The Team

Pramod Kumar KG
Managing Director

 

Pramod 1

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 & 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.


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.


Ankita Chugh
Research Associate

Mrs. Leela 5Ankita 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.


Kanupriya Sharma
Sr. Archivist
Kanupriya Sharma

After finishing a Master’s in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Kanupriya worked in outreach, marketing and communication roles at organisations such as WWF and DAG. Thereafter, her keen interest in art and heritage fuelled her decision to pursue another Master’s programme in Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Simultaneously, she gathered experience at public museums in Scotland, in roles ranging from research, collections management, exhibition design, interpretation and education programming. Kanupriya now plans to create innovative strategies to formalise heritage processes and procedures in India. She additionally wants to focus on improving audience access to stored collections in museums, developing engaging exhibitions and delving into the domain of visitor assessment.


CHANDRIKA ACHARYA
ARCHIVIST
CHANDRIKA ACHARYA

With a research interest in archives and collections, Chandrika has previously worked with the extensive Nemai Ghosh Theatre Archive and Modernist Artist Archives at the Delhi Art Gallery. She is also a published author having composed comics for Amar Chitra Katha and written for Coldnoon (an international journal of travel writing and travelling cultures). She likes to collect books published in the erstwhile USSR and avidly follows ways in which art can register dissent. She hopes to learn the Indian flute in depth.


Aparna Ramachandran
Archivist
Aparna Ramachandran

Aparna Ramachandran has a Bachelor’s degree in History from Sophia College, University of Mumbai, and a Master’s degree in Landscape Archaeology from University of Bristol, England. She has a strong background in research, heritage management, and museum-based programming. As Research Consultant with Lord Cultural Resources, she worked on content development for Buddha Smriti Museum, Bihar, and was part of the Collections Management team during the initial planning phase of Bihar Museum. She has conceptualised, organised, and conducted educational programmes for Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai. She was also involved in organising heritage-related programmes for Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Mumbai. The most recent addition to her career graph is a stint as Consultant Archivist at Cipla Archives.


Abhiruchi Oke
Project Supervisor
Abhiruchi Oke

Abhiruchi completed her graduation in History and pursued a Master’s of Arts Programme from Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune in Archaeology and Ancient Indian History and Culture. As an archaeology student she had the opportunity to participate in various excavations in Chandore, Rakhighari and Nagardhan.

After her Master’s degree she acquired a Post-Graduate Diploma in Museology and Conservation from CSMVS, Mumbai. While pursuing this course she worked as a Collections Manager on the Sarmaya Project (private collection) during which she extensively worked on coins.

She has currently cleared her Ph.D. entrance exam at Mumbai University. Abhiruchi’s areas of interest range from Art, Architecture, Iconography to Archiving and Museology as well.


Rushal V. Unkule
Archivist
Rushal V. Unkule

Rushal pursued a MA in Archaeology and Ancient Indian History and Culture (AIHC) after having completed his graduation in Chemistry. He recently completed his M. Phil in Archaeology in which he focussed on the study of human skeletal remains from the Megalithic sites of Mahurjhari, Vidarbha (Maharashtra). He also participated in several archaeological excavations at Rakhigarhi (Haryana), Talapada (Odisha), Nagardhan (Maharashtra), and Math-Pimpri (Maharashtra). He also was part of the Pollavaram Salvage Archaeology Project initiated by the Andhra Pradesh Government to safeguard the archaeological sites and temples of the state that were threatened by submersion.

He has also published three of his research papers in reputed journals like ‘Heritage Journal of Multidisciplinary studies in Archaeology’ and ‘Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies (ISPQS) Man and Environment’ .


Tsering Chosdol
Archivist
Tsering Chosdol

Tsering graduated in Buddhist Philosophy and also pursued an Acharya Degree (equivalent to a Master’s degree) in the same field from the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi. She also holds a Diploma in Heritage Site Management and Scientific Conservation from Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune- a degree offered in collaboration with INTACH, NRLC and the National Museum Institute (National Museum, New Delhi).
Tsering is currently pursuing an MPhil in Archaeology and Ancient Indian History and Culture (AIHC) at the Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute Pune. Her research is focused on “A comparative Study of the Development of Stupa Architecture in Ladakh”. As a student of archaeology, she has also participated in various excavations, including one held in Nagardhan in 2018.

Tsering’s interests lie in archaeology of Buddhism, heritage site management and conservation, as well as Buddhist philosophy.


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 also has a keen interest in travel photography.


Sneha Dhing
Junior Archivist

Sneha Dhing has done her post graduation in Modern and Contemporary Indian Art History and Curatorial Studies from Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai. She has been working as a docent at the Piramal Museum of Art and is passionate about Art inclusiveness and the revival of lost arts and crafts. She is an avid reader and enjoys traveling.

Sneha joins us on the Somaiya Vidyavihar project in Mumbai.


Vikas Saxena
Junior Archivist
Vikas Saxena

Vikas has joined Eka on the Mumbai Police project, he graduated in History from DAVV, Indore. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Ancient Indian Culture History and Archaeology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai as well as a PG-diploma course in Museology and Conservation from CSMVS, Mumbai. His interest lies in studying the Brahmi Script, Pali language, watching documentaries, writing poetry, teaching, and exploring new places.