The Tree Planting Man Gets To Work in Ninoshka Dias’ Story for the #6FrameStoryChallenge

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 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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