Meet Some Volunteers

Ajay Madan

Ajay Madan, Volunteer, Banjara Academy"Am working as an Employee Compensation / Benefit Specialist for a large software company based out of Bangalore. Am passionate about reading non-fiction, travelling, watching movies of all eras. Love to experiment with own self and believe in self-awareness and introspection as the keys to success. Favourite Quote: Life begins at the end of the comfort zone. Favourite Books: Conversations with God-Part I and books written by Osho."

Ajay Madan did the audio recording for the lesson 'Goal setting' in Banjara Academy's online course in psychological counselling skills, the International Graduate Diploma in Counselling Skills (IGDCS).

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Aravind N

Aravind N, Volunteer, Banjara AcademyI have done my engineering in Computer Sciences and work in IT sector. I am interested in human behavior. I enjoy music (Hindi, English), dance (salsa), and amateur photography.

Aravind Narayanaswamy did the audio recording for the lesson 'Self-Disclosure' in Banjara Academy's online course in psychological counselling skills, the International Graduate Diploma in Counselling Skills (IGDCS). He completed in April 2011, the classroom Diploma in Counselling Skills (DCS-2011) course.

His photographs of the DCS-2011 Valedictory Function can be viewed here:

His photographs of Manthan Camp are here and here

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Aruna Morada

VolunteersI love to read and since this was related to a subject I love, enjoyed taping it. My passion is cooking!

Aruna Morada did the audio recording for the lesson in IGDCS: Overview of various therapies.

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Aruna Vinayak

Banjara Academy Volunteer, Counsellor, DCS Alumnus Aruna VinayakI have done the Diploma in Counselling Skills course with Banjara Academy. My interests are reading and interacting with people. I have a Masters Degree in English from University of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad. I am married to an Army Officer since the last seven years and am a mother of two children. I am busy a a home maker and a parent. I have a deep desire to improve the quality of my life and also be of some assistance to humanity in the same pursuit.

Aruna Vinayak did the audio recording for the lesson in IGDCS: Career counselling.

You can read her reports on Diploma in Counselling Skills (DCS)-2011 Convocation Report and Spouses Meet at Banjara in Special Banjara Events.

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Ashika Shetty

Volunteers I am a cheerful person and a full-time mother of two lovely kids and lovin it! My fav quote: "The first rays of the sun appear just after the darkest part of the night. Don't lose hope that you can overcome and cope with any situation at hand.

Ashika Shetty did the audio recording for the lesson in IGDCS: Person-centred therapy.

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VolunteersA BBM graduate chose a different field an is now a singer, dancer, choreographer. He has been passionately working with chldren for the past 15 years. He is a disciple of Natonal Award winning composer – Kaveri Sreedhar He has performed on TV, Radio and various stage shows including Hampi Utsav, Mysore Dusshera, Vision of Inda with Dr. Balamurali Krishna, L Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamoorthy, Pankaj Udhas etc. He did his DCS from Banjara Academy in 2010 and is a certified counsellor specializing in Child Counselling. He is also working for Times of India's NIE program where he has conducted workshops for nearly 200 schools. He accompanies Dr. Ali Khwaja for conducting workshops in schools and colleges. At Banjara he also conducts regular summer camps for children.

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Dolly Dinesh

VolunteersVery humanistic in nature. I believe in living and letting others be! Like reading non-fiction, drinking tea and talking to friends! My philosophy is "Everyone is free to live in their space, provided they do not step on others toes, or elbow someone who does not agree with them."

Dolly Dinesh did the audio recording for the lesson in IGDCS: Body Language and Empathy.

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VolunteersHe graduated from Christ University in the year 2010 in journalism. He is presently with Times of India's NIE program. He is associated with Banjara in conducting Summer Camps, Camps at Manthan and other workshops.

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