Baan is an entrepreneur, musician/composer, and an avid adventure lover. He has more than 14 years of experience as a professional musician performing and recording worldwide with musicians like Bernie Marsden, Murad Ali Khan, Sushmit Sen, Kamal Sabri, Leonhard Huhn, Sebastian Gramss, Philip Zoubek, Rabbi Shergill, Orosz Zoltan, Gianni Denitto., Derek Beckvold to name a few. He is a recipient of the APThink South Asia Fellowship, RSA fellowship (UK), British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneur award, Goethe Institut’s SAWAUR fellowship and Fellowship in Leadership & Innovation. He has had an exciting career in the corporate world (thanks to his foray into the world of business management and information technology) but chose to pursue arts as it brings him closer to his passion and be a part of the global ‘creative change-makers’ community.
He currently spends most of his time performing and composing music with a multi-arts live performance project – Dastaan LIVE, that he co-founded with Sumant Balakrishnan.
Vardhna Puri completed her Masters in Human Development and Childhood Studies from University of Delhi in 2010. Since then she has been working with various organizations in the development network. Her longest stint was with the Aga Khan Development Network where she worked as a Program Coordinator of the Early Childhood Care and Development Program which is part of the larger Urban Renewal Initiative. She was involved in designing and implementing programs for children below six years of age who live in Nizamuddin Basti. Currently she is enrolled as a PhD student with University of Delhi and she plans to study childhood, migration and policy implications. Her other interest are photography and art.
Paromita Ghosh is a special educator and counselor with years of experience of working with children and young adults. She recently resigned from her job as a counselor in Bal Bharti Public school, Pitampura and now devotes her time to teach children with special needs.She is often seen sitting outside her home gardening or near the street dogs who adore her presence.