Golpo | Stories From Around the World

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.

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The Two Frogs | English
Show Details6min 28s
Rabbit & The Terrapin | English
Show Details6min 49s
Raja'r Nyay | The King's Justice | Bangla
Show Details6min
The Oak and The Willow | English
Show Details5min 10s
Shinge'r Daak | The Lion's Roar | Bangla
Show Details5min 45s
Why People Live in Houses | English
Show Details10min 28s
Mulla Nasruddin - The Uses of Wisdom | English
Show Details9min 15s
The Wooden Head | English
Show Details9min 46s