Loves to hyphenate everything – there is always another thought attached to the previous one! She loves playing with words, experimenting with tastes, and helping little things (with feet and roots) grow. She studied Psychology, Mass Communication and Cinema Studies, and her passion lies in combining words, images and ideas. Aditi always wanted to change the world – she still does, just one step at a time – will you come along for the journey?
Likes contradictory things. She loves the calm and peace she feels while admiring natural beauty, cozying up with a book or painting. She also loves the thrill of adventure sports, hiking and exploring new places and cultures. Always curious to learn more about practical things, Jyotsna also likes to ponder over philosophical questions like man's place in the universe. She is a sucker for mysteries that don't have a rational explanation. Jyotsna studied Electronics and Communication Engineering, has a Masters in Biomedical Engineering and works in Education. She strongly believes that only knowledge and exposure can help us grow as a person.
Grew up in New Delhi and went on to study Art History and Aesthetics at MS University, Vadodara. After working for several years -- earning a post-graduate diploma in Advertising Management in between -- she took up courses in art, design and photography at Princeton University, an experience that expanded her visual world-view tenfold. Today, Upasana lives in Delhi with her husband, two children, and two very crazy dogs. More than anything, she still loves working with her hands to create something unique -- whether with her camera, with food, or with art and craft.
Lives in a world of dreams and likes spinning a yarn when she wakes up. She ran a library as a child, dreamt up a veterinary hospital, had 17 dogs for best friends, wanted to live in a run-down tank, aspired to be a mountain climber, studied economics and finance, and speaks five words in French. Finally she does all this (and more) through the stories that she tells! A storyteller, Rabani Garg works extensively with books, stories and children. She designs and conducts book reading and storytelling sessions at schools / libraries and runs Reading Caterpillar - a children's Library and reading program.
The Motivation for Thinkling
How, Mama? Why, Mama? When, Mama? We can't count the number of times we have tried to answer these kinds of questions from our children. Along the way during the process of exploration and of explanation, we have shared in our childrens' discovery and wonder. Many times we were stumped, completely floored by the vast nature of their questions - and we know we are not alone!
Since those early days, we have been looking for a magazine that would perfectly supplement our children's thirst for knowledge. We wanted something that would be safe for them to read on their own, that would challenge them and yet inspire them, and that could become a fundamental tool in their learning and growth. Something they wanted to read in bed, on the loo, on the bus, everywhere. Something they could really sink their teeth into.
Here is our attempt… Let us know what you think!