Meet the Intern: Ritika Purang

Ritika is our latest intern. She has a passion for yoga and travel writing, and has been an absolute godsend here at the Centre! She's been busy collecting stories for our project with the City of Perth, 'If on a winter's day a traveler'. Here's what she had to say...

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be and why?

A blend of ocean blue, sea green and white all packed in one crayon. These three colours together are happy calm colours. They make me feel that life is always going to be good…at the end of any day, it will be good.


What are you studying at university and what has been your favourite unit/subject to date?

I am studying Masters of Media and Communication, majoring in Cultural studies from Curtin University.


What does a typical day involve as an intern at the Centre for Stories? What has been your favourite part of the experience?

My typical day would involve coming in checking what tasks I have lined up – these could be on-going tasks or future projects. I will then allot times to each task and take it from there. Maybe stroll to the nearest café for a chai and cake for a treat.


What is your favourite way to consume stories?

Reading. It encourages imagination. Imagining my own version of the written words is fun!


Do you have a favourite story?

I’m not going to lie, it will always be Harry Potter.


What do you like to do in your spare time?

Yoga. Read. Have brunch at cafes. Be a local tourist.


Why do you think stories are important?

Stories are liberating. They take an individual on a journey. And just like we all have different definitions for love or happiness, the journeys we embark on whenever we read, watch or listen to stories are our own journeys. It can never be replicated.


If you could have dinner with any three people (past and present), who would you pick and why?

Elizabeth Gilbert – Dig her brains on creativity

Walt Disney – Who wouldn’t enjoy hearing about the origin of Mickey Mouse and his friends?

Bill Bryson – Fantastic take on travel writing