THE COMPANY : Meet some of our Team
Harji resigned from the Indian Administrative Service to indulge his passion for travel, acquired in childhood as the son of an ever-moving army officer. An Aerospace Engineering graduate from IIT Kharagpur with an MBA from London Business School, he treats the design of a holiday like a work of art, tuning it to the rhythm of the traveller. Of the thousands of itineraries designed by him he particularly enjoyed the one he did for Michael Palin when he camped in the tribal belt of Orissa, gathering material for his new book, The Truth.
A graduate with a Masters in Management from the University of Paris, Dauphine, Elisabeth worked in Paris as a para-legal for companies such as Ernst & Young, Moet, Hennessy and Louis Vuitton, before deciding to give up the corporate world and settle down in Delhi and live her passion for India. She seized the opportunity to work in travel, where she is able to share her love for India with other travellers, and has been associated with us for well over six years now. A storehouse of knowledge of small unknown hotels — that she claims suit her French clientele! — Elisabeth also leads walking tours for us in Old Delhi, introducing travellers to the street food and spices.
Capt Padam Singh
A former Cavalry Officer, and a scion of the Royal family of Sheikhupura, Paddy grew up in Shimla and worked in Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal and Mizoram in uniform, followed by stints as a correspondent for The Indian Express, an adventure expert for Mountain Travels, the Tourism Officer for Himachal and a Director for Distant Frontiers before starting his own trekking outfit, Paddy's Treks and Tours, based in Manali. Now an experienced member of the Translndus team Paddy lives in Salisbury, UK, but continues to travel extensively with our groups in the mountains as well as cultural tours from Portugal, Brazil, Holland and Australia.
A product of the hospitality industry, Fahad has a Diploma in Hotel Management from the Pusa Institute in Delhi. With TransIndus for over eight years now, his previous work experience has been at Hotel Ashok, VVIPRO and Competent Automobiles Pvt Ltd. A competent operations man now, Fahad has escorted many prominent and theme based tours, the latest being a Brandeis University Alumni tour of Rajasthan. He is a good source of apt Urdu sayings to suit any occasion.
Antara's childhood was spent in the tea gardens of Assam, her college days in South India and she graduated with a Masters in Marketing Management from Skema Business School in France. Before joining the Translndus marketing team, she worked in Madrid as Marketing & Business development manager for a Spanish startup; she backpacked (alone) all across Europe for a year did a brief stint in Hungary teaching high school students English and culture studies (mostly about India); she did the Kanchenjunga base camp trek at age 14, and has been travelling since the age of 6. Needless to say, travel is in her blood and now she has chosen to make her passion for Exploring, Cultures and India, her every day.
Prerna's fascination with maps, atlas, capitals and anything to do with travel has taken her around the country. Whether it is backpacking in Thailand or biking in Leh, she has travelled across cities exploring places, cuisine and meeting people. With a degree in History and English Literature, and a Masters in International Politics from JNU, she has worked in the social development sector with organisations namely — Centre for Social Research and the American India Foundation on gender and disability rights. In the product development team at TransIndus, she lives her passion for India- its food, history and progress; sharing it with the rest of the world.
Anil Abhimanyu Sharma
A graduate from St Xaviers, Bombay, Anil has successfully dabbled in modelling, athletics, mentoring, photography, graphic design and lately, cooking. His pupil Eric Trochan recently won the prestigious award of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (equivalent of "Master Chef'). Anil has designed most of our brochures taken most of the pictures and does Delhi Walks for us when in town, apart from taking cooking classes, his speciality being Benares cuisine. He represents us in France, thanks to his native-like fluency in French.