Visually challenged lady runs mythical story telling podcast for kids
Thenhippalam (Malappuram): A storytelling podcast 'Sankaraleela' that introduces mythological stories for children has completed 50 episodes.
Retired assistant registrar of Calicut Unviersity Renuka Warrier, who is visually challenged, launched the online story telling using Google Podcast during the lockdown last year.
Renuka initiated the podcast to share knowledge to children along with entertaining them. Now the podcast has over 3000 listeners, she said.
It takes upto two days to narrate stories which sounds impressive to the children and edit the audio using Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) software. Stories are uploaded once in a week.
The first story was 'Ganapathi Prathal'. The stories from myths like Ramayana, Mahabharatha, Bhagavatham and the stories of grandmothers are narrated in the podcast. Renuka plans to tell the Indian classic tales also in future.
Earlier, Renuka had made headlines by preparing audio books for the visually challenged people when she was working in the university.
Renuka was subjected to 7 surgeries before she could turn 7 for correcting her vision. By the age of 27, she lost her sight completely. She started engaging in creative activities after learning computer.
Daughter of Thrissur Pazhuvil native K Sankara Warrier and Leela Warrasiyar, Renuka currently lives with her sister Suchithra, who retired from Kozhikode Providence College.