About Vayu

Historical Writers Association https://historicalwriters.org/writer/vayu-naidu/


Vayu Naidu’s fiction is inspired by the unnoticed drama of daily events that challenge and change us. British History and Indian myth are milestones in her landscape. Dualities and paradox shape the characters while irony steers her narrative; the voice switches as easily from first to third person.

Video & Audio Projects


Ganesh's Secret Forest

New children book by Vayu Naidu

Amazon Link

Black and Bright –

The Advent of Kali

Full zoom video  (cick here)

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The Write Place  

Storytelling & Writing

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Remembering – The role of Art and the Artisan

Gratitude to our Weavers of 2020 who wove what you are about to wear at: www.samasta.in

Seasons of Storytelling

DIWALI (6th – 14th November)

The epic Ramayana culminates in the festival of Diwali. Celebrated around the world, preparations begin this week and its finale is on 

14 November in 2020. With COVID restrictions this year we will miss the sparklers, crackers and the yearly bonfire that all come into Diwali’s Lila. 

However, we will be lighting lamps in doors, and in our hearts. After all, this living legend from world epic literature is about the triumph of light in a world engulfed momentarily, by the dark.

With the odyssey of Sita and Rama and the pantheon of human and animal characters, we understand the struggle continuously to save and raise the value of life against oppression. Here, Life focuses on environment – external and internal. The flower-petals-leaves Rangoli Kolams I’m curating are:

Diwali - Ramayana by Vayu Naidu
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Diwali Part 2 by Vayu Naidu
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Arpan Shiva Kumar - Meditation
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1. The King Receives the gift of his prayers by 

REKHA SUNIL KULKARNI - India. Artist of  Petal-&-Leaves Rangoli

2. Rekha Sunil Kulkarni - The childhood of the Princes. Flower and petal Rangoli in Memory of PRACHI Kulkarni

3. Rekha Sunil Kulkarni - Rama faces his fear and defeats the demon Tataka who is polluting the Dandaka forest. Flower and petal Rangoli in Memory of PRACHI Kulkarni

5. Rekha Sunil Kulkarni's rangoli of the enchanted Sita by the Golden Deer in the forest

4. Rekha Sunil Kulkarni - Sita recognises Rama who breaks Shiva's iron bow and advances with garland. Flower and petal Rangoli in Memory of PRACHI Kulkarni

6. Rekha Sunil Kulkarni's rangoli of Sita advising Hanuman in Ashokavan

7. Rekha Sunil Kulkarni's rangoli of Rama facing Ravana in a battle to save light on earth.

Dedicated to the memory of PRACHI KULKARNI, Created by REKHA SUNIL KULKARNI,

chief executive officer, Mann Deshi, Empowering Women, Transforming Lives


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I share the joy of commissioning and curating this album of illustrations by REKHA to a Ramayana I am telling for the first and twenty thousandth and twentieth time.  For me, the lockdowns of this Pandemic are a seed time for infinite possibilities for the future of our planet; starting clear, hands-on, and simple. It is with immense delight that I distribute sweets after the storytelling. The best way for me to bring it to your door is for you to support the women I admire of MANN DESHI who make them.  This will be a story remembered of a time that we can pass on about the Anthropocene too.

 In recreating nights of storytelling in cyber time, the final part of the epic will culminate on 14 November, so do click and share with family and friends, with wishing us the light of wisdom from self-reflection that Ramayana brings time and time after time….


Text and ‘bina patrika’ unscripted Storytelling – Dr Vayu Naidu

©Vayu Naidu: words, images on this website.

Remember, remember the fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason why the Gunpowder treason, Should ever be forgot!

Guy Fawkes and his companions did the scheme contrive, to blow the King and Parliament all up alive.

A stick and a stake For King James's sake! If you won't give me one, I'll take two, The better for me, And the worse for you.

A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope, A penn'orth of cheese to choke him, A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him. Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring! Holloa, boys! holloa boys!


God save the King! Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!

Gunpowder Plot

(5th November)

Guy Fawkes Poem
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More stories and storytelling coming...

REKHA SUNIL KULKARNI - India. Artist of Petal-&-Leaves Rangoli


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