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Since its inception in 2017, ECHENAR CONSULTANTS has always aspired a new-age, goal-oriented, synchronised and, most importantly, decentralised team.

We are teachers, trainers, policy analysts, translators, interpreters, academicians, diplomats and many more individuals who tag-in each other as the project requires.

This makes us very efficient, resource-friendly and widespread. We put communication technology and applications to their best use for all our cerebral operations.

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Harshad Subhash

Sr Consultant | Language Professional | Founder

Harshad is a cerebral and straight-ahead person with an adequate hint of emotional sense. Prefers to work on projects that present new challenges where he can use his multidisciplinary experiences to develop creative solutions. He is a deep policy thinker and strategist. 

  • Polyglot, Educationist, Analyst, Writer, Editor, Translator

  • M.Sc. in Defense and Strategic Studies from Pune University

  • Winner, National Level Japanese Language Speech Contest, Year 2013

Rutuja Gokhale

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Rutuja Gokhale

Sr Consultant | Language Professional | Founder

People's person who loves to work from PC-monitors to pristine mountains. As a Consultant and Language Professional, her working style takes the Purpose - Process - Potential as the main elements, while constantly indicating the aesthetic side. She is a seasoned Japanese Language Coach. Her enthusiasm is always motivational for learners and associates.

  • Polyglot, Educator, Facilitator, Artist, Naturalist

  • History major. Specialization in International Relations studies.

  • Embassy of Japan, Ministry of External Affairs India Certified Japanese Language Trainer

Shri P K Dong

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Shri P K Dong

Advisor | Former Diplomat | Inspiration

  • Chairman, Dong & Associates

  • Former Regional Director (Europe), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India

  • Former Executive Director and later CEO and MD, Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation

  • Visiting Senior faculty member, Sikkim (Central) University, Gangtok 

Prof Ramdas Gambhir

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Prof Ramdas Gambhir

Advisor | Anthropologist | Guide

  • Former Head, Dept of Anthropology,
    Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

  • Consulting Principal Investigator, Center for Policy Research, YASHADA, Pune (Administrative Training Institute of the Government of Maharashtra) 

Nissim Bedekar

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Nissim Bedekar

Advisor | Philosopher

Renowned translator of Japanese literature in Marathi and English. It includes a collection of 36 short stories by Japanese author Shin'ichi Hoshi, numerous short stories by  Ryunosuke Akutagawa and Abe Kobo. His vision is to introduce Indian readers to the world of Japanese literature through literary translation.

He has extensive experience in Patent Translation and review, as well. A JNU Alumni and Mombusho scholar.

  • Assistant Professor of Japanese Language, Dept of Asian Languages, English & Foreign Language University, Hyderabad

  • Renowned Japanese Language Translator of Books and Novels (Rashomon, Shinichi Hoshii Short-Short Stories and many more)

Akhil Mehta

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Akhil Mehta

Sr Consultant | Publishing and Strategy

The nature of Publishing is what drives Akhil and makes him curious about the present state of the Book Publishing Industry, Market Requirements and how concerning the present resource deficiency is with changing times for the industry. He has garnered sophisticated education in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University - with a specialized approach towards Children's Books. Akhil believes that there are a lot of readers out there and the system is yet to reach out with its full potential. 

He has extensively worked at and collaborated with Mehta Publishing House - Pune (Chief Strategist and MD), Mehta Book Sellers, Radio Mirchi, Periscope Books (England), Creme Magazine (Pune), Sunny's World (Pune).

Swaralee Bapat

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Swaralee Bapat

Consultant Trainer | Polyglot

Swaralee has been a prodigious youth when it comes to languages. She started early and diligently cleared all the mandatory checkpoints. She is JLPT Level N1, MA in French (SPPU), C1 Level of Spanish.

She is a winner of National Level Japanese Language Speech Competition 2018. She won Global Villager Literary Translation Competition in 2020 (Japanese to Marathi).

 

She is a new age trainer and her goal is to dive into the domain of foreign languages and embrace all the challenges that come  way.

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Sayali Todkar

Consultant Trainer | Entrepreneur

Sayali is a Master Biotechnologist by domain. She did some advanced studies in Clinical Research and Data Management. Yet, she found her strong inclination towards German language learning and teaching.

 

She also feels that such expertise should be available outside Tier-I cities. Moreover, she herself is a great example of CPE - Continuing Professional Education.

As an entrepreneur, she manages a youthful and bustling popular hangout place Cafe Caffa Coffood with her husband in Sangli city. She is a proud mother of two darling daughters.

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Aniket Kulkarni

Consultant Trainer | Polyglot

Aniket is a language enthusiast who loves to teach and learn languages. French and Spanish language are his romance.

He has done his MA in French (SPPU), DALF Level C1 and Advanced Diploma in Spanish language.

He has done his graduation in Commerce and likes to work Trade and Commerce-related projects which demand foreign language expertise. Another area where India has deficiency of Polyglot Professionals.