Nikhil Hemrajani runs Sitara Studio, an independent cultural venue in the heart of Mumbai. Over the years, the space has hosted theatre, film and dance festivals, music gigs, and many other cultural evenings. Nikhil’s current focus is on programming cutting-edge local and international content at the space every weekend. Having graduated with a degree in Mass Media, Nikhil was a journalist for eight years prior to starting Sitara Studio, and covered technology and music for publications like The Times Of India and Hindustan Times. In 2011, he was awarded the Young Media Fellowship by the Australia-India Council, and visited Australia to report on its music industry. Nikhil is also a geek, musician, film buff and traveller, and a zealous supporter of bad jokes.