Nazariya was officially launched in 2015 with its 3 verticals, namely Grassroot Innovations, Cultural Gallery and The Design Studio. With an aim of connecting rural India to metropolitan cities, Nazariya co-creates with grassroot innovators and artisans and brings the most unique innovations and the most exquisite artforms and traditions from the remotest part of our country, right at your door step.
Nazariya is a platform where you not only buy unique handmade products, but you get to know where these products came from, who made them and experience their journey.
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some of the finest and most creative hand made solutions by India, for India!
Our Guiding Souls
Mr. Nagaraja Prakasam
Mr. Nagaraja is a versatile and passionate leader with 2 decades of global experience (decade in the USA and a decade in India).As a full time angel investor, invested in 10 start-ups and seen 3 exits. Spearheaded Impact thinking in Indian Angel Network and founded IAN Impact. His personal mantra is“Start-ups should focus on India’s strength – people, problems, Tech (PPT)” He believes in hands on approach and travels extensively in rural areas understanding the need first hand. Sought after as thought leader in Impact space and inspired many students as a motivational speaker in number of colleges.Partner at Acumen – New York based impact venture fund and serves as an independent director in one of its portfolio company, Guardian – a micro finance venture working in Water and Sanitation.
Mentor-in-Residence at NSRCEL, IIMB. Mentor at CIIE, IIMA & GSBI, Santa Clara University. Principal Advisor to Native Lead foundation – enables entrepreneurship in rural Tamilnadu and IIHR-Bangalore incubator for Agri-preneurs. Delivered C.K.Prahalad memorial lecture at WorldCoCreationDay. Investments – Lumiere Organic, Uniphore, GoCoOp, GramVaani, Consure , Orangescape, Gamiana, Stayzilla, UnBxd, Druva, etc.
Served as President of Atlanta and San Diego Chapters for the Association for India’s Development (AID). AID received Times of India Social Impact award in 2011 from the Prime Minister.Earlier he was President, SSEA for CDC Software – world’s 12th CDC was shortlisted for “Promoting Innovation & Entrepreneurship” by NASSCOM owing to Naga’ pursuit towards intrapreneurship.
Currently residing in Bangalore, Naga holds a B.E. degree from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India and an MBA degree from the San Diego/Kennesaw State University, United States. largest enterprise software company.
Dr. Gautam Chatterjee (Chattopadhyay) (b.1958 New Delhi) Academically he holds a Ph.D from prestigious Rabindra Bharati University on Social History. For 30 years he has been writing, doing field and archival research and playing different management roles in Print and Electronic Media.
He has written 25 books on various themes from writing on freedom struggle, social history to various indological works apart from themes like Thought Management. He has written several hundred articles in national and international media. In electronic media he has scripted/created several hundreds of documentaries/programmes since 1998. He has also scripted documentations of Oral Traditons of Vedas, Ramlila Tradition, which got UNESCO recognition as World’s Intangible Heritage.
Later in 2015 on the score of Detail Documentation of Heritage– Ramnagar Ramlila he was Project Director in IGNCA in conceptualizing, planning and execution of entire month long multi camera documentation and field research. Thenafter lead the year long post-production work out of 400 hours of audio-visual footage and 31 abridged for DD Transmission and 31 long hour documentation were created.
One of his academic and spiritual endeavour been understanding and realizing the formless Ram Naam Philosophy Propounded by Swamiji Satyanandji Maharaj (1868-1960). His field research, Realizations and Revelations are mostly available in this web as free ebooks and articles and some are available at Shree Ram Sharnam, International Prayer Centre, Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi.
Articles on Indian Cultural Heritage
Dr Gautam Chatterjee has studied Indian History as his academic specialization. His Ph. D thesis was on Social History. Dr. Chatterjee has done extensive archival research on various aspects of Indian Culture and Heritage. He has written many academic papers on Historical subjects and for common man he has been studying many aspects of Indian culture and did field study on various subjects.
Co-Creator and Youth Ambassador
Bangalore City Ambassador
Researchers & Bloggers
Shivanki Kannan: Kerala
A curious person who is in love with food, colours and books.
Seemab Alam: Varanasi
“The Zealous Blogger”
20 Yrs, BA(Hons) Psychology from Jamia Milia Islamia
A keen learner who is full of positive vibes and loves exploring new places. Sometimes a photographer; sometimes a baker; books on mystics of the world and psychology is her thing.
Read her blogs here
Sakshi Jain: Delhi
20 Yrs, MBA Student from IMT Ghaziabad
I’m a Commerce Graduate from Delhi University, Pursuing my post graduation presently in MBA from IMT Ghaziabad along with Diploma in Spanish. I believe in Carpediem!!
Saumya Sinha: Delhi
“The Fresh Intern”
18 Yrs, BA(Hons) Sociology from Miranda House, Delhi University
An avid reader who loves her own comfort zone, but now wants to try deeper waters. Described as “bubbly” and “extremely funny” by her friends. She loves to sketch, to read, to sing (don’t ask her to because she’s bad at it and you might go deaf). Shy; but wants to get to know you.
Kaavya Lakshman: Delhi
“The Enthusiastic Researcher”
22 Yrs, BA (Hons) History from Kamla Nehru College
Always ready to read, learn and explore, she loves sharing all that she sees. An avid writer, art and culture is her thing.