Udaipur Tales is back with its 3rd Edition…

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Storytelling is the oldest oral tradition in the world. Stories carry traditions, culture, language, and a mirror of society. Stories have the power to motivate and be therapeutic.

Its that time of the year again and Udaipur Tales is back.

Storytelling & Performance for Youth and Adults

Date 11:00 am to 1.00 pm


1.00 pm to 5.00 pm


6.00 pm to 9.00  pm


21st Feb 2020 Registration for Storytelling

Competition – 1  pm

Inauguration of Festival village(food & handicraft stalls) by Bhagyashree – 2  pm

•     Story telling competition for adults – 3 pm

•     Folk Music – 4:30  pm

True Historical : Seema Wahi Mukherjee
Karnataka folk : Vikram Sridhar
Life story : Gangesh Khaitan Former National Golf Champion
Murder Mystery: Shantanu Guha Ray
Ghazal Vocalist : Begum Vidya Shah
22nd Feb 2020 Contemporary : Radhika Bagdai

Book Release कला की जगह ें

By Bhagyashree

Korean stories  :

Chamseul Kim

Sheikh Sohail

Dastangoi: Syed Sahil Agha

Sufi & Folk Vocal: Mirande Shah

Myth : Usha Venkataraman
Satire: Rajesh Kumar
Folk Comic: Nitin & Valentina Trivedi
Piyush Mishra in conversation with Gagan


Anant Pravah: Sanjukta Sinha & Company

(Kathak from temple to the courts)

23rd Feb 2020 Classical: Valentina Trivedi Unplugged Artist – 1  pm


Premilla Dixit Nag : Peace activist – 2  pm

Shreyasi Singh : Gold Medalist commonwealth games in Shooting Subastu: Film maker

Performance by Earth Band – 4  pm

Desire, Divinity, Denouement: Sudeep Sen
Kissagoi : Syed Sahil Agha & Kabuki Khanna
True Story : Shantanu Guha Ray
Humour : Vicky Ahuja
Chali Kahani by Rajat,Radio city
Stories from South Africa : Bongiswa Kotta


Musical Storytelling : Shadaj
Contemporary Composition: Mukt The Band

A one of its kind storytelling festival which takes place in the Venice of the East – A three day long, international platform, bringing together a variety of traditions – from folk ensemble to shamanic storytelling and dastangoi. Stories from near and distant lands…Stories we have never heard before. It is a platform where the young and old participate & enjoy storytelling and grow rich in values & experience.

Valentina Trivedi

The brainchild of Ms Sushmita Singha and Mr Salil Bhandari, Udaipur tales underlines the fact that the culture of storytelling should be revived. The festival will be held at Park Exotica, Opposite Shilpgram, Udaipur from 21st February 2020 (Friday) to 23rd February 2020 (Sunday). Through the duration of the festival, a whole range of traditional storytelling practices will be unveiled to the audiences through artistes, authors and journalists from various parts of India and the world.

Ms. Sushmita Singha

Sanjukta Sinha

This includes renowned theatre actors and writers like Vicky Ahuja, Piyush Mishra, Shantanu Guha Ray, Vilas Janve, Vikram Shridhar, Sanjukta Sinha – one of India’s leading Kathak artists of her generation, known for her technical expertise and immense artistry, Valentina Trivedi, Usha Venkatraman, Seema Wahi Mukherjee and Syed Sahil Agha. The different genres of stories which will be taken up are – western, suspense, magical realism, humour, fantasy, mythopoetic, Romantic, fable, satirical, contemporary, classic.

The first two editions of the festival was an astounding success where stories of the world echoed in the city of lakes. Storytellers from around the globe took the audiences on a mesmeric journey.  The event emerged as one of the prime storytelling festivals in India.

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