utsaah

Above zeal. Exuberance.
Joy of living; an exultation of spirit

Individuals from different walks of life, joining hands to create stories of adventure, of overcoming challenges, of exploring new paths and sharing the small and big things in life. That’s our story.

It is the never-ending pursuit of joy that gives us our identity. Reflecting in our name and in our spirit, it is the force that propels us to work harder, together. We seek to create more stories, not just for ourselves, but for our extended family of partners, instructors, facilitators, and the participants in our programs.

Our inclusive approach motivates us to be informed, caring, global citizens and inspires us to build a better world!

The Team

Amit Das Gupta has over two decades of experience in teaching and training across industries. His area of specialization includes servant leadership practices, positive psychology and critical exploration. A pioneer in experiential education in India, he has been instrumental in creating and mentoring the finest educators’ team in the country for more than a decade.

Anubhav Das heads the strategy team at Utsaah. He is deeply passionate about exploring new concepts in sustainable systems. He co-founded one of India’s first commercial aquaponics facilities. Earlier Anubhav was a Partner in a leading experiential education company. In his role as a design specialist, he has worked with leading higher education institutes in developing their brand identities.

Deepa Kapoor is the CEO of Time ToKnow’s India operation. She has 20+ years of corporate experience in wide range of functions like finance, operations, business development and has also headed HR for an infrastructure company. Deepa holds a BA degree from Smith College and an MBA from the Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as the head of CSR committee as part of a board position.

Deepak Gambhir with over a decade of experience in outdoor education, leads the service learning initiatives at Utsaah. Introduced to adventure early in life, Deepak brings forth immense experience and knowledge of outdoor and off country travelling, and with it, the wisdom that one gets on the road. Naturally inclined towards colors, music and creativity, he often uses these as mediums of teaching and developing free expression of creative thoughts in children.

Kushal Soni is an experienced Experiential Educator and has been working passionately with teens and young adults on character development through outbound programs for last 7 years. He has led participants from India and abroad on numerous treks and also been a part of several expeditions. To complement the hard skills, he also undertook ‘Human Behavior Process Labs’ which honed his soft skills to process all experiences. At Utsaah, Kushal looks after program delivery using his holistic approach to experiential learning.

Raj Sharma has been into adventure from a young age. A trained and certified rock climber and mountaineer, he combines his love of the outdoors with education to provide meaningful experiences for children. For sixteen years, Raj has delivered experiential and service learning programs to school groups from Dubai, Hong Kong, UK, Singapore and India. He infuses his programs with inquiry, innovation and reflection.

Sandeep Nandrajog is an engineer by profession, with a fascination to know how people interact with their environment, Sandeep’s love for the outdoors is boundless. His deep passion has taken him to some of the most obscure places in ‘The Great Himalayas’. Sandeep has used his travel and cultural immersive experiences to develop the depth in Utsaah’s cultural exploration programs. When he is not off on a journey you can find him leading sales and marketing at Utsaah or running marathons.

Srishti Mandaar with her Masters in Development Communication & Extension from Delhi University, is focused on research for changing status-quo in society. Her expertise in documenting cultural heritage and social change projects has led to insightful learning experiences for progam development. At Utsaah, Srishti brings together the knowledge and research requirements for service and cultural programs.