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MukulC Mukul Chadda is a graduate of IIM, Ahmedabad and has acted in dozens of productions and commercials since coming to Mumbai, and also in several television commercials. When he’s not playing poker, he loves performing with Improv Comedy Mumbai, where he’s been a member since October 2009.
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"No Trashcans in Tokyo"
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"My Moment of Glory"
 
RochelleP

Rochelle Potkar is from Mumbai. Her fiction has appeared in several Indian and international anthologies, some of which include: The Medulla Review, Sein und Werden, Women Writers,  Nassau Review, Far Enough East, and Writer's Hub.

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mattd Matt Daniels teaches graphic design in Mumbai, and in eight years has mapped and eaten in almost every corner of the city. He has written as a columnist for Mumbai Boss and a reviewer for Mint Lounge and is currently on the lookout for a Marathi teacher.
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YogeshU

Yogesh Upadhyaya is an entrepreneur, writer, and improviser. He divides his time between writing, acting and consulting start-up companies. His other interests include science, technology and traveling. He was educated in IIT Bombay and IIM Calcutta.

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"Rahul Singh"
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"Hard Rain"
 
MaeT

Mae Thomas lives and works in Mumbai as a radio personality at 94.3 Radio One. Like every typical Malayali, she's lived in the Middle East in Qatar. She studied in the UK for 4 years, and worked at a community radio station in Wales for 2 years. A born chatterbox, she is a lover of all things weird.

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MichaelB

Michael Burns is an American documentary film maker. In addition to co-directing Tall Tales, he teaches, edits, acts, and writes on a wide range of topics. He also loves radio, crosswords, travelling, photography, and volunteering. He wants to be a baseball player when he grows up.

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"The Tip"
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"Funny Man"
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"Bullet Train"
NasirE

Nasir Engineer is a travel-adventure and endurance enthusiast. He’s also part improv comedian and a social media learner. He enjoys watching black and white movies, and is someone who will judge a book by its film. A non-professional musician and a strictly non-singing singer, he finds solace in playing the guitar and keyboard as much as he can.

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KaneezS Kaneez Surka is an established comedic actor in Mumbai, starring on “The Week That Wasn't” as well as improvisation shows throughout the city. In addition to co-directing Tall Tales, she has performed all over India and internationally. She is originally from South Africa.
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"The Day Richard Won"
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"Sister Amnesia"
 
Nisha

Nisha Samson is the girl on the moon who crash-landed on Earth. Since then, she has been prone to wondering about the strangeness of the human race. She's currently the Editor-in-Chief of a lifestyle portal at The Times of India group. When she's not overseeing the website, she's busy penning her novel.

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Anjali

Anjali Purohit writes fiction and poetry. She also paints. She was one of the winners in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition 2008-09. Her book Ragi-Ragini was published last year. Left to herself, she aspires to be a vagabond—son, spouse, and dog willing. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy.

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Salone

Salone Mehta is an actor, singer, and playwright. Her passion lies in music and theatre and she trained at the Julliard School of Music in New York. She runs her own theatre company, called The Artistes Studio, and is currently crafting a group of short stories for enactment.   

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Natascha

Natascha Chadha followed her heart from Amsterdam to Mumbai, when she met her husband on Facebook. Half-Dutch, half-Indian, she has a Masters in Journalism and wrote the book It Started with a Kiss: 20 Years of Mexx. Besides writing, her other passions are improv comedy and clowning.

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Cyril Cyril Paul wanted to grow up to be a storyteller (and an astronaut, and a musician, and a truck driver, and a detective, and a priest). A Keralite staying in Mumbai for the last two decades, he is an avid movie buff, a secret foodie, an amateur cartoonist, and is fiercely proud of his 300+ comic book collection.
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Diipti

Diipti Jhangiani is a traveller, entrepreneur, writer and photographer. She loves a good conversation, travel stories and movies. An adrenaline junkie, she is currently conspiring her next big travel adventure.

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Rohit Nair belongs to a South Indian middle class family which, as a consequence, makes him a computer engineer. He is your typical IT guy who finds no problem humming to a Rebecca Black song. Rohit writes about his daily experiences and hopes to find hidden color in all of our monotonous routines. 

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"Act One"
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"Bypass"
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"Strawberry"
Rajeev

Rajeev Thakker received a Bachelors of Architecture from Syracuse University and Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. He came to Mumbai in 2000 to teach architectural design and theory and is the director of Studio X Mumbai.

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Anupa

Anupa Mehta is an arts consultant, arts manager, a widely published writer, and a columnist. Her published works include: INDIA 20 - Conversations with Indian Contemporary Artists, (MAPIN) and The Waiting Room (Penguin). In addition to many other projects, she has edited works by Aziz Kurtha and Satish Gupta.

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sruthi

Sruthi Sadhujan never intended to come back to India from the US, but after three phone calls and a one-way plane ticket, she found herself in Bombay. She travels to far-flung parts of India to make convenient access to water a reality and spends a lot of time thinking about all the stories she should be writing.

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gauri

Gauri Balani is a medical doctor working in the drug safety business. She’s also a business consultant who likes cooking, sugar and spice, and all things contradictory. Originally from Mumbai, she dreams of being in the navy just to be able to sail around the world.

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"Law Boys
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"Pushing the
Envelope"
 
anisha

Anisha Sharma is the Founder of City Ninjas, a website that discovers Mumbai through the eyes of its people, using written columns, photo essays and original video content- online at cityninjas.com. She can never say no to chocolate, is terrified of pigeons, and will hug you, whether you like it or not.

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dhruv

Dhruv Lohumi has grown up in several different places across India and abroad. In 2009 after barely graduating from Delhi University he moved to Mumbai to pursue his dreams. When not in rehearsal, he can be found practicing Capoeira or engaged in random conversations about life, the universe, and everything in between.

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Verma

Avinash Verma completed college with a diploma in Fabrication and Engineering. He worked for two years as a mechanical engineer in the petroleum and ship building industry, after which he opted for a full-time career in the performing arts. Every minute of life since then has been lovely and wonderful.

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Byas

Anurag Byas has studied biology, geography, law, and business administration and works for an investment bank. He has had a secret dream to drive auto-rickshaw for a living. And before he dies his wish is to see, standing in one place and in one line of sight, a running train, a moving car, a sailing ship, and a flying airplane.

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