"I've always connected to people. I listened to a lot of stories as I grew up - mostly told by my grandmother. They would allow me to enter another world - a dream world of visual imagery. There were no puppets back then, just storytelling and song. My grandmother would always sing to me."
With a passion for helping others, Usha has come to understand the reach of storytelling and its possible use in therapy and counselling.
The classic tale of the Two Little Frogs is a perfect example of the kind of story that could benefit students.
Samvedna Amitabh is a successful journalist; published poet and writer; and Mumbai-based storyteller who's passion for the environment and gender-equality drives her work.