Sapna
Basit
Abdul Vahab
Naidu
Ram

The Team

Sapna

Sapna Bhardwaj

Editor-in-Chief

Sapna is the Editor-in-Chief of Dutch Uncles. She covers corporate, policy news and events that defines the business landscape of India. She has also been hands on guiding and moulding young business journalists. Over the years she is the keenest watcher of banking sector issues, money markets and macroeconomics trends.

She has been a business journalist for 18 years and has specialised in covering all markets – stocks, currency debt and commodities, business life cycle and finance. Her stint includes The Economic Times, Businessworld, Entrepreneur, Dainik Jagran, India TV, Media Plus Daily News and The Shillong Times. Sapna graduated with English Honours and has a Masters in Journalism & Mass Communication and Political Science.

Basit

Basit Umer​

Co-Founder and Creative Producer

Basit is the Co-Founder and Creative Producer at Dutch Uncles. He is a journalist, producer and a filmmaker with over 12 years of storytelling experience. His work has featured in international newspapers, broadcasters, digital channels and OTT platforms such as the Discovery Channel, BBC World, NationalGeographic, Channel 4 and others.

He has produced commissioned shows for platforms like Snap Inc, YouTube and Facebook Watch. Has worked on films showcasing key CSR projects as well as branded content for brands like Unilever, J. Walter Thompson and UNESCO. He loves to read, travel, cycle and cook. 

Abdul Vahab

Vahab Abdul

Chief Technology Officer

Vahab is the Chief Technology Officer at Dutch Uncles. He calls himself the “start-up guy.”  He is passionate about learning something new every day specifically about human psychology, business, nature, sports, politics, science and technology. Sharing his knowledge and experience gives him immense joy.

Naidu

Naidu Darapaneni

Co-Founder

Naidu is the Co-Founder of Dutch Uncles. A serial entrepreneur, a vivid networker and the Founder of MeraEvents, the online event listing, promotions and ticketing portal that revolutionized the event industry by effectively bridging the gap between the event organizers and attendees. With over 22 years of experience in the IT industry & 10+ Years of experience in the Event Industry in various capacities, Naidu has always emphasized on finding the right solution for all the problems and creating a win-win situation for everyone he is associated with.

Ram

Ram Nutakki

Co-Founder

Ram is the Co-Founder of Dutch Uncles. Given his 18 years of relentless stint as a management consultant for SMEs and as a proven mentor and coach for Start-ups, Ram steers the business, editorial, content distribution and monetisation initiatives. He is on a mission to empower the innovating and entrepreneurial minds through thought-provoking, insightful and actionable resources being a guide by your side to make the difference in your entrepreneurial journey. No entrepreneur or small business owner should be felt alone while they are striving to make a difference to the communities around them and make mankind progress.

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