Artists and Experts

Anurupa Roy
is a puppeteer, puppet designer and director of the puppet theater. She started at her group Katkatha in 1998...

Leadership Collective

Junoon is delighted to be associated with the Leadership Collective travel and learning programme, run by 360+ and Voygr Expeditions, which gives a group of 30 Indian and US students from historically marginalized communities a fully funded opportunity to study in India.

Junoon brings to the programme a stimulating engagement with arts and culture, working closely with experienced artists to unleash arts processes that stimulate enquiry, reflection, exploration, perspective and expression.

The focus this year is on climate change and climate action in North India (Delhi, Agra & Ladakh).

We are thrilled to bring to this programme the expertise and knowledge of Anurupa Roy (puppeteer), Bikram Ghosh (actor), Orijit Sen (graphic artist), Smita Vats (heritage educationist), Vandana Shiva (environmental activist) and Neel Chaudhuri (playwright, director).

For more on the programme, click here

Programme Details : 7 July 2017 to 30 July 2017

7 - 12 & 14 July, 2017 : New Delhi
Orientation, Trip to India Gate, Workshop with Orijit Sen, Old Delhi Tour with Smita Vats & Itihaas. Visit to Water Plant & SmartAir with Swechha, Conversation with Vandana Shiva & Neel Chaudhuri, Workshop with Artist Facilitators

13 July, 2017 : Agra
Agra Tour to Taj Mahal, Taj Mahal Nursery, Itmad-ud-daulah with Smita Vats & Itihaas

15 - 28 July, 2017 : Leh & Nubra Valley

29 - 30 July, 2017 : New Delhi
Final Presentations by participants

Anurupa Roy
is a puppeteer, puppet designer and director of the puppet theater. She started at her group Katkatha in 1998 which was registered as the Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust 2006. She has directed over 15 shows for children and adults ranging from the Ramayana and Mahabharata to Shakespearean comedy to the Humayun-nama. The puppets used by the group range from 3 inches to forty feet. Click here to know more

Bikram Ghosh is an actor and storyteller based in New Delhi. He is a founding member and Company Manager for the Tadpole Repertory, one of Delhi's most prominent theatre groups. In his life outside the theatre, he occasionally writes short stories for children. Click here to know more

Neel Chaudhuri is a playwright and director based in New Delhi. He is a Founder and the Artistic Director of The Tadpole Repertory. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater's Directors Lab and PLUTO, an international collective of theatre directors. Click here to know more

Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmental thinker, activist, physicist, feminist, philosopher of science, writer and science policy advocate, is the Director of The Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. Vandana Shiva's book, "Staying Alive" helped redefine perceptions of third world women. Shiva has also served as an adviser to governments in India and abroad as well as non-governmental organisations, including the International Forum on Globalisation, the Women's Environment & Development Organization and the Third World Network. Click here to know more

Orijit Sen is a Graphic artist, cartoonist and designer based in New Delhi, India. He studied graphic design at the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. He is one of the founders of People Tree - a collaborative studio and store for artists, designers and craftspeople that has grown since its inception in 1990. He is also engaged in an Indo-Palestinian project on cultural resistance in collaboration with theatre artists. Click here to know more

Smita Vats is the Founder and currently the Director at ITIHAAS. She founded ITIHAAS is 2004 when heritage education was not even in its nascent stages. Her roots are in theatre, which she is still passionate about. Smita has built ITIHAAS as the leading organisation today, which propogates heritage as a knowledge resource for people and not just as a tourism prospect. Click here to know more

ITIHAAS is a New Delhi based organisation that aims to bring into the realm of structured education India's tangible and intangible heritage, traditions and legacies of learning. To ensure that every child is a rightful inheritor of their past and becomes an active participant in conservation, internalization and popularization of India's heritage. To accomplish this vision, ITIHAAS partners with schools, teachers/ mentors, parent bodies, government and non-government agencies and civil society to promote an understanding of heritage. At the core of every partnership is the ITIHAAS learner - "The Child". Click here to know more

Venues Dates Time
16-19 yrs
24 days
Not Applicable