Sharva Mangaonkar, Photographer

A brief summary of your background and occupation Sharva Mangaonkar is a student of French at Fergusson College. She enjoys photography, especially street photography and has been assisting an industrial photographer for a year now. When not engrossed in shooting people and things, Sharva plays rugby, paints and sketches. How did you hear about this …

Kiran Bajaj, Coordinator – Act 5

Kiran Bajaj is a sikh girl, born and brought up in Pune, married to a Marwadi for the last 17 years, and happy at that. She has a daughter, a teenager of 15 years. Having studied management from the University of Pune, Kiran has been an active player in the fields of brand management, corporate …

Sneha Sahajwani, Coordinator – Act 4

Sneha Sahajwani is a voice-over artist and a teacher at the blind school (Hon). She’s a proud mother of two children, daughter Henika, 23 years, pursuing MS at New York University and son Rahul, 19 years, studying SY B.Com while working in an Event Management Company. Sneha is married to Ravi, a BE mechanical fellow, …

Nidhi Shand, Coordinator – Act 1

Nidhi Shand is a Bachelor of Architecture from MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur. She went on to pursue masters in Landscape Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Nidhi has been working as a Landscape Architect from 2006. How did you hear about this project? I was informed about this project from a friend. …

Gauri Khandekar, Coordinator – Act 6

Gauri was brought to this beautiful city when she was in her 10th standard, due to her father’s job change. Her entire family, including her parents and siblings fell in love with Pune and have continued to be here ever since. Gauri has completed her graduation in computers, after which she was immediately married. She …

Aishwarya Chordiya, Blog editor

Aishwarya is a recent graduate in Economics from the Symbiosis School of Economics. The inner student inside her coupled with  a constant curiosity about the world, led her to pursue an additional diploma in liberal arts. Having always been fascinated by words and the message they hid within, Aishwarya went on to study German and …

Kumud Johry, Coordinator – Act 2

Kumud Johry recently retired as a senior teacher of DAV Public School, Aundh. Her unfading passion for acting led her to play a character artist in 5 films and 3 serials and still counting! How did you hear about this project? My daughter, Pragya, is a friend of Sonali and told me about this initiative. …

Smita Kelkar, Coordinator – Act 2

Smita is an instrumentation engineer by profession, serving the software IT industry by way of different roles and a “lead by example” philosophy. Having been with the industry for 19 years now, she still wishes to contribute more to the IT community. Presently Smita works in Siemens Industry Software (I) Pvt. Ltd, Pune as an …

Namita Kichlu, Coordinator – Act 1

Namita, is a Hindi teacher by profession, having almost 25 years of experience. Before that, she’s been the anchor at All India Radio for 4 years. Juggling all this, during the same time, she started a car driving school for women, being the proud trainer of 400 students! Ask Namita how she turned towards writing …

Amrita Tilve, Coordinator – Act 7

Amrita has always been drawn to making things beautiful. First interior designing helped her fulfil her urge, and now this responsibility is borne by cosmetology. How did you hear about this project? I heard about this wonderful endeavour from a friend. What convinced you to participate? Although I was extremely excited on hearing about this …