Mentors

Aakriti Mehrotra
Aakriti’s tryst with sports began when she was all of 9 years of age, and wanting to combine the love for sports with her passion for writing, she decided to combine the two and began writing for online publications at the age of 16. Utterly and entirely in love with the beautiful game of football, she has written for some leading sports websites. She also had an in-depth piece on the Olympics featured as the Cover Story for The Sunday Pioneer. Aakriti has worked with the Indian Super League as well as the International Cricket Council as a digital coordinator and is currently working as the Assistant Media Manager of the Local Organising Committee for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, the first FIFA tournament India will host. A history graduate, she also has a deep affinity for the (academic) disciplines of humanities and is undergoing a politic and sociological awakening. Having learned Hindustani Classical Vocal music for eight years at Welham Girls’ School, Aakriti hopes not ever to be too distant from music.
 Through the mentoring programme, she hopes to learn more than she has the capability to impart, and is sure of the same since the process has already begun.

Anannya Tripathyi

Anannya is a post graduate in psycho-social clinical work from Ambedkar University, Delhi. Having done her graduation from Lady Shri Ram College in psychology. Trained formally in Bharatnatyam for sixteen years, she has passionately engaged into acting since her childhood. She practices theatre in Delhi with some of the leading groups and directors of the city namely Tadpole Repertory, Wide Aisle Productions, Improper Fractions and Free Parking Theatre.
 Currently Anannya is teaching drama in Pathways Noida, as a part of the team of Theatre Professionals. She is associated with the drama departments of schools like Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, The Heritage School and New Era Public School. Anannya also organizes life skills workshops for children of all age groups as a team member of Life Set organization.

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Priyam Jain

Priyam is a trained counseling Psychologist and a certified art therapy practitioner, She has worked extensively with people across ages and diverse communities. Her interests lie in Positive Psychology. She has also worked to design and deliver interventions that focus on enhancement of resilience, self – worth, motivation and well being of her clients. Priyam is also trained in Neuro linguistic Programming and Cognitive Analytic Therapy both of which contribute to her ability to understand, empathize and facilitate psychological interventions.

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Gunjan Gupta

Gunjan been working as an Educationist and Drama Facilitator for about 12 years. She has worked with companies like Theatre Professionals and Pomegranate Workshop and a few NGOs working in the field of Education. She loves to paint and has been experimenting with Murals and painting on garments. She also loves to learn various martial arts. She has tried her hands at Kalaripattu, TaiChi and Aikido.

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Dhruv Samrat

Dhruv is an undergraduate student studying English Hons. at Hansraj College. Ambitious, inquisitive and impassioned are the adjectives he uses to define the ‘positive’ side of his character.

Ardent about music, art and literature, he’s able to pursue the same through teaching the same. “The fruit of such volunteering has been utterly satisfactory, sweetened by amazing lessons for myself”, he claims.

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Manasi Chopra

Manasi is an applied theatre practioner, actor, and a freelance Japanese translator. She is also a certified Creative Arts therapist. She has worked as a drama teacher in schools, besides working with a few organizations that use theatre for change. She is currently learning to play the piano. Manasi loves beaches, animals and travelling.

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Sukriti Agnihotri

Sukriti is currently pursuing her post graduation in psychology from Delhi University. She shares her passion for child psychology and education with music and is also a trained Hindustani Classical Vocalist. She was the founder and president of Daulat Ram College’s Music Society, ‘Alahyaa’, which is now among the top music societies in the DU music circuit. While she wants music to always be a part of her life, her future aspirations include working with children with special needs by establishing a centre with specialised interventions best suited for their continuous growth in education and life skills. As an intern in Aagaaz, she conducts music workshops along with others.

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Kanika Gupta

Kanika is currently working with Maynardleigh Associates and has been heading the Finance Department for more than 5 years. She’s an enthusiastic traveller who comes from a Commerce background. She used to exhibit her love for numbers as a part time teacher, imparting her knowledge of mathematics.

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Adya Narain

Adya is a Journalism graduate from Delhi University, and currently studies at JNU. Having indulged in various forms of visual arts like graphic design, mix media painting and photography herself, she strongly believes in the power of artistic expression to convey the ineffable and in its use as a tool for societal change and reconstruction. She also holds a keen interest in the study of social sciences particularly intersectional political theories, more recently in pedagogy and hopes to further specialize in it. Along with being a dynamic learning exchange, she sees the mentorship program as a big step outside her comfort zone. 

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Gayathri Sreedharan

Gayathri is a researcher (and aspiring true crime-writer), based in Delhi. She thinks ‘Elementary’ more than Sherlock and knows dogs better than humans. She loves singing, acting and generally showing off, on and off-stage.