Anupama Hoskere is the founder of Dhaatu Puppet Theatre in Bengaluru. In this conversation with the Center for Soft Power she speaks about Mahakavi Kalidasa's Malavikagnimitram - a Puppet and Dance Musical by Dhaatu Puppet Theater and about theatre in general. Anupama is taking this show to the US. Set in the 2nd century, the romantic comedy tells the story of Agnimitra, a Shunga emperor who falls in love with a maiden named Malavika who is known to be an extraordinary dancer. Anupama gives us a birds eye view of puppetry in India, the art of story telling and her own journey as a puppeteer.