About Us

DISSDASH offers cutting edge editorial content that gives a voice to South Asians across the globe. It incorporates topics that make you think, along with those that inspire. Our team gives rise to noteworthy subjects with a modern and outspoken viewpoint. A content powerhouse, we tell it like it is.

Edgy, fresh and always connecting you culturally to South Asian roots.

Sonia Nagpal
Sonia Nagpal (CEO/Co-Founder)

With an extensive background in leading the South Asian American movement dating back to the '90s when South Asian connections were far and in between, Sonia has been at the forefront of bringing the market together around common interests. Having spent 7 + years as a free lance reporter for mainstream television show AVSTV, Sonia created DissDash. Being the CEO of this powerful media company, Sonia has had the opportunity to showcase both human and entertainment stories to a global audience. As we trend forward with Sonia at the helm, our community is informed and always connected.

Ahmad Mukhtar
Ahmad Mukhtar (CFO/Co-Founder)

Our go-to guy for everything tech, Ahmad is the wiz who makes the team stay efficient and functional. Always on top of things, he creates all the magic at the core of our website.

Pallavi Kanmadikar
Pallavi Kanmadikar (Editor-In-Chief/Co-Founder)

Not competent enough to sit idle and stare as the world goes by, Pallavi is optimistic to a fault and believes in building her world on her own rather than depending on others to make things right.

Natasha Nagpal
Natasha Nagpal (Operations Manager)

With a primary focus on representing DissDash on all social media platforms, especially on the addicting Clubhouse app. When not on Clubhouse, Natasha loves to spend time with nature. Whenever time permits she also loves to travel. Always seeking to network professionally with like minded people to build a connection, form solid relationships, and develop mutually beneficial collaborations.

Nila Choudhury
Nila Choudhury (Content Producer)

Nila is a freelance journalist and Clinical Psychology Doctoral student who was born and raised in New York City. There is very little she loves more than Harry Potter marathons, pizza, 90s Bollywood, bagels, falooda, and her family. She hopes to use her powers for good by spreading mental health awareness and positivity in the South Asian community through her love of writing.

Hira Zubair
Hira Zubair (Content Curator)

Hira Zubair is a Pakistani born New Yorker living in Brooklyn. She dances her way through life, dreaming of a world without borders. Wanderlust, dancing, soul connections and gastronomy form the epitome of her human existence.

Neha Kher
Neha Kher (In-house Movie Critique)

Consultant by day and professional dancer on weekends, Neha loves going to the movies and has a not-so-secret crush on Hrithik Roshan!

Shweta (In-house Chef)

Shweta is an IT consultant and engineer by day. A cooking enthusiast, she loves experimenting with food. Usually found hooked to Netflix or crafting knick-knacks for home decor, over weekends.

Melwyn D'souza (In-house Tech Guru)

Fount of wisdom, insufferable know it all, make it go away are just some of the phrases used to define Melwyn. When he is not at his Consulting job, he spends his time reading about technology and current affairs.

Sarika Patel
Sarika Patel Ringer (In-house Fitness Instructor)

Sarika Patel Ringer is a certified personal trainer and has been leading fitness classes for the last 5 years. She combines her love for dance with foundation exercises to create an energetic, total-body workout that leaves you feeling motivated to take on the day. Sarika also currently teaches Zumba, Bollywood Fitness, and HIIT around NYC, and has transitioned her original class, Rhythm&Tone, into online sessions for her clients. High amounts of energy are what make her stand out. She's got plenty to spare, so join her on the journey through dance movement and fitness!