The Team

by Kamiya Jani
Kamiya Jani
Founder & Chief Travelling Officer

40 countries, 123 cities and the rest of the world to go. Kamiya Jani gave up her full time media job to dare to live the life she always wanted. She set up Curly Tales to let people discover their love for food, travel & indulgences. Before this, Kamiya was working as a Business Journalist & Television anchor with ET NOW, Bloomberg TV and CNBC TV18.

Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Food Officer, Dubai
Research, science labs and of course nerdy glasses – that’s what my life was all about until I finally woke up to realise how much I loved food, travel and telling tales. A chai addict, a moody writer and mother to a smallie, my journey as a writer began with The Times of India. And now, here I am in Dubai pursuing my passion and exploring a new city, all in one go!
 
Its never too late to pursue your passion
Bianca Saurastri
Adventure Enthusiast
Bianca is a complete walking talking adventure bag, from jumping off a plane to diving into life underwater, from exploring counties snow filled mountains to taking a leap from the tallest bridge in the world, Bianca has done it all! Growing up in a Gujarati family, she doesn't believe in restricting herself to society's norms like "how can you do that"? She believes in making the most of everything life has to offer
 
One life, so take the leap and make the most of it!
Sanjana Shenoy

Content, Coffee and Cats these are a few of Sanjana's favourite things. Born in Baroda, brought up in Kuwait, settled in Bangalore, travel and food is her blood, bread and butter. When she isn't brewing delicious, wanderlust content, she's busy planning the smatter of restaurants she'd visit over the weekend.

Tonakshi Kalra

Her passion for video content creation and travel got Tonakshi to Curly Tales. She has one motto: everything is dull and useless if it has no drama in it. This is brought to life through her videos and storytelling style. And on her days off, you'll see her sitting at a stall, having conversations with people while sipping on her chai. And yes, she is a Punjabi and a vegetarian! Believe it or not!

Tania Tarafdar
Features Head, India
Tania has an unhealthy love for period dramas and a lot of opinions. But the heart wants what it wants. She and yoga are in an eternal relationship. You can see her breaking into yoga asanas in the snow-capped Alps and the Mediterranean Sea coastline. Her friends swear by her food and travel recommendations.
 
Follow her on Instagram @cheer24*7 or @plus.size.life.
Payal Jani
Brand Collaborations, Dubai

As a seasoned professional with more than 10 years of sales & advertising experience, Payal is known for driving brand growth, maximizing advertising excellence and delivering financial performance. She knows the trick to delivering maximum brand impact & recall through Curly Tales content. She loves brands & the brands love her back! She is based in Dubai, UAE

Pankti Visaria
Hospitality Collaborations, Mumbai

Born & Brought up in a Gujarati family, food & business is something that runs in her blood. Pankti works closely with restaurants & hotels & bring some delicious meals & extraordinary experiences for you at the most rewarding prices.

Amit Sobti
Chief Revenue Officer

A seasoned professional with overall experience of over 14 years in managing strategic projects, Amit is the money man at Curly Tales. He is known to convert brands into clients and clients into friends with his amazing interpersonal skills. 

Suchismita Pal
Creative Writer
The best trendsetters are the ones who find it first! Suchismita loves to roam around the nooks and crannies of the world through her laptop and present every beautiful picture in the form of words. With due respect to her Bengali roots, she is a die-hard foodie and has a special love for all things sweet. When in doubt, she prefers to escape to the mountains. Suchi loves to follow her heart and live every moment to the fullest. 
 
I follow my inner moonlight and don't hide the madness! 
Shaktiraj Babar
Cinematographer & Editor

Film and Travel enthusiast. Passionate about capturing stories, people, culture and creating experiential content. Obsessive about camera gear and framing the shot.

Vikrant Bagul
Video Editor

Vikrant is a video editor who likes to narrate stories through his edits. He joins pieces of shots together like a puzzle, making it cinematic and beautiful visually. He likes to create visual content be it for travel, food or lifestyle 

Yogita Chainani

Two things are constant in Yogita's life, her love for chai and sunsets. Being a perennial traveller, she romanticizes travel. Sucker for sunsets and road trips, you will always find her planning a trip. For her, life is all about adventure and drama; hence she is quite dramatic when it comes to sharing her travel escapades. If you want her attention, talk about travel, K-pop and politics, and she's all ears.