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…
Unnati Aditya Anam
Senior Community Manager
With a room full of quotes and a head full of poems, Unnati tries to rhyme her way through life! She took a detour in Human Resources and decided to make it one of the building blocks of her voyage in the world of social media.
He’s the man who holds the office together. He makes a mean cup of coffee and surprises people with his killer dance moves.
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.
Senior Writer and Strategist
Writing, traveling, and DIY sum up Meenakshi’s life. When not doing any of these things, she is found binge-watching Bollywood classics and living the characters in her head. She believes in the power of stories and the magic it holds to create an impact.
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.
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!"
You can always find her engrossed in her laptop looking for the quirkiest stories for HOB! In her free time, if she finds any, she will be spotted clicking aesthetic pictures on her phone or binging thriller shows while sipping her hot Masala Chai!
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.
Graphic Designer & Video Editor
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! If you want to make him happy, just . When not in office, you will find him hiking in the deepest mountain ranges!
She's the girl who 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 herself to the world of books!
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 singing and dancing to 90's Bollywood music, drawing Mandalas, creating DIY home decor or experimenting with new recipes. She's always up for anything caffeine.
Junior Executive Assistant - CEO's Office
From curating stories to capturing videos to brand managing, Naisargi has a lot upon her sleeves. She is an aesthete obsessed with nature and can be found humming to her favorite songs while eating her Jain food and catering to her organic skincare.
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! If you ever want to master the perfect winged eyeliner- Payal is your go-to girl!
Junior Client Servicing Manager
Our business development intern Anupriya is passionate about meeting new people and aspires to take over the business world! Outside work, you’ll find Anupriya binge watching Sherlock, reading books or exploring new cafes. Ever in need of some old school Bollywood song recommendations? Anupriya is your girl!