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Meet the Team

Meet our amazing team behind the Articles, Podcasts, Social Media posts and this amazing website.

Founders

Arushi Menon

Arushi Menon

Hi! I’m Arushi, a founder of Project Kara. I look forward to expanding our Kara community!

Kaavya Mundkur

Kaavya Mundkur

Hey, I'm Kaavya, a founder of Project Kara who loves making horrible puns. I really hope that this project helps improve the way we treat and handle mental health in India.

Writers

Mihika Kumar

Mihika Kumar

Head of Writing

Hi! I'm Mihika, a writer at Project Kara. I don't think anyone can be captured in just a few lines, including myself- but what I can tell you about myself is that I believe everyone has a story, a purpose and can achieve all of their dreams. I hope my stories can help you understand your worth, and that you are not alone.

Spoorthi Giridhar

Spoorthi Giridhar

Hey! I’m Spoorthi, resident writer here at Project Kara. For the past several years, I’ve spent my time battling the stigma surrounding mental health through powerful prose and poetry. I hope you find a safe space in my work and largely, here at Project Kara.

Ananya Zharotia

Ananya Zharotia

I’m Ananya. I love to read, write, help people and to understand them. I’ve always believed that mental health holds great importance. By writing for Kara I’d like to make people feel less alone and more positive.

Riya Garg

Riya Garg

Hey, there! I’m Riya, a teen with a lot to say who enjoys reading and dancing. Writing, to me, is a medium for all that goes unsaid, and, being passionate about mental health, I’m super excited to be here. I hope my works make you feel understood and loved, because you are <3

Shruti Koundinya

Shruti Koundinya

Hi! I'm Shruti Koundinya. I've always been passionate about writing and I'm looking forward to using it to touch base on important issues that aren't talked about enough. I'm glad to be part of the Kara content writing team!

Podcast

Tavishi Nidadhavolu

Tavishi Nidadhavolu

Head of Podcast

Hey I’m Tavi! I’m currently in Grade 11 at Inventure Academy and a part of Project Kara’s podcast team. I’m extremely passionate about music, writing and helping others. I strongly believe everyone has a voice, and no one’s should go unheard, and I hope to be able to give each and everyone of you a voice through our platform :)

Akanksha Velath

Akanksha Velath

Hi everyone! I'm Akanksha and I'm part of the podcast team. Apart from being a complete bookworm, I love dancing, debating, listening to good music and of course.. Food! I'm super excited to bring fun and insightful episodes for all of you to tune into!

Anvita Vishwanath

Anvita Vishwanath

Hi, I’m Anvita! I absolutely adore music, books, and coffee. I have an uncontrollable urge to pet every dog I see, I love binge watching dramas, and enjoy exchanging stories - hence, the podcast.

Nadir Malik

Nadir Malik

My name is Nadir Malik. I love reading books on psychology, writing novels and coaching other people when it comes to self improvement. I am a dedicated advocate of mental health support and the opportunity to provide a better mental environment for youths is why I am proud to be a part of Team Kara.

Aayush Manapat

Aayush Manapat

Hey! I'm Aayush, but everyone calls me Manapat. I'm passionate about history, law, and politics, and you can usually find me in a Wikipedia rabbit hole about the same. I love doing MUN and public speaking and find that I can express myself better through speaking than with the written word - that's why the podcast is where I want to focus my efforts on.

IT, Graphics and Web Design

Varun Satish

Varun Satish

Head of IT, Graphics and Web Design

Hey I’m Varun! If you don’t find me procrastinating, you can find me geeking out about physics, chemistry and just anything related to science. I love climbing even though I don’t look like it and I like to bake to while the time away.

Marketing

Kabir Burman

Kabir Burman

Head of Marketing, Public Relations and Creative Director

From Politics to Law, Travelling to Arts, Journalism and International Relations; I’m up for it all- as long as there are snacks of course!

Lavanya Ranjan

Lavanya Ranjan

A girl who loves anything that tells a story.

Pragya Bhatt

Pragya Bhatt

Hi! I'm Pragya! I'm currently in grade 11 and a part of the social media team! I'm passionate about musical theatre, art and my biggest goal in life is to be a Disney princess!

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