The story telling goddess from Hyderabad opened with a short, fun story about a frog race. She went on talking about the beauty and dangers of storytelling, the power of imagination and the importance of day dreaming. Deepa Kiran is a storyteller, education consultant, writer and voice-over artist. She weaves in music and movement into her telling and holds training programs for teachers on employing storytelling in the language classroom. She lives in Hyderabad and holds her shows and workshops across the country. She holds a Masters in English Literature from the University of Hyderabad and a PGCTE (Post graduate specialization in the teaching of English) from EFLU, English and Foreign Languages University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.