Our Team

Great People make great work. Meet the real people behind all the smoke & mirrors.

Building Blocks of KU

Nirmala Peters - Mehendale


Founder Trustee and General Secretary

She is the Founder Trustee of KU and represents India on the International Committee of The World Kindness Movement. She is also the Founding Director of Mind Movers Management Consultants and Sustainable Technology for Environment Protection Pvt. Ltd. She believes that a ‘Kinder World is Possible’ through the power of supportive networks, collaborations and greater interconnectedness. Her mission is to increase and throw light on the unnoticed ‘Upstanders’ for the impact they have on the greater good.

Lopa Vyas


Founder Trustee

Lopa Vyass, is one of the Founder Trustees of Kindness Unlimited. She is the Founder Director- Edutrain Consulting, with over 30 years of hands-on HR experience, is a Life Coach, Mentor, Counselor and Trainer. Masters in HR from NMIMS. Lopa has spent over 17 years as a consultant assisting organizations with their HR challenges. She acts as a Mentor and Coach to entrepreneurs, helping them take their business to the next level. She assists colleges on various issues like interview skills, presentation skills and other need based programs to make them more employable. Also for Faculty Development and Mentorship Programs. She is part of the core team of “Navshrujana” a system of education beyond academics.

Sonal Singh


Trustee

Sonal is a HR professional with 20 + years’ experience, currently working with Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) Pvt Ltd as Head of Group – HR & Admin. Why KU resonates with Sonal? The world around us is becoming quite intolerant, hostile, and self-centred. I believe seeding kindness can be one of strong remedy. She quotes Theologian and Philosopher Albert Schweitzer – “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” Through Kindness Unlimited she would like to spread kindness so that it melts the hostility away and brings the world closer.

Sunita Machado


Trustee

She is currently a Region head with India Today TV and previously worked with CNBC TV18 and Eli Lilly &Co. Sunita has an MBA in Marketing from NMIMS with over 13 + years of experience in Sales & Marketing. She is also the Executive Secretary of the Archdiocesan Commission for Women, in Mumbai. Her interests lie in Community development & Women’s rights. We give Kindness when we can, only to receive it back when we need it the most. Bank on Kindness is her motto.

KU Mentor

Venkat N. Krishnan


Mentor

Venkat started his career with the media, working at the Times of India Group and the founding team at Sony Entertainment Television between 1993 and 1996. In 2000, he set up GiveIndia, a donation platform that channels resources to credible non-governmental organisations. He also cofounded Educational Initiatives Pvt Ltd, which he exited in 2018. Venkat is a signatory to #LivingMyPromise and an active #DaanUtsav volunteer. He tends to spend a large amount of his time and money to promote the act of giving and volunteering for the greater good of humanity.

KU Youth Council

Kavya Bhola

Kavya has focussed on diminishing Gender inequality in various capacities since 2015. As a Multimedia and Mass Communication Graduate from Delhi University, she created 5 multimedia productions for Gender Sensitisation. During her one year at Young India Fellowship, she volunteered with Breakthrough, to bring Gender sensitivity to Govt. Schools in rural Haryana through multimedia. In 2018, with PRADAN, an organization providing livelihoods to rural and Adivasi people, she engaged with indigenous women in rural Rajasthan with a focus on Gender social justice and micro-finance. In 2019, at Adharshila Learning Centre, southern Madhya Pradesh she built modules for Gender equality and taught soft skills to the children. Finally, in the summer of 2019, TARA was established. “I was born as a female, identified as a woman, and faced the consequences of being one in India. The revolution of thought for real equality has to start.” For Kavya, TARA Foundation is a fearless revolution towards a Gender Equal world.

Kavya creates content, designs curricula, and facilitates workshops accentuating the dialogue on Gender inequality to the forefront. One can always catch her in action with her quirky spontaneous activities challenging underlying biases or conversations about healthy relationships, consent, sexuality, and 100% female solidarity. Learning a new musical instrument every year, singing, dancing, and playing with her dogs, Shaggy and Scooby are her relaxation. She uses all those in her workshops because why call it 'work' when it is so much fun?

Simi Kuriakose

With over a decade’s experience in journalism, Simi has worked with leading print publications, including The Times Of India, DNA, The India Today Group, and various online news portals. Apart from working on articles in the realm of sustainability and consumerism in fashion, she has also touched upon topics highlighting the challenges of marginalised communities. Now an independent journalist, she prefers writing and editing long-form features on culture, lifestyle, and human interest. During her undergrad at Loreto College, Kolkata, Simi also worked with a few NGOs and taught children from low-income backgrounds.

Sriya Ganesh

Sriya hails from Mumbai and is currently working as a software developer at Amazon for the past 4 years. She enjoys reading, writing and blogging. She has been an active KU volunteer for years supporting and advocating for the causes KU stands for and firmly believes in the philosophy of balancing self-interests with the greater good.

Ayushi Khare

Ayushi hails from a small town in Madhya Pradesh, called Sagar, wherein she grew up amidst dense greens and lakes. After her schooling, she moved to Delhi to pursue her B.Tech in Computer Science from the University of Delhi, wherein she began exploring art, poetry, policy, and all that the space had to offer. Post her graduation, she moved to Ashoka University to pursue the Young India Fellowship in the hope to understand the world around her a little better. Here, she began volunteering with Chhoti Si Asha, a grassroots-based NGO in Chandigarh, where she discovered the love and joy service brings to oneself. After her fellowship, she moved to Mumbai for a stint in a CSR Consulting Company as a Knowledge Associate. However, she felt the need to challenge herself in more ways than one, in order to truly understand herself. This is when she applied for the Mother Teresa Fellowship (MTF) and fortunately made it through. Since the inception of her MTF Journey in June 2019, Ayushi has been serving in various capacities at the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, earlier as a Consultant and later as an Advisor to the Commission. Currently, she serves in the Programme Team of Child Rights Fellowship, a collaborative effort of the DCPCR, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, and Ashoka University. Here, she leads various projects which aim to serve children in need of care and protection and children in conflict with the law, especially children who find themselves grappling with layers of vulnerabilities like children with disabilities, those residing in Child Care Institutes, children on streets, or the ones pushed into substance abuse.

She is often found painting flowers on walls and canvases, writing and performing poetry in little poetry circles, or penning long letters to people she loves.

Aditya Sen

After finishing graduation and chartered accountancy degree from Bangalore, he started working with Ernst and Young as a consultant. After three years of working as a consultant, he realized that the world of numbers and excel sheets was not for him and decided to take a huge leap by shifting to the world of academics. He worked as a Deputy Programme Manager at the Office of Learning Support, Ashoka University, Haryana assisting and guiding students with disabilities. Aditya has volunteered with various NGOs’ such as National Association for the Blind (NAB) to extend his services to create awareness about Inclusion.

KU Interns

Hansie Aloj


Website Manager

Hansie Aloj, Website Content Manager. Hansie is currently pursuing B.E in Computer Engineering from Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Bandra. He is interested in the Digital World and Latest Technologies. He wants to spread Kindness by using them and other resources that he is best at.

Nijo Ninan


Website Manager

Nijo Ninan, Website Content Manager. Nijo is currently pursuing B.E in Computer Engineering from Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Bandra. He is very interested in technology and how it can be used to spread the message of kindness everywhere.

Arya Karandikar


Media and Communication

Arya comes from a rather quaint town called Dahanu. She is a media and communication student, studying at St Pauls Institution of Communication Education. She was the first intern at INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art Culture and Heritage) Chapter Dahanu. She describes music and art as a room of solace for her. ‘A simple act of kindness creates the endless ripple’ is a quote which helped her start her kindness journey.

Samuel


Illustrator and Designer

The bioA crazy creative cartoonist, aspiring graphic designer and illustrator, and a huge dinosaur fan...
That's the least that can be put up to describe him...
Here at KU, he's handling illustration and a bit of design - from the cartoony stuff to Kuku's poses...