Ninoshka Dias' story reminded us of the true story of Jadav “Molai” Payeng (Don't know about him? Take a look at Ninoshka's story and then read about a real life story here). Once our story platform launches, we hope that simple and essential narratives like Nonoshka's act as resources for teachers and parents to talk about conservation and the environment.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the #6FrameStoryChallenge. It was a fun challenge. Before I saw the table with the selected words, I'd already had a story in mind. After having read the entire collection of words, I was overjoyed to see that some of the words actually matched the story I had in mind. This was very exciting. I only wish I'd come across it sooner and also had more time to improvise the submitted frames as well as work on a few more stories.Ninoshka Dias' Illustrations for the #6FrameStoryChallenge by Pratham Books
(Ninoshka Dias is based in Goa and is a Graphic Design consultant/Visualiser/illustrator/artist and an aspiring writer having over 10 years of experience in the field of commercial art and design. She has had a solo art exhibition in 2012 and also participated in a group art show in 2014, which were both held in Goa and displayed her artwork created with pen and ink with a hint of Surrealism.)
Read the other interviews by illustrators who took the challenge:
Rajiv Eipe, Kalyani Ganapathy, Prashant Miranda, Kavita Singh Kale, Megha Vishwanath, Priya Nair Panicker, Sweta Roy Choudhury, Paneendra Suresh, Priya Kuriyan, Yulianto Qin, Manjari Chakravathi, Sonal Goyal and Sumit Sakhuja, Samidha Gunjal, Preeti Lata, Shwetha Elisha,Mithila Ananth, Sunandita Mehrotra, Vedavathi Narasimha Murthy, Jithin Jacob, Vidya Gopal,Archana Sreenivasan, Somesh Kumar, Gumani, Antara Mukherji, Anjora Noronha,Vinayak Varma, Soumya Menon, Jisha Unnikrishnan, Kruttika Susarla, Ninoshka Dias, Isha S Valentine, Neelima Raparla, Vallabhi Shegaonkar, Sangeeta Das, Hari Kumar Nair,Lakhsmi Mitter, Lily Banerjee, Aditi Dilip, Niloufer Wadia, Deepa Jayaraman, AnupamaApte, Nishith Mehta, Muhammed Shafi, Amar Soni, Krishna Prakash K,Lavanya Karthik, Sonal Gupta,Kabini Amin, Jason Dvorak, Tanvi Bhat, Ranjani S, Shikha Nambiar, Aritra Roy Chowdhury, Vaishali Chudasama, Sharanya Kunnath, Priya Manikandan, Milan Nayak, Delwyn Remedios, Geetanjali B, Ambica Vinod, Shailja Jain Chougule, Chitra Chandrashekhar, Nikita Modi, David Knight, Geetali Tare, Nilomee Jesrani
If you missed the #6FrameStoryChallenge, but are inspired by the work of fellow illustrators and want to contribute to the open source story platform - do send us your stories! Story guidelines are available here.