About

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Mandarin with Anantika is an initiative run by Anantika Mehra. It started off in April 2020, as a response to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus lockdowns. What started off as a series of introductory classes slowly mushroomed into a full fledged business. Today, we can boast of having coached more than 200 students through HSK 1, 2 or 3 prep courses, and over 25 batches successfully completed. If you are a beginner and want a place to safely explore, and then take off, you’re at the right place!

Don’t hesitate to join us in this fascinating journey!

Our Team

Anantika Mehra

Mandarani

Anantika Mehra is our founder and lead instructor. She went to Hong Kong to study Engineering, and fell in love with Mandarin instead. Ever since this, she has been learning Mandarin, and teaching it! Other than teaching and managing Mandarin with Anantika, she is also a dancer, singer, writer, editor, and aspiring polyglot. 

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Yashvardhan Verma

Chief Everything Officer

Yashvardhan is a Geophysics PhD student at Monash Academy at IIT Bombay. When not researching, he volunteers at a local NGO, designing physics curriculum and teaching senior school students. He is responsible for handling all the administrative, logistical, and back end support at Mandarin with Anantika. 

Aman Deshmukh

Design Wizard

Aman Deshmukh is a photographer and experimenter of all things design and typography. He loves F1, taking long walks and complicating simple conversations with redundant, often unnecessarily tedious vocabulary. He loves having everyone on the same page, and is responsible for all the popping colour that you see in the pages of this website. 

Shalmali Kunte

Taskmaster

Shalmali Kunte is a language enthusiast, Law student, actor, poet and vocalist. She started learning Mandarin Chinese at the age of nineteen when she found herself deeply fascinated by the Chinese characters.

She is currently working with ‘Mandarin with Anantika’ as a junior teacher, contributor to curriculum development, content designing, and strategy. She looks forward to working in the field of teaching, training, translation, interpretation and research.