The Team

Pramod Kumar KG
Managing Director

 

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Pramod Kumar KG the Managing Director of Eka was the founder director of the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing at Amber, Jaipur, directed the Jaipur Virasat Foundation and instituted the Jaipur Literature Festival. He is currently co-director of Mountain Echoes, the Bhutan Literature Festival. He has lectured extensively across the world and is a published author with contributions in several books, journals and magazines. Until recently he was the editor from India of the Textiles Asia journal.



Deepthi Sasidharan
Director

DeeptiA Fulbright and Fundacao Oriente scholar, Deepthi’s intensive research stints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and in Aveiro, Portugal combined with her academic qualifications in museology provide a comprehensive approach to managing projects. She has curated several exhibitions for important private and Government collections and was previously the Chief Archivist at the Tata Central Archives, Pune. She works with planning projects from inception to execution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Anita Jacob Koshy
Manager – Documentation and Archiving
Anita Jacob Koshy

Anita’s area of interest and professional practice lies in collection management- focusing primarily in museum documentation systems and collection care. She has worked on several private and public museum collections across India documenting collections such as the Mahar Regiment of the Indian Army, Government Collections including artist Nicholas Roerich and private Royal Collections at Jaisalmer, Hyderabad etc. She was nominated to visit the United States on the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) that facilitated her to officially visit premier public and private museums, art and cultural Institutions across five states to study and observe their collection management systems and storage facilities. She was previously Archivist at the Alkazi Collection of Photography, Delhi.


Moushumi Chatterji
Research Associate
Moushumi brings with her more than 10 years of experience in the field of museography, heritage management and community linked cultural and natural environment based sustainable development programmes. She has worked with leading museum institutions like the National Museum (New Delhi) and Indian Army Regimental Museums, consulted with the World Bank on alternative livelihood programmes, ecologically sensitive and sustainable tourism projects and Interpretation Centres. She has also developed and promoted heritage-based tourism infrastructure at Udayagiri and Khandagiri (Odisha) as consultant for the International Finance Corporation (IFC). She brings a holistic and nuanced understanding of the dynamics of cultural heritage and its development.


Leela Alexander
Office Administrator
Mrs. Leela 5Mrs. Leela Alexander is a graduate of commerce from Kerala University. She has 18 years of experience in office administration and management. She has undergone co-operative training from the Thiruvalla East Co-operative Bank Ltd. With her accounting and co-ordination skills she is at the helm of all administrative activity at Eka.


Moumita Halder
Projects Coordinator

With an academic background in history and museology, Moumita’s area of interest lies in the oral history documentation. She has worked in several research and documentation projects for private collections as well as for institutions of national and international importance such as the National Museum Institute, Jadavpur University and University of Leicester. She is also trained in paper conservation and audio-visual archiving. She has worked extensively for documenting and creating the metadata of the audio-visual collection of IGNCA.


Ankita Chugh
Research Associate

Ankita has a graduate degree in History from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, as well as a Masters in History, with a specialisation in Modern Indian History, from University of Delhi and a Masters in the History and Culture of Fashion from London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London. Ankita has an interest in textile and costume history and is interested in the relationship between issues of clothing for men, masculinity and culture in 18th century colonial India. She also has a background in retail, research and analysis.


Monalisa Behera
Archivist
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Monalisa is a formally trained art historian from St. Andrews University, Scotland and Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Her research interest lie in early medieval Indian art and architecture, iconography, art between the world wars, and Indian cinema post 1960. She is researching the visual narrative and symbolism of Sakta tantra manifested through the now obscure goddess cults. She has been as a research scholar with the National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities and has work experience working with art galleries, national and international exhibitions, art fairs and biennales. She has worked with renowned Indian theatre Director Amal Allana on a documentation project concerning the life and times of Ebrahim Alkazi, as well as a collaborative cinema archival project called Filmi Jagat for the Alkazi Foundation.


Rini Rajan
Archivist

Rini is a graduate in History and has a Masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management. She has travelled extensively to archaeological sites in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, and was part of an archaeological excavation of an Acheulian site under the ASI. She has documented artefacts under the National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities. She also holds a postgraduate diploma in IT.


Hitanshi Chopra
Archivist
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With a graduate degree in Physics and Masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management, Hitanshi works with inter-disciplinary approach in the fields of cultural management, museum studies and heritage tourism. She has explored various Buddhist and archaeological sites in the Ganga Plain in Uttar Pradesh and extensively travelled to many heritage sites, monuments and museums in Rajasthan. She has interned with the Documentation & Storage Project of Corporate Museum of DS Group, Noida and was part of Paris based MNC for almost a year and also dabbles as a content writer.


Hassan Chishti
Intern

Hassan Chishti is a History Graduate from Kashmir. He’s been living in Delhi for a while and has experience handling events. He loves to travel and enjoys the outdoors. A desk job would be anathema to him. He’s always looking to learn and reads from the book of life as much as he reads from libraries. He is fascinated with the diversity the world has to offer and wants to know as much as he can about cultures, crafts, traditions, languages, music, art and architecture, while trying to find a common human connection amongst them all.


Sameer
Photographer

Sameer began his journey as a Studio Assistant at Printer’s Devil, a Delhi-based printmaking studio. With Printer’s Devil, he has gained an exposure in the field of arts and cultural heritage while working on a wide range of photographs and negatives owned by various cultural institutions. He was trained by Mr. Ishan Tankha, a renowned photographer and has assisted him in several exhibitions. He also has experience of working in documentary cinema. He has been working as a commercial photographer and is now interested in working with heritage collections. Being an avid traveller, he has also has a keen interest in travel photography.