Creative Entrepreneur and Business Owner Canada
Nita Khanna is a creative entrepreneur and business owner with an academic background in English Literature, Aesthetics, and Critical Theory from Bombay University and The University of Oxford, U.K. She has worked as a writer and producer in advertising and film production in Mumbai, Dubai, and Toronto, and has served as a Director on the board of ‘Cinestan North America’, a Canadian media company. She is the co-founder of ‘Shastrartha – The Art of Civilized Dialogue’, a live event series based in New Delhi, and the founder of a fledgling curatorial venture called ‘The Birchbark Collective’ based in New Delhi and Toronto. As a third generation successor to her traditional family business, her turnkey implementation of enterprise solutions has helped revive and transform an archaic, labor intensive business in her home state of Madhya Pradesh, and has set the groundwork for an upcoming documentary film on the subject. She is currently researching and writing a book on the historical, socio-cultural, and religious evolution of Fasting and its impact on modern day concepts of wellness. An Indo - Canadian, she lives with her husband and their two sons between Toronto and New Delhi.