Career Mentors

Anubha Doshi


Anubha is a Clinical Psychologist and Arts Based Therapist. She found her calling in psychology and dance therapy and topped Pune University at the masters’ level with a scholarship. With a strong base in contemporary and Indian classical dance, she has been conducting dance therapy workshops for corporates, counseling centers and college students. Presently, she is the Founder-Director of Artsphere, a unique multi-utility arts venue, and is working on a book on developing spiritual, emotional and intelligence quotient in children from birth and conducting parenting workshops at child centres.

Sagorika Dasgupta


Super passionate about voicing her thoughts on paper, Sagorika has been a film and entertainment business journalist for more than a decade. With a journalism degree from the coveted Xavier Institute of Communications Mumbai, she began her career as a technical writer, followed by a journalist. She is now a corporate communications and PR professional at one of the leading movie studios in the world and handles the publicity for blockbuster Hollywood and Bollywood movies.  In her free time, she is busy saving the world from nuclear doom…well, at least in her head, as those are the long lasting side effects of writing about movies.

Gen. Sengupta


A decorated army officer, Lt Gen Sisir Sengupta has been awarded the Ati Vishisth Seva Medal and Vishisth Seva Medal from the President of India for 40 glorious years of service to the nation. An avid traveler, reader and music lover, Gen. Sengupta exudes his youthful charm as he connects with young people, sharing his experiences and wacky sense of humour.

Ekta Choudhry


Ekta has been part of the fashion industry for the last twelve years, as a model and a designer.  After winning the title of Miss India universe 2009 she decided to dedicate her time to fashion and design from an academic point of view. Today she pursues her passion in the art of Yoga and continues to stay connected with Fashion Design through workshops and as a mentor for young adults interested in this field.

Vikrant Ghaisas


Vikrant is a professional pistol shooter and the fourth in the five member Indian Team. Having discovered his passion for sports and fitness, he’s been training as a professional pistol shooter since he was 15. Vikrant is an international medalist, national record holder and has recently added the Shiv Chhatrapati Award to his trophy case!

Shital Chandr Kulkarni


Shital has been a longstanding name in the western music scene in India for the past 20 years. In his many avatars he is the lead guitarist and composer of the band Tungztn, MD at Music Research and Development of India and Music Faculty at FLAME University. He is also the Director of the Institute of Modern Music where he spends most days teaching students everything there is to know about music.

Shefali Tewarri


A seasoned academician and progressive educator, Shefali is the Principal of CP Goenka International School, Pune. She believes that the true value of education lies in opening up young minds to unlimited possibilities. In her typical firebrand style, she works on parenting workshops with corporates and also advises us at The Potter’s Earth, helping us bridge that critical gap between us and the field of education.

Bhabani Mohanty


Bhabani has played many different roles over the years. A Coach, management facilitator, trainer and in his latest avatar, an Author. His articles, poems and short stories have been published through different media and are widely acknowledged. His book “Flicker of hope…Rejection to Rejuvenation” is written to inspire future generations on how to nurture one’s life against difficult circumstances and come out as a winner.

Abhishek Dasgupta


Banker, Advisor, Realtor and Transporter; Abhishek is an entrepreneur in its truest sense. Climbing the corporate ladder was not what this dreamer envisioned his life to be. So at 30 years of age, he left a lucrative corporate job with an MNC bank and embarked on an entrepreneurial journey to become the master of his own game. Today he is the proud owner of Stallion, a Realty Advisory Firm and Luxury Transport venture. With a tongue coated in sugar and a head coated in ice, this music aficionado, family man and entrepreneur shows us that if we dream big, we can achieve bigger.



A post graduate from the National Insurance Academy, Pune, Manish is armed with about a decade of insurance broking experience. He works at the prestigious re-insurance form Mearsk as Vice President. When asked what insurance work really means, his eyes glint menacingly as he says “it means playing on others’ fears”.

Sunil Mangwani


Sunil is a Commerce Graduate by qualification. He is the CEO of Fibforex and Co-founder of the London School of Financial Trading. In the space of currency trading, he also works with individuals and banks to help them develop their forex trading strategies. Sunil is also an instructor with Online Trading Academy, USA. To him, the ‘high’ comes not only from the financial perks, but also from the dynamic nature of his industry where he trades in millions of dollars on a daily basis.

Shilpa Rao


Dr. Shilpa Rao has been in the profession of spreading smiles for the last 13 years. An alumnus of the reputed Govt Dental College and hospital Mumbai, she runs Sweet Smiles Dental Clinic and Implant Centre. She specialises in smile designing, implants and single-sitting  Root Canal Treatments. For Shilpa the definition of success goes much beyond excellence in profession. It is about building lasting relationships.

Ganesh Gangadharan


Ganesh is a Sound Designer at Yashraj Studios with more than 30 films to his credit. His notable movie repertoire includes Dhoom 3, Band Baaja Baraat, Aurangzeb and many more at YRF Studios.

Gaurang Sinha


Gaurang Sinha is an avid gamer and game developing professional. He is Chief Technology Officer at June Software, where he is responsible for scaling real-time games platform to support over 7 Million players with over 5000 concurrent users across IOS and Android. He also builds tools for game developers that help them follow best practices and get their game to market quicker.

Narayan Menon


An IIT Bombay Alumnus with 28 years of corporate experience, Narayan has worked in several manufacturing organizations like Eicher and Mahindras. This spiritually inclined mathematician has 2 patents to his name, is a regular blogger on matters scientific and otherwise, and is a certified career transition coach. Blessed with a whacky sense of humour and a penchant for simplifying mathematical jargon to everyday talk, this original Roadie was driving trucks across the badlands of India way before Raghu was even conceptualized!

Saurabh Jain


Saurabh Jain is a computer engineer by trade. After a brief stint working for a traditional software company, he along with two of his friends started a software startup which they successfully ran for three and a half years. After one of his co-founders was tragically abducted by aliens and the other went underground, he started another smaller company which was acquired by a slightly larger company in due course. He served as Director of Engineering and later Products at this new company for three and a half years. Currently, he is taking a break from hectic startup life to spend time with his two year old during which he consults a few clients on all things web. He is also a published author having written a textbook for Wiley on game programming for Mumbai University for which he occasionally receives death threats.


“It is important for young people to get in touch with their inner selves and know their passions to find their true purpose in life. Commendable work by The Potter’s Earth.”

Ruchi A, Principal, Aman Setu School, Pune

The half day workshop by The Potter’s Earth  was filled insights and inspiration for kids. Understanding the choices that they have and identifying and aligning their strengths with their career goals, filled in new energy and determination in the participants towards excellence. The workshop was filled with energy and fun to keep the kids glued with the session and along with serious thinking.

Tripti Singh, Practice Head, Leadership Development and OD at TMTC
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