The Kahani Project Team

Our Team Of Volunteers


The Kahani Project is run completely by volunteers. Our volunteers organize storytelling sessions in schools, conduct storythons, work with blind and visually impaired children, record stories and have a lot of fun doing that. We only require about 2-3 hours in a week. You can also add the work you are doing with Kahani as a part of your resume.

Qualities we are looking for

  • Team Player
  • Responsible
  • Punctual
  • Polite & Friendly
  • Patient
  • Great Organizer

We’re looking for Volunteers!

We are looking for people of all age groups (children, students, teachers, professionals) to join us as volunteers.

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Uddhav Kumbhar Storyteller, Organizer

Uddhav Kumbhar

A Project Manager through the week and Uddhav dada for the kids over the weekends. Uddhav is one our most committed storyteller and volunteer.

  • Organizer
  • Facilitator
  • Storyteller
Sneha Malani Artist, Organizer

Sneha Malani

Architect, designer, artist and easily the most creative person in our team. Sneha juggles her assignments in eco-architecture with her work at Kahani. Sneha is also the co-founder of The Kahani Project.

  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Organizer
Sonia Malani Organizer, Facilitator

Sonia Malani

HR professional, photographer and master networker. Sonia is the key organizer in the Kahani team and orchestrates all new tie-ups and relationships. Sonia is also the co-founder of The Kahani Project.

  • Organizer
  • Networker
  • Facilitator
Monika Pathak Facilitator, Organizer

Monika Pathak

HR Analytics professional who almost magically facilitates most events of The Kahani Project while remaining hidden in the background. Her key skill is to make things happen. Monika is also the co-founder of The Kahani Project.

  • Facilitator
  • Organizer
Ajay Dasgupta Storyteller, Organizer, Facilitator

Ajay Dasgupta

With an idea in his mind and the encouragement from friends, Ajay Dasgupta left his job to start The Kahani Project in the winter of 2012. Juggles time between two startups now. Ajay is also a storyteller.

  • Designer, Organizer, Facilitator, Storyteller
Yash Kadam Storyteller, Facilitator

Yash Kadam

As a young boy, Yash dove freely into the drum full of books he had collected. Novels, comics, encyclopaedias, magazines. New, torn, glossy, yellowing. These days he is a film maker, computer engineer, photographer, storyteller. Oh...and he also loves dogs!

  • Storyteller
  • Facilitator
Rutu Gole Storyteller, Facilitator

Rutu Gole

A firm believer in how narratives can change someone's life - be it through the houses she designs or the stories she tells. When younger, Rutu loved listening to stories. Now she loves narrating them at the blind girl's school at Kothrud, Pune. She has discovered the storyteller in her.

  • Facilitator
  • Storyteller
Madhur Anand Storyteller, Facilitator

Madhur Anand

After finishing high school plunged into Unlearning, exploring different communities and making short films. Uses stories and games to question assumptions.

  • Facilitator
  • Storyteller
Karishma Modi Storyteller, Oragnizer

Karishma Modi

Karishma is fascinated with language and how it contributes to identity. As a facilitator and educator, she wants to bring more storytelling into formal education...that is until formal education is overhauled altogether.

  • Storytelling
  • Organizing