Talking Street is a gastronomical labour of love, built by many contributing artists.
Maheima is the founder of Talking Street and the key contributor for Bangalore. She can be spotted sampling street fare on different streets, attempting to get some interesting nuggets out of the vendors and clicking away at everything that comes her way.Maheima is a Physics graduate from Sri Satya Sai University and an MBA from IIM Bangalore. She has 9+years of work experience in marketing and related disciplines across organizations such as Unilever, Tata Global Beverages and Britannia.
Abhishek’s love for all things food and travel make him believe that the best way to discover a place is by meeting and spending time with the locals engrossed in their daily food rituals. A self-confessed Wiki-freak, Biryani is his biggest weakness. His deep experiences at work have had him selling make-up in hinterland Bihar and launching a premium fashion brand with a Bollywood diva. He has 12+ years of work-ex across Unilever, WNS Marketics, Britannia and Myntra. Abhishek has a degree in Economics from St. Stephens, Delhi and an MBA from SP Jain, Mumbai.
Naganand Doraswamy has over 25 years of experience in the industry and the president of TiE Bangalore. He is a successful entrepreneur with extensive experience in management and technology. As co-founder and EVP of SPAN, Naganand actively leads engineering in R&D apart from providing strategic growth inputs across the business streams. Prior to SPAN, Naganand has had several successful stints across startups and established organizations in the USA. He has been awarded 8 patents and 2 patents are pending in the area of networking and security. Naganand has a Masters in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic and State University. He got his Bachelors in Computer Science from U.V.C.E, Bangalore, India. He is married with two kids. He loves playing tennis and occasional golfing, and enjoys reading fiction.
Zunder is a highly experienced computer professional with over 20 years of rich and extensive experience in the Internet and Telecom sector working in Software Product Development and Solution Delivery. An expert in building MVPs, he is the ex-CTO of Mahindra Comviva and the current Co-founder and CTO of two cutting-edge technology companies, OpenTurf and WyzeBot. He has to his credit products that have up to five nines availability in at least 50 leading telecom operators across the globe and applications like browsers, protocol stack, messaging clients that run in millions of devices ranging from feature phones to smart phones from the top handset manufactures. His current Interests include IOT, Wearables, Breaking Digital Divide and especially connecting the unconnected. He believes in shipping products and prefers progressive elaboration over perpetual deliberation.
Sanjay is a Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Advisor & Angel Investor with 27+ years of experience in sales, marketing, technology and leadership roles in the high-tech industry. His expertise lies in process and organisational transformation, technology strategy and implementation, project management, new product development, financial restructuring, customer acquisition and go-to-market strategy. He has four successful ventures from inception to successful acquisition to his credit. He also brings to Talking Street his entrepreneurial spirit that drives his desire to build an idea from its inception, help nurture and grow it, to a size that would have an impact in the space that it was created to be in. He also sits on the advisory board of various companies in various domains to mentor and provide his management & business skills specially to start ups and young entrepreneurs in India. Sanjay is passionate about culinary arts and carries a strong desire to someday revolutionize the world of fine dining.
A fun loving person, Abinash is an engineer by education and a full-stack developer by profession with expertise in CakePHP and ROR platforms. He has many varied interests including cartoon artistry, gaming, collecting Indian currency and biking with friends. He lives by a simple motto – Shoot for the moon even if you miss you will land among stars.
Social Media Lead
A Mass Communications professional, Shadan has over 10 years of corporate experience in Social Media and Content Management. She enjoys exploring online strategies as much as she enjoys dancing. Her creative eye for detail and online engagement practices are custom-crafted for Talking Street. With various creative campaigns constantly up her sleeve, she connects with users intuitively to form lasting relationships that begin online.
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Siddharth Mathur has a weakness for Rajasthani-style pyaaz kachori, and a sweet tooth that appreciates a warm plateful of jalebi with rabdi. He is the founder of Fastah, a startup with the mission to make the mobile internet more fun and more enjoyable. Prior to starting up, Siddharth created smartphone software at Nokia and Nellymoser. He obtained his Engineering degrees from the University of Arizona and the University of Delhi.
Rupam is an alumnus of Anna University Chennai & SRM University Chennai with an engineering degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering followed by a MBA in Human Resources. Passionate about building meaningful products, he co-founded and managed a product solutioning services company in his initial work stints. His primary focus areas have been managing & architecting products, sales & marketing, setting up teams & operations. He is a genuine foodie with a love for all things good, an amateur musician and a passionate writer. Believes in the happiness of being and works consistently towards imbibing this in the products he works on.
Always in the quest of knowing how things work, Akshaye is perpetually curious about the whys of the universe. A web developer by passion, he enjoys working on back-end systems and is comfortable building full stack applications. As a hobby, he loves to make life simpler by writing scripts to automate things and keep life organized. Being a deep thinker, world affairs, political-science, history and philosophy interest him. His work can be found here – https://github.com/akshayeshenoi.
VARSHA C MURALI
A fun-loving person who is fascinated by the simplest of things, Varsha likes interacting with different people and hearing their stories. Always ready to try her hand at anything new which comes her way, she enjoys a wide variety of activities. From adventure sports to photography to cooking to exploring new localities, she keenly follows her interests. Travel is a huge passion and Varsha is keen to explore more on that front soon.
Sonia is a freelance WordPress developer and has several years of experience in developing and customizing WordPress themes. She is also a blogger and attempted a startup (an online mothers’ community blog) before falling in love with WordPress development. She likes to experiment with cooking and coming up with her own recipes, and is fond of Italian cuisine. She loves designing furniture too.
Noor is interested in a lot of things and never knows exactly what she wants to do. Right now, her deep interest in Psychology is the only thing that compels her to go to college. Apart from this, she is into photography as a hobby, loves food and travelling. She wants to understand people’s behavior in society and feels that exploring streets and sampling food seems to have coupled her interests and helped her build very valuable experiences.
An aspiring street photojournalist by passion and a science, art and travel enthusiast by nature, Bramhi finds herself intrigued by almost everything that makes up the universe. When not walking around on the streets and photographing every second thing that she sees, she likes reading, cooking, and writing sometimes.