Monday, March 9, 2015

The Girl Who Flew Away : Chitra Chandrashekhar's Story for the #6FrameStoryChallenge

Chitra Chandrashekhar sent us a quote along with her story and the quote sums up the essence of her story :
“If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.”

While Chitra's story begins on a dark note, it ends on a hopeful one. With all the horrors that seem to surround our world, Chitra's story will help educators talk and discuss how one can try resolving these issues. She also shares her experience of the challenge : "There was never a dull moment. How could there be, when both the mind and hands were engrossed as they worked in unison. The Challenge was akin to a Mathematical puzzle. At the end of the day the story serendipitously came to be about a cause Gandhiji felt for most, that too, on 30th Jan! I have come out recharged and rearing to go on to the next challenge!"

"The # 6 Frame Story Challenge was an interesting way of connecting the seemingly unconnected, thus nurturing creativity. The unexpectedness of the outcome was a reason to participate. As an aspiring visual storyteller such challenges allow me to push creative boundaries. Finally, the opportunity to create content for children is by itself an exciting opportunity to let imagination loose!"


(Chitra Chandrashekhar is an independent communication designer aspiring for meaningful and responsible visual storytelling through both content and media. She continuously looks out for cross-disciplinary design that enriches human experience. Chitra pursued studies in architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and visual communication from Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. As a recent design educator she is also motivated to spread the message of creativity for all. You can follow her work at : http://www.architrac.blogspot.in)

Read the other interviews by illustrators who took the challenge:
Rajiv EipeKalyani GanapathyPrashant MirandaKavita Singh KaleMegha VishwanathPriya Nair PanickerSweta Roy ChoudhuryPaneendra SureshPriya KuriyanYulianto QinManjari ChakravathiSonal Goyal and Sumit SakhujaSamidha GunjalPreeti LataShwetha Elisha,Mithila AnanthSunandita MehrotraVedavathi Narasimha MurthyJithin JacobVidya Gopal,Archana SreenivasanSomesh KumarGumaniAntara MukherjiAnjora Noronha,Vinayak VarmaSoumya MenonJisha UnnikrishnanKruttika SusarlaNinoshka DiasIsha S ValentineNeelima RaparlaVallabhi ShegaonkarSangeeta DasHari Kumar Nair,Lakhsmi MitterLily BanerjeeAditi DilipNiloufer WadiaDeepa JayaramanAnupamaApteNishith MehtaMuhammed ShafiAmar SoniKrishna Prakash K,Lavanya KarthikSonal Gupta,Kabini AminJason DvorakTanvi BhatRanjani SShikha NambiarAritra Roy ChowdhuryVaishali ChudasamaSharanya KunnathPriya ManikandanMilan NayakDelwyn RemediosGeetanjali BAmbica VinodShailja Jain ChouguleChitra ChandrashekharNikita ModiDavid KnightGeetali TareNilomee 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.

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