The Truch School - An institute of innovation and storytelling



Deepti Pant, Senior Mentor

She is trained in Design Management and User Research from National Institute of Design. Deepti has about two decades of professional experience in the field of Design research and filmmaking. She is also formally trained in the craft of filmmaking from FTII, Pune and has worked with ravidespandeproductions in the area of ad films and corporate films. As a film student, she has assisted Saeed Mirza and Vishal Bhardwaj in film projects.

She has over a decade of teaching experiece in creaativity and innovation based courses at some of the very reputed institutes of India.

Ms Meenakshi Neylim

A graduate of NID, Ahmadabad. She has done her PhD in product innovation from Texas University and since then has worked with FIAT, Italy and also in various areas of innovation and user research in the automobile industry. For the last five years, she has been working as a consultant and has worked with brands like Renault, Kodak Films and Colgate and Palmolive.

Ruchika Dharam

A communication design graduate of NID, she is currently focusing on colour and form forecasting. She has worked with brands like FIAT, Toyota and Dell as a colour and innovation consultant. Currently, she is a color consultant for companies in Europe and has rich and varied experience in this niche area of design.

Bala Ramadurai

He is an independent researcher in the field of innovation management. His research interests are in creativity in teams, design thinking, productivity and systematic innovation. He was a systematic innovation facilitator at MindTree Ltd. and was responsible for defining MindTree’s approach to creativity and systematic innovation techniques, tools, and methodology. He is a highly respected trainer on creativity, systematic innovation, design thinking, personal productivity and visioning. He also facilitated innovative problem solving with both internal as well as customer-facing project teams.

Piyush Singh

A graduate of Lucknow University, he further attended college at NIFT Mumbai for Communication Design. His rapid growth curve focused on widening his horizons by working as a copywriter and writing plays, stories and songs which won him wide appreciation not only from business leaders but also from the former President of India, Hon’ble Dr. Abdul Kalam.

Prof Atul Tandon

Prof Atul Tandan has a rich and diverse experience of 37 years, including 25 years in industry. He did his B.Tech (Hons) from IIT Mumbai in 1969,followed by PGDBA from IIM, Ahmedabad in 1971. He worked as Marketing Manager at Hindustan Lever Ltd., as GM – Sales at Cadbury (India) Ltd., as Vice President – Marketing at Bajaj Electricals Ltd., and as Managing Director at J.L. Morison (India) Ltd. He has been Director of MICA for 10 years till 2008 and now is mentor and advisory member of many esteemed universities, colleges and organsations. He is also actively involved in Community development and women’s education.

Chetna Mehrotra

She is an Image consultant. Her consulting offers individual clinics, group consultations and corporate solutions to enhance and project an authentic and an appropriate you. ‘Be YOU : Authentic and Appropriate’ -

Gayatree Sehgal

She is an Image Consultant trained by ICBI under the curriculum of the Conselle Institute of Image Management, USA, headed by Judith Rasband, one of the first Certified Image Master (CIM) in the world. Gayatree has an MBA (Marketing) from Indiana University, USA and graduated in Apparel Manufacturing from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), India before that. She is the Founder & Director of "The Image 360" that provides image solutions to individuals & organizations. Gayatree has an innate ability and passion when it comes to coaching and mentoring individuals formally/informally. For further details

Vandana Bansal

Certified beauty consultant with Oriflame. Independently working as a manager.Excellent knowledge of various types of hair and skin treatment as well as types of makeup.

Ability to suggest tips for dierent skin related problems.Advises client about cosmetics, nails and skin care.

Jyoti Sapra

Behavioral Expert -Jyoti Sapra is acknowledged as an executive coach with a psychology background and ability to ask powerful questions,she is able to help her clients connect the dots from challenge to opportunity with a seamless transfer of knowledge and wisdom. A coach who brings a sense of calm, compassion, empathy and unwavering commitment to ethics and fundamentals with her approach. She is a certified Executive Coach from Coach U University, USA, aliated to the ICF (International Coach Federation)

Jyoti has coached over 200 executives, business owners and individual performers internationally for leadership and work life balance. She is currently associated as an Executive Coach, consultant, and behavioral trainer with various corporates.

Rajeev Raja

Editor at par, has worked with various production houses and is currently working as an editor in the ad film world.

Chetna Kaul

A Direction and Scriptwriting graduate of FTII, Pune, class of 2001. She has worked with many renowned directors as an Assistant Director and currently is a freelancer and is doing independent films and documentaries.

Dhiraj Singh

A Direction and Screenwriting graduate from FTII, class of 2001, he has done various films and documentaries and has been the chief assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bansali. Currently, he is in the process of directing his own film.

Nandita Bikram

A Sound Recording graduate from FTII, class of 1996, she has worked with leading film directors and is currently working on her feature film “ Saiyaan Jhooth Bole” with ‘People Productions Ltd’.

Reema Bora

She is the Direction passout of FTII(2005) and has worked in various documentaries and films as assistant director.

Karishma Daswani

She is a graduate in Information Technology (BIT) from University of Delhi and has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management ( CIPD ) from Middlesex University, London. She has worked with 2 of India’s leading stang companies handling Talent Acquisition across 18 industry sectors. Karishma is now the Founder of – a global ‘work portal’ for women & is also part of the Cherie Blair Foundation for women (UK).

Apart from this she also freelances in Recruitment for MNCs & Fortune 500 companies.Otheriwse Karishma likes to blog at her personal website

Storytelling workshop in progress

Creative writing workshop in progress

Innovation and creativity workshop

Film making workshop

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