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Our Team


Jeewika Bhat


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Jeewika has been on a journey of exploring the outer world through the inner world of self. She is a passionate student of ecology and has been working on creating a life that is as close to nature and as green as possible. Her primary sources of learning have been travel, experiences and immersions. She finds contentment in creating experiential and self-reflective spaces for others. 

She currently resides in the mountainous village of Bir in Himachal Pradesh, practising natural farming, exploring the philosophy of permaculture and learning the art of foraging in the wild.

Read her letter here.

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Ayushi Jain

Lead - Partnerships (Founding Member) 

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Ayushi is a passionate learner and a curriculum enthusiast working towards strengthening the education system using elements of self-awareness and emotional + ecological intelligence. She understands constant learning as phoenix's resurrection.

She is currently exploring her relationship with nature and her philosophies and cultivating patience in the process. She has been working on her food and health focusing on natural methods.


Aditya Minocha

Program Curator and Outreach 

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Aditya Minocha is a Leadership and Executive Coach who is passionate about gaining continual insight into human nature, belief systems and enablers responsible for manifesting human potential.


He is a curious soul who finds wonder and amazement in every phenomenon of nature and wilderness.


His inherent tendency to discover interconnections between humans, animals, nature and wilderness caused him to move to Upper Bir, a village in Himachal Pradesh.


He practices natural farming in Bir and spends his time in diverse educational endeavors all across the country.

Our Collaborators


Mrs. Purnima Arun

Purnima ji has worked as an independent journalist and writer in the past. Through her life’s journey she got several opportunities to engage in healthcare as a caregiver to people around her. Hence, she explored various methods of healing like allopathy, naturopathy, homeopathy and ayurveda. She got trained in the health camps conducted by Dr. S. D. Sharma. Purnima ji has been working as a healthy food expert from last 14 years and runs an initiative called Sehat aur Swad based on the principles of “आहार बदलो - व्यवहार बदलो, और स्वस्थ रहो”. 


Empathy Connects

Empathy Connects is one of the initiatives of Tathaastu Social Initiatives. Through this, the organization intends to enhance empathy among the concerned citizens, especially the youth, by organizing immersive travel programs and workshops across India. Through these experiential programs, we intend to prepare the youth to make ethical and moral choices, based on the teachings and works of eminent philosophers, thinkers, artists and writers. The effort is towards creating a community of concerned citizens, social change-makers and doers.

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