our sharp shooters

meet the mafias, the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the round pegs in the the square holes who have set out to change the world.

Himanshu Arora

Co-Founder, Marketing Mafia

Every badass group of mafias needs a leader, and Himanshu Arora is Social Panga’s resident Optimus Prime. Going by the time he spends on the phone or on mails, if “selling” was a girl than they would have been in a very happily ever after relationship. He has 8+ years of online marketing experience and is one of the few chosen Google Product & Sales Partners. During his (extremely short) breaks, he likes to enjoy his Tea “Shot” and “Parle-G”
Blood Group: Selling, Customer Delight, Entrepreneurship, Old Bollywood Songs, Cycling, and Talking.
Weapons: Phone, E-Mail Client, Sense of Humor, Killer Beard, Bollywood Movie Situations etc. etc.

Gaurav Arora

Co-Founder, Marketing Mafia

He dons so many hats through the day that it’s a little surprising when you find that he doesn’t have 10 heads and 20 arms. He is like the energy center of the office that generates the most insane ideas and pushes everybody to explore their limitations.He dreams to go Backpacking across the globe for 30 days and meeting his friends. His high point in life was when somebody referred to him as the Wikipedia of Bollywood Movies. Being disruptive is in his blood, and people used to call him Napster during his college days.
Blood Group: Ginger Tea, Bollywood, MTV Unplugged, Manchester United, Food & some more FOOD!!
Weapons: Work! It does all his shootings.

Sakshi Bungay

Design Mafia

If sheer unbridled enthusiasm was to ever take up the form of a human being, it would be Sakshi. In-fact her enthu level is so legendary. Staying true to her adopted character of Revolver Rani, she is our breakthrough designer who gives life to our words. Once we decided to start listing her talents other than design, and we’re still not done counting.
Blood Group: Optimism, Photography, Singing, Jalebi, Punjab ka Khoon.
Weapons: Adobe Photoshop, DSLR, Guns, The Silent Treatment, Morning Selfies, Tata Indica, Inhuman levels of organization skills.

Ishmeet Dang

Marketing Mafia

Usually found looking for a corner in the office to make himself comfortable in and then make everyone’s life hell by writing overly complicated content copy, Ishmeet is a part of our marketing team and leads content strategy at SocialPanga. Though an MBA by education, he got into this because of his innate desire to write and because some of his drunk friends once told him he was good at it. (Psst: If he becomes the next Chetan Bhagat, we don’t know him).
Blood Group: Malibu Rum, Converse Shoes, Coldplay, Apple, Uncle Chipps and Butter Chicken.
Weapons: Apple Mac, Microsoft Word, Ulysses, ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ level frustrated speeches, Baba Sehgal songs.

Vishnu Vasishtha

Design Mafia

Many people work to attain a place in heaven for themselves, but not Vishnu. Affectionately known as Bhagwaan, he is remembered quite often in office (we have a lot of Hey Bhagwaan moments, trust us). His cutting-edge (that’s his favorite word) designs and dialogues add the much needed color and humor to our lives. He loves to sing – you name a song and he’ll sing it in a pitch about 10,000 times higher than the original.
Blood Group: Mushrooms, Rock / Psychedelic Music, Beards, Shorts, Black Ink Pen, Peace (!!).
Weapons: Adobe Illustrator, Mouse, Black Ink Pen, Scribbling.

Mohith Surendran

Design Mafia

Mohith, or Thambi as we choose to call him is our very own real life mafia. There is nothing under the sun that he can’t get done – be it fixing a laptop, stabilizing the unstable network connections, or settling a street brawl (by winning it). It is no surprise that all of us compete for a spot in his list of favorites. When he is not being tormented by his fan club, he takes care of graphics, and gets websites and mailers up and running.
Blood Group: Food, Photography, travelling and a peerless swag.
Weapons: Deathly stares, DSLR, all gadgets and his Royal Enfield.

Nicholas Nunes

Marketing Mafia

The Mafias needed a global appeal and that’s when the clouds parted and thunder struck. Sir Nicholas happened to us. Nick, as we like to call him ‘respectfully’ holds a Masters degree in Mass Communication. St. Nicholas is a smooth operator and a sweet talker; he is the bearer of smashing content, enjoys long & meaningful chats and coming up with some breakthrough marketing fundas. His highness is usually found with his headphones glued to his ears and fingers bee boing on the keyboard.
Blood Group: Liverpool FC, Video Games, Coldplay, Pizza, Scarlett Johansson.
Weapons: Awesomeness, Charm, Sarcasm, Wits & Humour, Smooth Talks & Crisp Writing.

Anmol Verma

Marketing Mafia

Fresh from the fields of Punjab, Anmol is our true blue Punjabi. Big appetite and an even bigger heart, Ratan Sir (as we fondly call him) is truly Anmol! Our mornings are incomplete without his enthusiastic morning wishes! He is the man behind the big numbers and scary excel sheets, and our go to guy for complete SEO and SEM campaigns. Being a big foodie, you’re sure to catch him dozing off post-lunch doing a zombie-ish eye roll!
Blood Group: Crocs, Good Food, Tottenham Hotspur, Aaloo de Paranthae ( Makkhan maar Ke ), Chicken Momos.
Weapons: Soundcloud, Green Tea, AdWords & Neil Patel Blogs.

Gurvinder Kaur

Marketing Mafia

Quiet, unassuming and generator of witty marketing ideas, Gurvinder is a living example of the fact that not everybody born in Chandigarh is destined to become an MTV Roadie! A true blue Punjabi taken out of Punjab, she harbors dreams of driving to office on a Royal Enfield Bullet wearing leather jacket. Like Cat Woman, she’s always pretty and poised but if you get her angry, somebody gonna get hurt real bad (believe us, she’s way fitter than you are)!
Blood Group: Old Bollywood & Punjabi Songs, RE Bullet, Fitness, Pyjamas ,Plazzo, and an endless supply of Patience.
Weapons:A logical mindset, ice-cream, new shades of nail paint every day, and shoes with more colours than you can count!

Sunitha Natarajan

Marketing Mafia

Let’s begin by saying that any resemblance with the Airtel 4G girl is purely coincidental. An animal lover, there’s no dog on the street that’s safe from her lovable gaze. She possesses a Master’s degree in media and enjoys coming up with creative ideas as is evident by her sometimes annoying enthusiasm to learn new things.
Blood Group:Dogs, her hair, lasagna, fryums, McDonald’s, Cersi Lannister.
Weapons:Enthusiasm, Writing, Death stare, Tamil, Ideation, Loud voice.

Nikita Madhekar

Marketing Mafia

Coming from a film production background, Nikita takes her job of entertainment very seriously and can often be found cracking nonsensical shayari and PJs in Hyderabadi slang. When we asked Nikita what she’s scared of, she said lizards. When we asked everyone else in office what they’re scared of, they said Nikita. She wants us to tell you that she’s very caring and hardly gets angry, and since we’re so scared of her, we’re gonna ask you to believe it. When not killing people with deathly stares, Nikita manages marketing at Social Panga.
Blood Group:Hyderabadi Slang, Non-Fat Food, Pani Puri, Romcoms, Fighting with Autowalas and a Go-Getter attitude.
Weapons:Deathly Stares, Extreme Optimism, Oozing Charm, Clash of Clans and Candy Crush Saga.

Soumyadeep Kanjilal

Marketing Mafia

Brought up in Kuwait and smuggled into India from under the border, Soumyadeep is a retired Dubsmash celebrity now trying his luck at being a marketing mafia. We affectionately (and rather unimaginatively) call him Dada (yep, Bengali much). He’s quite fond of green leaves… of the tea variety. He thinks he got you with that pun. We don’t. We love his ability to take a joke on himself. He’s probably reading this right now and laughing his ass off. Fun fact? He’s probably also the only one who’s reading it. 😛
Blood Group:Manchester United (Glory glory…), Food (any and all), Fitness (The age old love of something one can’t have), and TV shows.
Weapons:Green Tea, Puff Puff Pass, His OnePlus, Jagjit Singh and Udit Narayan songs with a healthy sprinkling of Baba Sehgal for taste.

Fahiz

Design Mafia

Being quiet is a bit of an overstatement when it comes to describing Fahiz. But for all that quietness, he more than makes up for with incredible designs and a word or two during our chai breaks. He is down to earth and always willing to take up a new challenge when a situation presents itself. When he’s not busy, you can often see him checking out video of his favorite football icon Messi.
Blood Group:FC Barcelona, One Direction, Biriyani, Video Games.
Weapons:Creativity, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash (not the hero).

Aleena

Design Mafia

Humble and soft spoken is how you’d first perceive Aleena. Hailing from Idukki, she holds a degree in designing which she’s incredible at and can never say no to getting things done. She enjoys a little conversation through which she’s always smiling and one day dreams of having her own Royal Enfield. Much like everyone she was too is a big dreamer but never hesitates to appreciate the smaller things too.
Blood Group:Sleeping and Waking late, Mango Juice, Kerala Food, Selfies, Royal Enfield, Travel.
Weapons:After Effects, Premier Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop, Smile

Praney Thapa

Marketing Mafia

Chirpy, free spirited and always enthusiastic about work, Praney is a mini India of his own. He’s lived in a lot of places throughout his life and reflections of it can be seen in his personality. SEO is his middle name and ranking #1 is a piece of cake for him. He is usually found glued to his ear phones and doing “the dab” as a response to literally anything.
Blood Group:Messi, FC Barcelona, Football, Sprouts, Candid Photos, “Mysteriously long phone calls” 😛
Keywords: Google, Fitness, Enthusiasm and smile.

Aparna Balachander

Marketing Mafia

Often found using the word ‘Adulting’ with a frown, Aparna manages to function extremely well at the office, occasionally slipping into a loud laugh. A local resident of Bangalore she actually enjoys her daily commute to work as she uses it to catch up with her TV Shows. We know she is auntie’s favourite person but she will vehemently deny it. While she is not being a wizard at work you’ll catch her discussing about the latest fan theories and why they are usually wrong.
Blood Group:Comic book stuff, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Coldplay, Baahubali, Game of Thrones, Paneer, Jon Snow.
Weapons:Creativity, Kannada, A Never-Say-Die Attitude, Novels.

Sugandha Chadha

Marketing Mafia

A Livewire of sorts, she wastes no time in making sure to get the work done by any means necessary. While the rest of our account managers struggle at getting appreciation from clients, Sugandha is on “hugzzzz” terms with most of them (Yea, we don’t get it either). Her nonchalance and style is so legendary that you’re most likely to find her applying lip balm while executing the most complex campaigns – and doing a fine job at both! When not talking about work (which is often), you’ll end up having discussions with her on food, dogs, or how many SPFs your moisturizer should have.
Blood Group:Makeup, Stilettos, Rottweilers, the never ending plan to get in shape.
Weapons:Sketching, Sense of Fashion, The Occasional (!!) Nagging

Henry Tom

Design Mafia

Quite the mysterious character, Henry is more often then not, calm, composed and lost in his own world (which he loves). But with all that, comes a very positive attitude to never say “no” (as is evident from his constant head bobbing to communicate the same). Beyond his work ethic is an all-round nice guy that brings about a positive feel to the workplace and his co-workers.
Blood Group:Manchester United, Iron Maiden, GOT and Narcos, Traveling.
Weapons:Illustrator, Head Banging (Metal Music Fuels Him), Living in His Own World, Photography, Sketching.

Junaiz Raza

Marketing Mafia

In the midst of fretting designers and hyperventilating account managers sits the true voice of peace – Junaiz – the most chill kinda guy you will ever meet. We’ve often asked him the secret behind his constant state of calmness, but like every great spiritual teacher, he just passes an enigmatic smile and brushes it off! Thankfully, he’s not so secretive about his SEO and Inbound Marketing skills, and can often be found quietly delivering tons of traffic to websites. It has also been rumored that he aspires to be a photographer, but we haven’t seen anything to substantiate that claim yet!
Blood Group:Endless Chill, Enigmatic Smile, Malabar Paratha, Omoiyari, MarTech
Weapons:Peace(!!), (Re)Search, Funalytics, Crawler (The Google one), White Hat.

Somya Aggarwal

Marketing Mafia

Young, tall, chirpy and always enthusiastic, Somya is one confident young workaholic who loves to write and come up with quirky campaigns. Hailing from Dehradun and being a pseudo Baniya, she seems to always be on a sugar rush with her constant chit chats, nakhra and an opinion for everything. While she’s not at it, you could manage to catch her updating WhatsApp stories or finding the most funniest meme trend online.
Blood Group:Memes, Selfies, WhatsApp stories (:P) and bollywood maniac.
Weapons:Content, Selfies, Silent observance, Student of The Year 😉 and In-Trend campaigns

Priya Gurbani

Marketing Mafia

Social Panga’s dreams to become an internet phenomenon got a major boost when Priya decided to grace us with her presence. Yes, she’s real. Her response to serious situations is to burst into hysterical laughter at the worst possible moment. We don’t know why this happens, or how it helps, but it seems to work! She handles digital and content marketing for us and does the perfect dance between being Tom & Jerry – threatening designers for their life and slyly escaping when her work – BFF gives her things to do.
Blood Group:Camel rides (No points for guessing where she’s from), Nanhey Jaisalmer, Never ending To-Do Lists, Mithaai
Weapons:Chai, Perk (Sugar Rush, FTW!), Tied Hair (Apparently it improves quality of work), Mangoes, Nikita

Namrata Katiyar

Design Mafia

Hailing from the city of Nawabs, Namrata is a nawab herself with myriad of talents up her sleeves. Design Mafia by profession, she likes to read, write, paint and learn old arts. And the list does not end here! Die hard fan of King Khan (which she is not at all ashamed of or may be a little), she is a true movie buff. When not designing, she may be found scribbling some fiction stories. Marketing mafias take note, she is capable of writing a kick-ass copy for your graphic.
Blood Group:Foodie, Fabric Weaving, Movies, The time traveler’s wife
Weapons:Designing, Painting, Writing, Her Zesty Laughter

Shivani Trivedi

Design Mafia

Coming from the city of Haldiram and oranges, this high-spirited design mafia can be seen poking her account managers to update her Trello. No wonder she takes her Trello masters too seriously! An aspiring hippie, you would often find Shivani donning some funky jewellery and clothing, adding the much-required hotness to the AC chilled premises of Social Panga. (Ain’t we good at exaggerating, also?)
Always up to learning new things, Shivani is undoubtedly on her way to becoming one of the coolest designers we have here. And we are not exaggerating here.
Blood Group:Colours, Shopping, Quirky Stuff, Hippies & Bohos, Nachos and Cheese, Meaow.
Weapons:Illustrator, Photoshop, Right Side of her Brain, Ability to talk on random topics.

Nikitha Paulson

Design Mafia

Suneha Arora

Marketing Mafia

Mohit Patel

Marketing Mafia

From the land of Garbas and Dhoklas, Mohit (without an “H”) or as we all affectionately call him Patel, increases the cuteness factor of Social Panga with just his presence. If he weren’t a social media pro, his alternate job would most probably be a fruit vendor, as he is rarely seen without a bunch of bananas for breakfast. While there is no doubt that he is everybody’s favourite at work, he is pretty popular among the designers for being polite all the time. Usually seen glued to his seat and headphones, he is the show stopper for all ethnic days at Panga. In his free time, he likes writing amazing Hindi poetry with some crazy Adele level depth in them.
Blood Group:Mumbai, Bananas, Idly, Chic Ethnic Wear!
Weapons:Innocent Face, Specs, Smile, Punctuality, Home-Made Coconut laddoos!