #BanglaStories #ClassroomtotheBoardroom
Bada Pahad Chota Pahad | Hindi
The people on the hills tell stories about hills as characters and not a setting. This is a fascinating feature of a folk tale where nature plays character in a story, feeling the same emotions of envy, pride, despair, sorrow and contentment.
Bada Pahad Chota Pahad (Big Mountain, Small Mountain) is a Bhutia Folktale from Sikkim.
This story has been sourced from the book 'Bharat ki Aadivaasi Kshetro ki Lok Kathaye' written by Dr Sharad Singh and published by National Book Trust.
#FolkTales #BhutiaFolktales #StorytellingwithRituparna #Golpo #StoriesfromAroundtheWorld