In 2014, when Karishma Mehta started Humans of Bombay as a simple Facebook page, the intention was simple: to tell stories, to connect strangers with the emotion of, ‘You’re not alone.’ She hoped to reach out a hand to those who believed that no one would understand their pain, to envelop those in a warm hug who wanted to share their happiness, to walk shoulder to shoulder with those rebels with a cause, and to just… listen. To your story.
But what began as a simple effort to lend a voice to the voiceless, became much more. What began as strangers coming together, is now a community of over 3.2 million people. What began as 1 story, is now 6000 stories and counting. And it made me realise that this is what we all are– a collection of stories just waiting to be told. No matter where we come from, or who we are, or where we’re going; stories are all we hear, and stories will be the only legacy we leave behind.
The last 8 years have catapulted us into stories beyond our imagination. And as we have grown, we’ve crossed borders, oceans, and hundreds of miles. Today, Humans of Bombay catalogues the beat of humanity, one story at a time. It is India’s largest and only storytelling platform that showcases unique, inspirational and relatable stories of individuals from all walks of life. So let us walk you through them, one story at a time…
Human Resource Manager
Khushnam loves to get an update about all of us through the day, but don't approach her till she has had her morning coffee! You want to try a new cuisine or find a new restaurant, she is your go-to person! A self proclaimed foodie, she scrolls more through food apps than social media! In her free time Khushnam loves to sleep or shop.
Vice President - Brand Collaborations
Nethra loves working with brands and is an outreach champ. She's an all-time learner who likes to approach everything from multiple perspectives. Her life mantra is simple- Work hard, party harder!When not at her desk, you'll find her groving to 90's Bollywood music, drawing Mandalas, or experimenting with new recipes.
Made from and of stories!
Kirtishree lives for days when the wind brushes past her face and strongly believes there is nothing Faiz's nazms, Gulzar's lyrics and Ahern's writing cannot fix.
She’s happiest when drowning in balloons!
Senior Content Writer & Audio Producer
From speaking on the radio to writing, his interest lies in telling meaningful stories. Out of the office, you'll find him acting in theatre productions. In the evenings, he will always make time to listen to podcasts while sipping cups of tea.
Creative Visualiser and Event Conceptualizer
Quirkiness lies in the blood of this young lad.Always digging, designing and creating new content. A nature lover and travel enthusiast by heart.You'll always find him binge watching friends or scribbling something in a notebook theres no in between.
Videographer and Editor
A minimalist by nature, avid cyclist and travel aficionado, Amit is our videographer and editor. inspired by everything around him, he’s an all time learner who loves exploring the unexplored. Nature and people are his favourite muse- he can turn the most dull things into art!
Urvi lives by her myriad interests in business, spirituality, reading and dancing.She works on business plans during the day and does tarot readings at night.No week is complete without endless cups of coffee.And when her conflicted interests aren't taking up on her time, you will find her losing
Digital Marketing Manager
With a care-free attitude, our Digital Marketing Manager, courses her way though life! A believer of her intuition, she dreams of taking over the digital world. Outside office, you’ll find her exploring new places to eat and drink at, experimenting with different recipes, jamming to classic rock, our animal welfare warrior and full time cat servant.
Junior Content Writer
With a love for words, our Junior Writer’s interest lies in telling impactful stories! When not working, you’ll find Stuti reading, binge-watching , or listening to the most weird playlist she’s curated for herself! She’s a horror movie enthusiast always up for exploring the path untaken.
Junior Writer and Strategist.
She is the writer who drowns herself in socio-political issues and proudly calls it her personality trait. On a normal day, you'll spot her in a corner with her book, earphones, and a bottle of water as she says, "One's got to be educated, entertained, and hydrated!"
Content Writer and Strategist
She finds that the best part of her work is talking to people of all ages and creating endless stories. But when she is not doing that, she likes to find a quiet place and enjoys movies. She is mostly a Marvel movie fan, but likes some Satyajit Ray movies from time to time...and also, not ashamed to say that she likes pineapple on pizza.
Senior Writer- Branded Content
When she's not writing and reading, she’s watching movies, taking long walks, and petting every dog she can get her hands on. She writes about characters who take on challenges, go on adventures, and maybe even save the world but personally, she’d rather chill in her pajamas, read some books, and hang out with family and friends.
Senior Content writer- Brand collaboration
Introvertedly Extrovert. This uncommon term describes her, perfectly. Her stories do the talking for her. Sentiments and emotions mean an uber lot to her. Apart from writing, she really enjoys music, absolutely adores dogs and loves her coffee. When off work, she’s one to treasure her ‘me time’ at home.
Content Writer - SEO & LinkedIn
Obsessed with cute stationery, Nisha loves words - writing and reading them both! Always listening to either songs, audiobooks or podcasts, Nisha loves all things creative - be it writing, photography, art & craft, painting or now even making reels! She’s a bibliophile and already can start a mini library with her collection.
Senior Content Writer and Strategist
She is an Aeronautics-graduate turned story-teller, enchanted by the magic of words. She was a kid when she realized she has the power to weave words beautifully. And now, backed with strong writing skills and an unwavering voice, she aspires to make a difference. And when she's not writing words, she's reading them.
Content Writer and Strategist - Brand Collaborations
Our writer is always busy crafting fabulous stories. Words are forever in her heart and coffee, almost always on her mind. When she is not writing, she is most likely binging on Marvel movies or Vampire Diaries.
Junior Graphic Designer
Fatema believes in working hard all week, and partying harder every weekend! She cannot start her day without chai, and even on treks, she’ll find a tapri somehow! She loves exploring nature and in her free time at work, she’ll be looking for inspiration for her next project.
Video Editing Trainee
Mohita has a lot of imagination. She's always thinking outside the box and constantly editing. You'll find her looking through photographs and watching movies to get ideas for her next edit. When not working, you'll find her taking photos, admiring sunsets, or visiting museums and gaping in awe at art! Cinema is Mohita's bae!
Senior Brand Partnerships lead
Purvesh, the self-proclaimed Chief Happiness Officer, is continually applauding, dancing, and jamming with employees, so there's never a dull day at the workplace. He enjoys binge-watching and discovering new anime series at home, as well as listening to music and cooking. He's also a hidden poet and illustrator!
Assistant Manager - Brand partnerships
Akanksha is very focussed, very driven and very passionate about her work. With all that focus, she closes deals for the company and rakes up moolah for us! Other than work, Akanksha is very passionate about food and stationery. A quick pick-me-up for her would be quirky stationery. On a rainy day, you will see her enjoying the weather!
Senior Client Servicing Manager
If you see somebody donning different shades of floral everyday , thats our Client Servicing Manager- Payal. A keen learner, explorer, and CSM champ, she can make even clients feel at home! When not working, you’ll find her binge watching crime documentaries, horror movies, or The Office!
Group Solutions Manager
Anupriya is passionate about meeting new people and aspires to take over the business world! Outside work, you’ll find her binge watching Sherlock, reading books or exploring new cafes. Ever in need of some old school Bollywood song recommendations? Anupriya is your girl!
Deputy Manager - Client Servicing
At work, you’ll find Tanisha servicing different brands or hopping from one table to another to entertain everyone. In her free time, Tanisha loves to be a couch potato and binge watch tv shows. Her real passion is food, and she loves to explore new places and try new cuisines.
HR and Admin intern
Zainab is a serial chiller and as curious as a fish. She is always wondering what trending reel to post next. She can talk to you for hours about coffee, books, sports, while walking along the ocean. It sounds impossible to do all of those at the same time, but you’d be surprised by the things she can accomplish!
Executive Assistant - CEO's Office
With a fascination for words with unusual meanings, Arzoo (her petname) is that calm girl who is obsessed with true crime documentaries & 90s cinema, but her true love is spicy ramen and anything Italian! A planner who makes things happen! She’s a Ted Mosby with the humour of Michael Scott!
Senior Project Manager- CEO's office
While the whole office is being noisy, Richa enjoys working quietly in one corner of the office. Lunch is her favourite part of the day, it involves food!!! Because of her love for books, you can always count on her for recommendations for some of the best literature you can find!
Social Impact Venture
At work, you won’t hear Richa a lot - she prefers working quietly, but in her free time, she loves munching & cracking lame jokes to annoy her desk partner. While she loves making impromptu plans with friends, she also likes to spend time painting & listening to music.
He’s the man who holds the office together. He makes a mean cup of coffee and surprises people with his killer dance moves.
In the office, Satish is always on the move getting us all we need. He loves watching Taarak Mehta during his free time at work. On weekends, you'll find him playing cricket, roaming around, exploring nooks and corners of Mumbai.