Meet The Team

Founder Directors

Shailesh AmonkarShailesh Amonkar is known to be an innovative thinker with the ability to envision and accomplish ideas that are unfathomable. With over 29 years of building and managing sales teams that have outperformed year-on-year, Shailesh has worked with The Times of India and Sakal Media Group in senior positions. He is the Founder CEO of Kemistry Media Solutions Pvt Ltd which was established in 2006.

Jaisurya DasJaisurya Das is one of India’s best known brand professionals who has powered winning initiatives for leaders in the industry. His consulting interventions for startups and fledgling brands are termed pathbreaking.  JD has sharp strategic marketing skills catalysed by his deep understanding of consumer neuroscience and behavioural economics. He established India’s premier consulting firm Xanadu Consulting Group in 2003. He is also a prolific writer and is Editorial Director of


Babu Kalyanpur: Our Consulting Editor, has rich experience in both sports and business journalism. Babu has led news desks in Pune and Bahrain and writes extensively on his passion, sports and business besides current affairs and matters of importance to Pune.

Vijayta LalwaniVijayta Lalwani: The Lady from Lagos has always been keen on a career in journalism. Pune365 was hence the right stop. We agree.


Manjiri Gaikwad: A graphic designer and trainer by profession. An artist by nature.


Aditi Balsaver: A rapacious reader and animal lover, Aditi is a traveler on weekends and a writer at night..



Loveleen Kaur: A Dreamer, Traveler and All-time Foodie who is happiest in the company of Animals!



Sudha MenonSudha Menon is an author, columnist, speaker on gender and diversity issues and the founder of writing workshop series, Get Writing and Writing In The Park. She turns fifty in October and is preparing for life in the fifties with much gusto. ‘Feisty@Fifty’ appears every other Tuesday on Pune365.


Ashish KulkarniAshish Kulkarni Ashish is a confirmed Punekar, which guarantees eternal undying love for the city, but also mandates an incurable sense of cynicism about it.
He doesn’t expect the paradox to be resolved in his lifetime


Sanjay MukherjeeSanjay Mukherjeeis a Thinker, Writer, Mountain-Walker and a Pune-based business consultant. He is Founder of RedstoneSummerhill and The Mountain Walker and also serves as Chief Strategy Advisor for the Hong Kong-based learning technology company, Peak Pacific Limited


Tulika NairTulika Nair is a content strategist and creator with almost a decade’s experience in television , print & digital media and a focus on the fashion and luxury industry. She has combined her love for writing with a deep interest in fashion to unearth what fashion means to society, its aspiration, and its identity.


Uma Karve ChakranarayanUma Karve Chakranarayan is editor and publisher of Tell Tail, Pune’s only petzine and partner, Petsworld, a pet food and accessories store. She’s fond of animals and is parent to two mixed breed dogs and a Guinea pig. She also looks after homeless dogs in her area. ’Furholics’ appears every Saturday on Pune365.


Monika PatelMonika Patel – Monique to her friends – is now a permanent resident of New York City, but her heart is permanently in our city, her home for 28 years. Monika’s Musings appears every Friday on Pune365


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