Priya Srinivasan

Originally a Journalist with over a decade of experience in print and electronic media including UTV, The Indian Express Group and The India Today Group, Priya Srinivasan was afflicted with an idea back in 2006: that the inherent potential of children is best tapped by marrying creative expression and learning processes; and that children need a ...

Zahra Gabuji

Zahra  holds an MA (honours) in English Literature from The University of Mumbai. She also has a post graduate diploma from Social Communications Media, at Sophia Polytechnic. She began her journey with Pomegranate after a brief stint at Hindustan Times in 2011. She is extremely passionate about the arts in education and is of the ...

Advaita Mane

A dancer, storyteller and dramatist, Advaita's aim is to infuse her sessions with multiple arts that awaken the magician in each child.  Advaita Mane is an Odissi dancer and has several performances and accolades to her credit. A recipient of the ‘Singaar Mani’ national title by the Sur Singaar Samsad, she has also received a ...

Apeksha Harsh

Apeksha Harsh holds an MA in English Literature from The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. If that wasn’t enough, she went on to earn her MA in Writing from The University of Warwick. Whilst in the land of the English, she penned the Japanese folktale based opera Kaguyahime for Operamus. She also taught creative ...

Aparna Gupta

Aparna Gupta is an Economics Graduate with an MBA in Finance. She has worked with two of India’s premier financial Institutions, namely, Shipping Credit and Investment Company of India (SCICI) and erstwhile ICICI Limited. Later she returned to her Alma Mater, S P Jain Institute of Management and Research where she was associated with the ...

Chandni Shah

Chandni Shah graduated with a degree in mass communication from Mumbai University. She followed that up with a brief stint at York University, Canada where she took courses in Business and Communications as part of an exchange program. During her stay in Toronto, she frequented the local public library and chanced upon the children's section ...

Judith Thomas

“As a student I used to love the opportunity to read aloud in class. It was one of my favourite things to do. Working with Pomegranate as a facilitator for the Magic Reading Room is as good as a childhood dream come true. I get paid to read aloud (among other things)!” announces Judith. She ...

Elvira Castelino

Elvira has been a part of The Pomegranate Workshop since 2014,  "I love reading aloud, especially to children. They travel with words uninhibitedly, as if on a magic carpet ride. It's also amazing how a single story is perceived in different ways by each person, I learn something new in every class." she says. At Pomegranate ...

Sreevidya Surendran

Sreevidya ‘Sree’ Surendran holds a Ph.D in English from the English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad. She did her M.A in English at the same university and received her B.A in English from Stella Maris College, Chennai. Coming from a long line of teachers, she finds herself at home in Pomegranate with its innovative approach ...

Sonal Khale

Always a performer, she first set foot on stage as a dancer at the age of three and there has been no looking back ever since. Sonal is a trained Bharat Natyam dancer and CREATIVITY has continued to be her calling. Be it visual art or performing art, she believes that the arts have been ...

Komal Suryawanshi

Komal Suryawanshi feels ''every line is a helping line'' and she encourages her students to avoid thinking about 'mistakes' and learn to love to what they draw. An alumni of the Thane school of Art with a focus on Printmaking, Komal credits her environment for her varied artistic work. She helps in research and class room processes for ...

Himani Sanghvi

Himani Sanghvi is a collector of stories and a reader. She has studied mass communication from Mumbai University. She has been a Teacher at Mainadevi Bajaj international school and has worked with low income government school during her Teach for India fellowship. Her last stint was at Zaya learning labs where she worked as a ...

Khadija Shiore

Khadija Shiore holds a degree in English Literature from Mumbai University. She also has a diploma in Creative Writing and Film Appreciation. She is an avid reader and a contemporary fiction enthusiast. Who is also obsessed with TV shows and has a keen interest in World Cinema. She tries to encourage  curiosity and welcomes questions in ...

Ruchika Thakkar

Ruchika holds a bachelor's degree in Advertising. After graduating, Ruchika worked in a Public Relations Firm only to realise she wanted to do something in the education sector. The Teach For India Fellowship gave her an insight into different ways that facilitate learning in children. She strongly believes in experiential learing and that different art ...

Pranita Pandurangi

Chaser of beautiful sunsets, believer of magic, seeker of all things true and beautiful. Pranita believes the classroom is a place where children can learn not just how to read, write, draw, sing or solve math but also a place where they can learn to see and appreciate all the beautiful things in the world. Pranita finished her BA ...