Creative Mentors

Dilip Mukerjea is a visionary thought leader, and designer of learning ecosystems & innovation landscapes for nations, communities, organisations and institutions. He is also an internationally-featured keynote speaker, accomplished author, corporate consultant and success coach to people in all walks of life. Initially trained as a Marine Engineer, Dilip has opted to focus on society at diverse levels, imparting learning to businesses and corporations, as well as to educational institutions, families,

Sunil Mehdiratta began his career with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations in 1978, thereby paving way to an illustrious career spanning over 36 years. Over the years, Mr. Mehdiratta has been successfully supervised innumerable festivals of India held across the world and has administered many international festivals and artists in the country.

Prerana Shrimali is a senior dancer of the Jaipur Gharana of Kathak. She received her training in dance from Guru Shri Kundanlal Gangani. Having mastered the grammar and the complexities of the Jaipur style, with her grace, innovativeness and imagination, she ranks among the most illustrious and reputed classical dancers of India today. She is a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for the year 2009.

Priti Patel is a well acclaimed Manipuri dancer, initiated into the world of classical dance at an early age of 5. Through the rigorous training she underwent under her Gurus, she excelled as a danseuse in this form of dance and specifically in the Vaishnavite Ras Leela form of the Manipuri dance tradition. She has presented her dance widely at festivals in India and abroad.

Sadhna Shrivastav started her career with Doordarshan when electronic media set its foot
on the Indian horizon. A multifaceted personality, she has contributed to the media and the field of culture in her capacity as consultant and coordinator of international and national festivals, television anchor, stage compere, and director of documentaries and serials.

Ashok Vajpeyi is a Hindi poet of Indian origins, an essayist, a literary-cultural critic and apart from being a noted cultural and arts administrator he is also a former bureaucrat. He was the chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi India’s National Academy of Arts, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India, 2008–2011. He has published over 23 books of poetry, criticism and art, and was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award given by Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, in 1994 for his poetry collection, ‘Kahin Nahin Wahin’.