Our Team

The Oriental Dialogue is a team of creative, energetic and passionate trainers who aim to make Mandarin Chinese easy for the learner.

ahanaMs. Ahana Saiyed is among the most experienced of our teachers at The Oriental Dialogue. She has taught Mandarin Chinese to more than 50 batches of students across different levels. During the year 2016 – 17, she received the prestigious Confucius Institute Scholarship and was selected to go to Soochow University (Suzhou), China. She is also trained in Taekwondo and has learned Taichi. She has traveled through China and understands the different cultures and etiquette within the country.  She has conducted Corporate Training sessions for employees at M/s. Johnson Controls.

20604678_512791429088521_2719124574437153628_nMs. Prajakta Sharma manages the Pimple Saudagar branch of The Oriental Dialogue under the name of Adroit Institute. She is a dynamic teacher who has had an experience of 3000+ hours of Mandarin teaching. She has attended the ‘Teacher’s Training Programme’ conducted by Confucius Institute at East China Normal University in Shanghai, and also ‘Chinese as a Foreign Language – Teacher’s Training’ by Confucius Institute Mumbai. She is associated with IIM Shillong and teaches PGP Executive students and MA students at Symbiosis School of International Studies. She has conducted Corporate Training sessions for employees at M/s Bosch Chassis Systems.

SrividhyaMs. Srividhya Sudarshan is a polyglot and speaks seven languages fluently. These include Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, English, Japanese and Mandarin. Her passion for languages shows in her teaching abilities. Her students love her for her sense of humor and her ability to think on her feet. She has done her Diploma in Mandarin Chinese from  India-China Chamber of Commerce, Mumbai and a long-term advanced course in Mandarin Chinese from East China Normal University, Shanghai. She has also undertaken the Teacher’s Training from ECNU, Shanghai in association with the Confucius Institute, Mumbai.

akshataMs. Akshata Kharote is a graduate in Foreign Trade and has been associated with Mandarin Chinese language for over 3 years now. She has been an early childhood educator with a leading pre-school in the city. She has also taught professionals across various age-groups. She was conferred the prestigious Confucius Institute scholarship to go Zhengzhou University in China. She completed an advanced level course from there. She has also been a part of the Jinhua Homestay Project, where she stayed with a Chinese family in a small village in China, and understood the intricacies of Chinese culture. Ms. Akshata is highly creative as a teacher and comes with a sack full of activities for the class.

IMG-20160711-WA0003Ms. Deepa Khaladkarr is a Banker by profession and works for a Multi-national Bank in the city. However, on weekends, she takes out time from her schedule to pursue her passion- Mandarin Chinese Language. A lively and ever-energized teacher, she has the ability to organize the language into patterns and make it simple to understand. She has attended the Summer school programme at the Shanghai University of Finance & Economics to pursue Mandarin Chinese. She has had the privilege of witnessing the curtain-raiser programme of the Beijing Olympics 2008.

rujutaMs. Rujuta Orpe is a Mechanical Engineer by degree, and she excels in Mandarin Chinese teaching. The age range of her students is very wide: from 3 year-olds to 60 year-olds! She has an industry experience of over four years with companies like Cummins India Ltd. She is an excellent coach for the HSK examinations. Ms. Rujuta also conducts sessions for children at centers like Jumpstart International and Unschool Preschool.


sanhitaMs. Sanhita Chandorkar is a trainer with a versatile profile.  She is an artist, a finalist of a very famous singing talent show who holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. Her room-mate and close friend during her internship in the Netherlands was a Chinese native, and that brought her close to the language. She is passionate about Mandarin Chinese as a language and she is a very enthusiastic teacher. She currently trains children of different age groups and is among the best teachers for Beginner-level students at The Oriental Dialogue.

ShirinMs. Shirin Raje manages the Business Development side at The Oriental Dialogue. An outgoing personality, she likes meeting new people. She is very innovative and is always brimming with new ideas. She is a very good student counselor. Ms. Shirin also handles many of the administration chores for us as a team.