Meet the Team

Ruchita Madhok is a designer, writer and entrepreneur. She is the Founder-Director of communication design studio Kahani and publisher of the Storycity imprint of heritage guides. Ruchita works at the intersection of the creative industries and cultural economy in India. Her practice spans the areas of communication, design and strategy for cultural institutions, foundations and creativity-led enterprises. Read more

Studio Carbon is an Indian-Dutch studio that works at the intersection of design, systems thinking and storytelling to build solutions for an abundant and thriving future. Emerging from the ethos of the National Institute of Design, Studio Carbon is the vision of nine passionate designers, each having their own diverse skill sets that complement each other.  Read more

Susmita Mohanty is a spaceship designer and the only space entrepreneur in the world to have started companies on 3 different continents. She is the CEO of EARTH2ORBIT, India’s first private start-up. She has co-founded two other companies, MOONFRONT in San Francisco in 2001 and LIQUIFER in Vienna in 2004. Prior to turning entrepreneur, she worked for the International Space Station (ISS) Program at Boeing in California and did a short stint at NASA Johnson in Houston. Read more

Shubhra Raje is an architect and educator with works that range from community networks in Colorado, rehabilitating masonry structures in Egypt to the design of cultural, social and educational spaces in India and the US – thereby engaging diverse issues, multiple constituencies and varying scales and geographies. Her work is directed through design trajectories from within the context of each project, through the lens of profound relationships that remake the conventional rather than of expressive shape making. Read more


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Raman Madhok is a business strategist, mentor and a role model leader  with over 38 years of experience in Human Resources, Marketing, Project  Management and General Management. He has held leadership positions at John Cockerill Group of Belgium, Al Ghurair Iron & Steel (UAE) and JSW Steel, Wyeth Lederle, Parke  Davis, Pfizer, Taj Group of Hotels and Voltas in India.  Read more

Ashok G.V.

Ashok is an Advocate practicing before the High Court of Karnataka and a Partner of Factum Law, Bengaluru. As a commercial disputes litigator, he represents clients across industries and sectors in litigations involving indirect taxes, company law, contracts, intellectual property rights, product and service liability claims. Read more



Siddharth ‘Sid’ Das started his career at an investment bank, before turning to hi-tech. He spent more than a decade as an organization builder in tech companies in California. After moving to India in 2008, Sid ran the country’s first start-up credit bureau and then went on to lead two fintech companies – first, PayZippy at Flipkart and then Jio Money at Reliance. In 2019, Sid co-founded Univ.AI with Professors from Harvard and UCLA. Univ.AI is creating a premier online university for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Read more



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