M.A. Candidate – Class of 2018

I was born and have kept my roots in India, even while pursuing every opportunity to travel. I spent my high-school years immersed in oratory and debate activities whilst pursuing a mix of psychology and economic courses and took this line forward by pursuing an undergraduate honors degree in Economics. Still keen to understand the fundamentals of creating businesses and marketing, I then immersed myself in a Masters in Management at Warwick Business School, UK.

In the past decade I have worked in professions spanning consulting, advertising, digital design and spent close to 5 years in the travel business, marketing cruises in India and a venture to create a digital travel marketplace.  Having visited over 25 countries and with a goal to experience the world, I hope to create models that foster linkages across societies within the travel domain, designing immersive experiences that allow the exchange of cultures and ideas.

Research Interests

On a broader level my interest lies in understanding the balance of digital and human interaction in our lives. Is technology an enabler of convenience or is it on its way to replacing human connections in various industries? Through research, I seek to explore this from a base of understanding the patterns of culture, human emotion, digital and eco-systems, creating a hypothesis suggestive of what future consumption and interactions could be across countries. I propose to contextualize this to the travel domain, putting to test the fundamental desire for travelling and the role of digital technology in creating sustainable global models within this industry.

Education

  • MSc in Management – Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (UK); 2007
  • B.A. (Honours) Economics – Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi (India); 2006