Team Lemon-Choos

Pradip Bihari

Maithili Translation Expert, Project Lemon-Choos
Location: Madhubani, Bihar. A theatre aficionado, actively involved in acting, writing and directing plays, Pradip ji is a writer, proficient in Maithili, Hindi and Nepali with several published works to his credit, original and translated. He is the recipient of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award, 2007 for his collection of short stories, ‘Sarokar’.

Ashutosh Jha

Translator, Project Lemon-Choos

Ashutosh Jha is volunteer, Project Lemon-Choos. He has translated Ammu’s Puppy, The Ant and the Green Mung Bean, The Grand Patch-up, My Best Friend and Gulli’s Box of Things, English Level 1, 2 and 3 books into Maithili.

He graduated from the Cambridge Institute of Technology, Ranchi with a B.Tech in Computer Science and currently works in the IT sector.

Ashutosh enjoys singing and has several live singing performances and recordings to his credit. He is skilled at bringing together like minded people and executing various activities and projects like storytelling for children, cycling in the city, trekking etc.

Pratyush Anand

Translator, Project Lemon-Choos

Pratyush is volunteer, Project Lemon-Choos. He has translated My Balwadi, Pishi and I, Samira’s awful lunch, The red raincoat, Going to a wedding
(English Level 1 to 3 books) in Maithili.

Pratyush graduated from IIT, Delhi with a Masters in Computer Technology and presently works as Linux Runtime Lead for AI Accelerator at Qualcomm.

Pratyush likes to cycle, run and trek. He is passionate about literature, especially Maithili literature.

Reena Mishra

Translator, Project Lemon-Choos

Reena Mishra is volunteer, Project Lemon-Choos. She has translated Rumniya, What does Anu see, Bath time for Chunnu Munnu, I want that one! (English Level 1 to 3 books) into Maithili.

Reena graduated from IIIT Kolkata and works in the IT sector.

Gaurav Thakur

Translator, Project Lemon-Choos

Gaurav is volunteer, Project Lemon-Choos. He has translated Today I am!, Didi’s colourful treasure, I can help, Going home (English Level 1 to 3 books), into Maithili.

Gaurav graduated from East Point College of Engineering and Technology and is currently with Oracle Financial Services Software. Gaurav is closely involved in activities of Babujeeka Library, a one of its kind library of Maithili literature and community centre in Darbhanga.

Bhaskar Jha

Translator, Project Lemon-Choos

Bhaskar is volunteer, Project Lemon-Choos. He has translated A day at the park, My little garden, Colours of nature and Sona’s smart nose (English Level 1 to 3 books), into Maithili.

Bhaskar graduated from NIIT, Jamshedpur and presently works in the IT sector. He enjoys playing music on the synthesiser.

Swati Suman

Translator, Project Lemon-Choos

Swati is volunteer, Project Lemon-Choos. She has translated Grandma’s glasses, an English Level 2 book, in Maithili.

Swati graduated from IIBS, Bangalore with an MBA in HR and presently serves as Human Resources Administrator at Quantela, Inc. Swati enjoys singing and participating in activities like cycling, trekking and running.

Chandani Jha

Translator, Project Lemon-Choos

Chandani is part of team Lemon-Choos. She has translated Aaloo-Maloo-Kaloo and Everything looks new, English books for early readers, into Maithili.
Chandani graduated from MLSM College, Darbhanga.

Vikas Vineet Jha

Voice Over Artist, Project Lemon Choos

Vikas Vineet Jha is volunteer, Project Lemon-Choos. He has lent his voice to the audio version of Project Lemon Choos books, thus, bringing them alive in a different way.

Vikas is administrator at Sri Sri Academy, Kolkata. His passion lies in theatre and he is part of several theatrical productions. He enjoys singing, storytelling and working with children. Vikas is also involved in activities of several NGOs working in Bihar.