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Key contributions

Founder & Chairman | BITS Private Limited

One of India’s oldest technical translation companies founded in 1992

Co-founder & Chairman | BITS Language Technologies

Developed Vernac, India’s first croudsourced translation platform

Member | Executive Committee

National Language Translation Mission, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Government of India

Member | Course Committee

Rajya Marathi Vikas Sanstha, Government of Maharashtra, Ministry of Education

Chairman | Indic Internet & Language Technology Subcommittee

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)

Member | Regional Language Committee

India Internet Governance Forum under the aegis of the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)

Member | Working Group

ICANN’s Universal Acceptance Local India Chapter

Co-chair | FICCI’s National Taskforce

On Multilingual Internet & Universal Acceptance

Vice President | Alliance Française de Pune

Fondation des Alliances Françaises

Founder Member & Past President

Confederation of Interpreting, Translation & Localisation Businesses (CITLoB), India’s language industry association

Member | Advisory Board

English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS) & Symbiosis Institute of Foreign and Indian Languages (SIFIL)

Member | Board of Studies

Department of French, Fergusson College, Pune

Member | Executive Committee

Lakshya Institute, a national award winning sports NGO

Member & Department Secretary | Sport Committee

Deccan Gymkhana Sports Club, Pune

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Books

Know your word’s worth

Know your word’s worth

Genre - Business

Continental Prakashan (2010)

This book offers an insightful peek into the market for languages services in India and suggests ways to monetise the languages we know

शब्दाशब्दांत

शब्दाशब्दांत

Genre - Language

Sakal Prakashan (2013)

This book takes a refreshing look at English as a foreign language and gives readers ample examples for a better command over the language

अनुवाद - एक उज्ज्वल करिअर

अनुवाद - एक उज्ज्वल करिअर

Genre - Business

Continental Prakashan (2011)

This book is the official Marathi translation of the book 'Know your word's worth' that was originally written in English

Mind It!

Mind It!

Genre - Humour

Rupa Publishing (soon to be published)

This book is a tongue-in-cheek look at how Indian English can confuse or amuse and highlights the peculiar ways in which we speak English

Daughters of Patriarchy

Daughters of Patriarchy

Genre - Fiction

Work in progress

A story of three girls that makes us wonder if it is about time we reconsider our views on love, relationships, marriage, sex & children

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Subtitling

Mi Vasantao (2022)

Mi Vasantao (2022)

A Marathi feature film on the life and times of Pandit Vasantaro Deshpande, presented by Jio Studios and directed by National award-winning filmmaker, Nipun Dharmadhikari. The film was was selected to be screened at the Marché du Film at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and also at the 2021 International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Geet Ramayan (2018)

Geet Ramayan (2018)

Originally inspired by the Sanskrit epic from ancient India, this dance drama is based on the hugely popular Geet Ramayan (1956), a renowned Marathi adaptation of the Ramayan and has become an instant hit with the audiences. It is available on the video streaming platform Shaale. Private screening of the recording is available is request.

Amaltash (2018)

Amaltash (2018)

A Marathi feature film that was selected for the 2018 Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) and the 2018 Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) Film Festival. While the movie awaits a theatrical release, it is available on the global film streaming platform MUBI. Private screening of the recording is available is request.

अडलय का? (2022)

अडलय का? (2022)

Marathi adaptation of the play, Die Besetzung, written by the Swiss German Author Charles Lewinsky and supported by the Goethe Institut’s Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune and the Swiss Consulate in Mumbai, this play has been exceptionally well received by regular and festival audiences. The play can be staged privately on request.

Ghar Banduk Biryani (2023)

Ghar Banduk Biryani (2023)

A Marathi feature film directed by debutant director Hemant Jangal Awtade and produced by national award winning filmmaker Nagraj Manjule and Zee Studios that has set newer benchmarks for the Marathi film industry from its unique name to its music and much more.

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Story, screenplay & dialogues

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Work in progress

Coming soon to a theatre near you

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Opinion pieces

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Going live on 01 October 2023

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Going live on 22 October 2023

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Going live on 12 November 2023

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Investor & Mentor

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Serving the industry since 1992

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Accolades

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Outstanding Contribution to the Language Industry Award (2016)

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Global top 50 localisation influencer
(Nimdzi)

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Symbiosis Udyami Award for Entrepreneurship (2017)

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Rotary Vocational Excellence Award
(2022)

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Fundraising for causes

Make a donation to a cause I support to book a consultation with me

Right to education for women

Right to education for women

Medicare for the underprivileged

Medicare for the underprivileged

Indian women in sports

Indian women in sports

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Gallery

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Delivering the welcome address at the Marathi Conclave organised by FICCI’s Indic Language Internet Alliance

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Inaugurating the Content and Language Integrated Learning Lab as part of European Union’s Erasmus+ program

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Speaking as the Chief Guest at the Annual Literary Function of the Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune

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Speaking at the Awards Ceremony of the one-act play competition organised by Forum Deutsch

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With the lead actors of the play ‘Der Gast ist Gott’ staged by the Grips threatre in Berlin

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Guest of Honour at the launching of the book of poems ‘Loving a soldier’, penned by Ms Sailee Brahme

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With the participants of the Machine Translation and Post Editing workshop conducted by Vernac, India’s first crowdsourced translation platform

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Chief Guest at the Shabd Mohini, a celebration of Urdu Ghazals translated and presented in various foreign and Indian languages

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At the German Parliament with Frau Cornelia Behm, politician, three-time MP, and leader of Germany's Greens Party

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With the Consul General of France in Mumbai, Ms Sonia Barbry, as part of the Managing Committee of the Alliance Française, Pune

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Being welcomed as the Chairperson at ELTIS-SIFIL’s 10 th International Conference by Ms Jennifer Swanda of Klett Publishing Germany

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Discussing a film subtitling project with national award-winning filmmaker Nipun Dharmadhikari

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Guest Speaker at the induction of the newest batch of students at SIIB, one of India’s finest B-schools

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At the premier of the film ‘Me Vasantrao’ as part of the Subtitling Team, along with the entire cast and crew

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With Padma Bhushan Prof. Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, Founder & President of the Symbiosis International University

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On the panel at FICCI-ILIA’s annual marquee event ‘Bhashantara’ as part of the senior leadership team

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Handing over a copy of my book to Mr Narayana Murthy, Founder of Infosys, one of India’s largest software companies

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At the launch of my book ‘Know your word’s worth’ at the hands of Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, the architect of India’s first supercomputer

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With RJ Anirudh at the RadioOne Studio after recording my first radio interview on the profession of languages

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Chairing the session of ‘Languages and Industry’ organised by Maharashtra Times, one of the leading newspapers in the country

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At the Annual Language Industry Awards instituted and hosted by BITS to celebrate professional linguistic achievements

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With the heads of European language industry associations at the EUATC’s Annual Conference in Tallinn

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With the participants of a unique linguistic immersion program for professional translators in Paris

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With the students of the first course for technical translators, organised jointly by BITS and the Alliance Française de Pune

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Delivering the opening remarks at FICCI’s annual symposium, Bhashantara, as the Senior Member of the Indian Language Internet Alliance

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Contact

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