INSTRUCTORS

Our instructors come from diverse backgrounds and rich experiences. They are keen to share their love for writing and help you develop your writing skills through their extremely interesting and well-designed courses.

Amar Gargesh

Instructor, Kick-start your Creativity

Amar Gargesh is a thinker, teacher and trainer with over 45 years of expertise and experience in creativity and communications. He is the author of the book The Right to Pun. Read more…

Ananya Desai

Instructor, Fiction for Young Writers

Ananya Desai is a writer and journalist, who contributes features to The Hindu and The Times of India. She has also served as a script writer and video content producer for Firstpost. Ananya holds a postgraduate diploma in social communications media from Sophia, Mumbai and an MA in Writing from the University of Warwick, UK. While at Warwick, she served as the project-in-charge for the department’s creative writing anthology. Her creative pieces have been published in Warwick’s Anthology and Beetle Magazine. She is currently working on several projects for prestigious magazines under the Conde Nast banner. 

Chintan Pandya

Instructor, Script Writing for Stage

Chintan Pandya is an actor, writer, director and teacher. He holds a Master’s Degree in Arts, Design and Communication with Theatre Major from the prestigious CEPT University and has received special training from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – University of London with the support of the British Council. Read More

Jean Dsouza

Instructor, Loving the Logic and Madness of Poetry

Jean Dsouza is a poet, teacher, researcher, editor, communication consultant and TEDx speaker with a passion for literature, language and religion studies. She has authored two books on poetry Blue Jeans and 1 a.m. Conversations: Lines Written in Starlight. Read more…

Kusum Choppra

Instructor, Research for Non-fiction

A writer, journalist, environmentalist, numerologist and an inspired reader, her works like Mastani, Nirbhaya & Others Who Dared, Beyond Diamond Rings and Silver Dreams are a tribute to the power of women. Her long career as a journalist enriched her experiences adding subtle nuances to the characters she creates. Read more…

Priya Narayanan

Instructor, Writing for Children

Priya Narayanan is a designer, writer, traveler and teacher…not necessarily in that order. Priya is an award-winning children’s author with three books under her belt and two forthcoming titles. Her stories have also been published in various children’s magazines. Read more…

Ravikiran Rangaswamy

Instructor, Travel Writing and Photo Stories

Ravikiran Rangaswamy is a photographer and a writer. Two of his books ’46+14=06, A Story’ of a Genius’ and ‘Camera & Conversations’ have been featured in the Limca Book of Records. He contributes in travel magazines with photo stories and also does commercial food photography. Read more…

Vishwesh Desai

Founder and CEO; Instructor, Start with Short Stories

Vishwesh Desai is an 18-year-old with a fierce passion for reading and writing. His first novel, Shadows of the Northlands, was published when he was 14. It remains in the Indian Fiction Bestsellers List at the Crossword bookstore three years after its launch. Read more

Email me: vishwesh@inklingswritingcenter.org


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