Our Team

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

- Helen Keller

We believe in a happy team that works hard and plays hard. Our people live their lives to the fullest and make a mark in whatever they do.


Manisha Chawda, Founder and Designer

Manisha Chawda

Manisha is a product of the textile design program at the prestigious National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. After having experienced life at design-led firms and as an independent freelancer, she found her creative and professional calling with Neeli Titlee. She enjoys the art of the twist - be it the arm-twisting she subjects her team-mates to, or the rubberband-like stretches that she subjects her body to. Helps that she’s big on yoga and meditation. That's also what makes her the creative force behind Neeli Titlee. Once she's able to apply her hands to it, she has the knack of bringing the most abstract of ideas to life. Look out for more to come from this little firecracker!


Reetu Srivastava, Partner 

Reetu is a friend whose paths crossed with Neeli Titlee while she was toiling away in the IT industry after her MBA from ISB, Hyderabad. For a few years, she remained a sounding board with no actual operational involvement. When she took a sabbatical from IT, she joined Neeli Titlee to bring some structure and process to the day-to-day operations. Her business acumen and ease with data / numbers ensure maximizing Neeli Titlee's impact. She is a dog-person with a wicked sense of humor - so basically, she's adorable.

 


Ummekulsum Bombaywala, Design Operations Manager 

 

Kulsum joined Neeli Titlee as an intern in 2021, when the world was just learning to function again after the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on a recognition of her zeal to learn as well as the calm and cool attitude at work, she was offered a full time role after her internship, which she gladly accepted. Luckily her hands-on approach as a fashion design graduate brings out the best ideas for Neeli Titlee. Since she is excited about the work Neeli Titlee does, she puts her best efforts towards her projects with her trademark smile.


Biren Parmar, Technology/Content Whisperer

Biren is a problem solver who happens to be a scientist by day and Neeli Titlee tech support by night. He also wears the content manager hat every once in a while. He has a healthy obsession for everything technical and everything sweet. When not at his desk, he can be found either enjoying an ice cream or giving people a hard time trying to figure out his vocabulary. At all other times, you could catch him watching superhero movies and cracking mean jokes on innocent team members.

Biren Parmar


Aparupa Negi, Advisor 

Aparupa Negi

Aparupa has an MBA from IIFM, Bhopal. After completing her studies, she worked extensively in development sector with leading national and international NGOs including UNICEF in capacity building roles. She is a trainer at heart. Turns out, she also has a business brain with a creative musing and is obviously very passionate about building innovative marketing strategies. She derives special pleasure in generating complicated spreadsheets to confuse the team :) In her spare time, you would find her in a Zumba class or cooking the yummiest food we ever had.


Nandini Meher and family

Nandiniji and her family have been associated with Neeli Titlee since 2015. Her family has been living in Kusunpuri near Barpali, western Odisha for decades. The family is engaged in tying and dyeing of the ikat yarns as well as weaving of ikat fabrics. When not weaving, they are busy with either a family wedding or a local festival. This spirit is rightly explained in the sambalpuri saying bara mase tera parab meaning thirteen festivals in twelve months.