Stories from the pages of life.

Rediscovering the art of storytelling for adults and for children. It is a one of its kind curated show of fascinating stories translated and adapted from different time zones and cultures performed by various artists. Wari is a curated storytelling production created by Nicky Chandam and Anuja Jaiman. The word Wari means story in Manipuri language.

Wari is about celebrating ethnic diversity and showcasing the weft and warp of our social fabric through folktales, our carefully curated and written stories connect, entertain and make you ponder. Our forte is to provide a platform to the lost art form of live narration of folk stories as a tool to promote cultural insights and unity amongst diverse communities. Translated into Hindustani, these folk tales are not only from the North-Eastern regions but from different parts of the country (and the world). Our USP is the subtle references and parallel commentary on our current socio-political context that we embed in them. We intend to bring out these stories in as many languages as

as we can so that the stories can reach different cultures.

Wari has been showcased at different spaces in different cities of India.

A select list of spaces where Octave Foundation has showcased Wari and other productions: 

  • India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

  • The Attic, New Delhi

  • The OddBird Theatre and Foundation, New Delhi

  • The AntiSocial, New Delhi

  • Instituto Cervantes, Embassy of Spain, New Delhi

  • Delhi Art Festival

  • World Book Fair, Delhi

  • Times Lit Festival, Delhi

  • Little Theatre Group, New Delhi

  • Kumaon Literature Festival, Uttarakhand

  • Kahaani Literature Festival, Jaipur

  • North East Festival, Delhi

  • IIT Guwahati

  • The Tripura Castle, Shillong