Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Her understanding of the importance of mental health and well-being does not come from bookish knowledge but rather from her own experiences in life.
With 34 solid years of journalism at her core, Seema has worked with some of the biggest names like The Patriot, The Sunday Mail and the Hindustan Times. Taking bold decisions that inspire change is one thing that Seema never shies away from. So she took the entrepreneurial route in 2015 when she started her own media company, 90CAPS Media.
With immense passion and secured wisdom, The Mind Diaries is her newest baby, and she is beyond thrilled to watch it grow and inspire the masses!
Prachi Raturi Misra
Co-Founder and Managing Editor
The hardships of life, more often than not, ends up being one’s most significant teacher. Prachi feels passionately about the necessity to draw attention to the need for mental health awareness. The catalyst in her endeavours is The Mind Diaries.
Backed by her 23 years of journalistic experience, she has worked with some of the most prominent industry names like The Times of India, The Hindustan Times and The Financial Express. She has also authored three books, and is eagerly awaiting the launch of the fourth one.
Prachi, too, not devoid of courage, quit her job as a full-time journalist 12 years ago and began her new role as an independent writer. She has brought out three inspiring magazines as their associate editor and a supplement for a business daily.
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Doing is always better than simply talking, believes Saanchi. That is precisely what made her co-found TYCIA Foundation, an NGO, in 2011.
As a hands-on CEO, she has played the role of a facilitator in social entrepreneurship and leadership programmes. TYCIA Foundation’s work on mental health during COVID-19 and their ongoing project with inmates of Tihar Jail helped Saanchi develop a keen interest on the issue of mental health and well-being.
She believes The Mind Diaries is a project that will go a long way in walking the talk.
Chief Mental Health & Well-Being Advisor
Namrata Gupta is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist. She has a degree in M.Phil. Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Delhi University.
She is presently working as Consultant with Vimhans Hospital, New Delhi.
With her expertise in trauma-informed practice and Queer affirmative psychotherapy, her hands-on skill and years of training surely make her an asset to a mental health and well-being team.
She has experience working across different work settings and with diverse age groups of individuals hailing from various socio-cultural backgrounds. She also undertakes training, academics and research projects.
Namrata is known for her ability to extend an emotionally safe and enabling space for individuals to freely express themselves while working through their issues and setting themselves free. That perfectly resonates with the aim of The Mind Diaries.
Pranab Kumar Saha
As an artist at heart, Pranab’s work as an Illustrator and Chief Graphic Designer in the daily news print media was approached artistically. From a young age, the beauty of nature and the various facets of human characters fascinated him. To satisfy his fascination and further explore it, he studied art and pursued a degree in BA Commercial from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
Despite his career in print media taking up most of his waking hours, Pranab remained true to his passion for painting.
Given his fascination for human life and nature how could it not manifest to the human mind. Having worked in a stressful media profession, Pranab understands the value of a happy and healthy human mind. And post-retirement when he got the opportunity to design and visualise The Mind Diaries, he took up this challenge too like his many paintings. The young minds of The Mind Diaries he now works with inspire him to keep his mind clutterfree.
Rayan Mehta is a documentary photographer based out of New Delhi. He studied journalism in Hyderabad and later moved to Delhi to pursue his goals in the field of photojournalism and documentary photography.
As India went into lockdown in 2020, he traversed across the states of Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat, documenting the ground realities of a COVID-19-stricken India, covering stories of hope and relief.
During the second wave of COVID-19, he joined the TYCIA Foundation, where he further worked towards documenting COVID-19 relief and vaccination drives. He also started recording stories of the loss of breadwinners due to COVID-19 across hamlets of rural India.
Mehta’s photography focuses on documenting social impact through a journalistic lens. His passion lies in bringing stories of hope and strength to light in otherwise gloomy times. His interest also extends to showcasing the inane neglect towards environmental issues that affect human and animal life. The Mind Diaries, he feels, is a perfect platform for him to showcase his photographs that depict how happy is healthy!
Sukriti Taneja is a Photographer and Writer. She has been working as a freelance photographer for the past eight years and has won numerous accolades for the same. Naturally, she views the world with rose tinted glasses and heaps of creativity.
She pursued her undergraduate degree in Journalism (Hons.) from one of India’s most sought after colleges, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi.
In her endeavours to build a career in the field of Travel Journalism, she is currently doing her masters in Film, Photography and Media from the University of Leeds.
Sukriti feels passionately about giving back to the society, and staying in the cycle of creating good causes. Her approach for The Mind Diaries remains the same. She brings to life stories of hope and strength with her unique way with words.