The Arohan Media School’s organisational structure has been created to facilitate governance, administration, syllabus & pedagogical up-gradation, master classes, industry engagement, student welfare, and constant inflow of high quality research on New Media.
Dr. Aparna Dwivedi, Dean, The Arohan Media School
Aparna Dwivedi has 25 years of experience in the field of Media, Academics, Consulting and Digital Arena working with media houses and government sector. An expert i India Politics she has been writing for different news websites and magazines like BBC, First Post and Governance Now. In the consulting capacity, she was engaged as the editor for National English Channel NewsX and Regional Channel Prime News and instrumental in revamping the Channels. She was a member of the founder team of leading news channels like “Aajtak”, “Star News” (now ABP News) and “NDTV Metronation”.
Aparna started her career with a leading newspaper Dainik Jagran and shifted to Electronic Media in 1995, when Aajtak was launched as a twenty-minutes news program in Doordarshan.
She also worked as consultant Editor with Delhi Government. She was the editor for their two Delhi Government Magazine, Dilli Masik, and Bhagidari.
As a Media Academician, she was associated with many Universities and launched a media School for ITV Network and has been instrumental in designing the syllabus of Television and Digital Media in several Media Schools. She has also authored various books and wrote research papers which have been published in many national and international Journals.
Arvind Joshi, AVP Group Strategy, Amar Ujala Publications Ltd
Arvind Joshi is a New Media professional with specialisation in content, product and audience strategy. Content and Creative solutions are areas he enjoys the most. He has been associated with every aspect of Media since 1993, starting with professional theatre, literature, advertising, until 1999, when he transited into New Media. Thereon, he worked through every aspect of the New Media assembly line with leading New Media companies like Times Internet, Hindustan Times, Buongiorno, and a leading start-up of its time RockeTalk.
Arvind has spearheaded numerous content brands in India for Web 2, Social Web, Mobile Apps and Convergence; helped formulate and tell brand stories in the Digital/Mobile & Social space - some of which have won over 35 national and international awards. His experience spans Product-Content-Brand (TIL, Amar Ujala), Mobile Marketing (HT, RockeTalk), Mobile Social App, Ad-sales, User Engagement (RockeTalk, Amar Ujala), Mobile VAS & B2C Products (Buongiorno). He is presently working as AVP Group Strategy at Amar Ujala Publications Ltd, where he helps design and plan convergence programmes, new products, verticals and projects to achieve strategic objectives of the group.
Garima Dutt: Founder: Yellow Studio, New Media/Creative/Content Consultant & Teacher
Garima Dutt is an experienced media, content & communications professional with over a decade of experience in Print, TV, Digital, Telecom (M-VAS) and Advertising space. Most of her media experience lies in creating, developing, delivering and managing content across traditional and new media platforms. She has worked with the best of national & international brands and has hands-on experience in coordinating, planning and implementing projects and programmes as a content strategist and consultant. She is also working as a content & media consultant, freelance journalist/writer/editor for national newspapers and magazines.
Her Specialisation is Content Creation, Content Management, Acquisition & Alliances. She can ideate, package & ensure end-to-end content delivery across platforms (Print, TV, Radio, Web & Mobile). She excels in Project Management for new product roll-outs. She also specialises in setting up Content Teams for new media companies, start-ups and Telecom VAS.
Writing & Editing (Content for websites, articles, newsletters, internal & external communications, blogs, social media posts, press releases), Audio programming, Anchoring, Acting & Voiceovers , Trends-mapping, Audience analysis and developing new communication plans along with content strategies for new media products (Websites, Apps et al) is also her forte. Garima is an expert in Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing Strategy, ORM, Public Relations and Communications.
Tanmay Guha Roy, Digital Producer at BBC Media Action India
Tanmay Guha Roy has a proven track record of more than fifteen years at the intersection of digital content, technology and marketing, with award winning outputs, each ahead-of-the-curve at its time. He has managed large-scale, high-traffic (used by millions of users) and top-brand digital projects (from large portals to smartphone games) and used Cross platform (social, web and mobile) experience with growth hacking. He has strong exposure in digital strategy, analytics, product development and media publishing.
Tanmay has written for BBC branded websites and driven prestigious social media campaigns like, Lead India, Aman Ki Asha, Femina Miss India, Times Fresh Face etc. He is known as Digital native with intense understanding of market disruptors.
Nazim Iqbal : Digital Design & Programs, Agile-UX Coach
Nazim Iqbal uses design to enable business and technology realize its human potential. He collaborates with organization and brands to find their emotional sweet spot and help them engage humans with it. And he has eighteen years of experience doing this across global and start-up organizations, brands and teams. He is a mass communication graduate, social anthropologist and expert design leader with experience of having setup happy design organizations across Nokia, Sapient Interactive and a few start-ups. He led the design mandate providing inspiration and impetus to build a culture of trust, innovation and risk taking.
He started his career as a market researcher and his journey across digital design organization and products have equipped him to envision design solutions from a product concept to the user outreach programs. His user-first orientation enables him to never lose sight of users’ needs in spite of playing various roles. It has also shaped his approach to be agile in his design process and to engage with users as early and as frequently as possible. Over the years he has evolved from collaborating with designers, technologist, researchers, content strategist and program managers to incubating design culture in organizations. He has worked both as a consultant and design leader with brands and organizations, enabling them to incorporate design in their specific digital programs or to enable their digital transformation journey. Nazim keeps exploring the evolving role of digital in fulfilling emotional needs and is passionate about culture, education & health care.
Sayed Mohammad Talha Nazim: Senior Executive Creative Director at Innocean
According to The One Show 2014 rankings, Talha Nazim is world's No. 2 Creative Director, the world's No. 6 writer. He has been instrumental in creating award winning campaigns for prestigious clients across categories. He also won 180 odd regional and international metals and nominations (finalists) at Cannes. The Gunn Report reports that his campaigns were one of the most awarded pieces in 2004 & 2013. He played a key role in making Leo Burnett India, the numero uno agency in the network in 2004. In 2013, his effort made McCann the No.1 agency in India according to the Gunn Report. He also won Ogilvy India's only Lion in 2015.
With a stellar career spanning 21 years at Leo Burnett, Bates, McCann and Ogilvy and having worked in Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kuala Lumpur and Mumbai, Nazim has been responsible for some amazing work on brands like McDonalds, Dutch Lady, Siemens, JSW, Exide, General Motors, Fiat, Asian Paints, Reebok, Penguin, Coca Cola and Philips.
"Carefully combine years of business, strategy, marketing, technology & digital transformation leadership. Add results. Serves best when allowed to chill."
11-year digital innovation guy with a passion for leadership, change management, digital transformation, digital strategy, digital marketing, marketing technology (martech), customer experience (CX) and business development/sales.
Kunal’s USP is building, devising and conceptualising digital and software service/ product led campaigns and value driven programs that are customised for a large number of clients across India and abroad. He is a lead protagonist and endorsee of business driven best practices.
Customising and crafting products in close conjunction to SME and SMB sector forms the core of his occupational pursuit.
Has worked with the leading brands in the Media and Telecom domain like HT Media, Tata Docomo, Dainik Jagran and Amar Ujala.