HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS
C0-Head of Press
“No matter how lost you feel; if you stay true to yourself, the path will always find you again.”
~ Enola Holmes
Kuhu Bhattacharya, the Co-Head of Press at HFSMUN 2023, is a Bold yet Beningn leader with an unwavering devotion to the letter 'B'. From her infatuation with the sitcom 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (which she claims to have watched over a Billion times - and we Believe her) to her fervour for Bollywood movies ('Om Shanti Om' supremacy), initiating a conversation with her is a Breeze.
Aside from her fascination with 'B' related topics, Kuhu is a passionate Mental Health advocate and an accomplished Blogger with over three years of experience writing for her Blog 'Damselzinsanity'. She also contributes to a global STEM magazine and serves as a special correspondent for the local newspaper, Planet Powai. With her diverse writing background, Kuhu hopes to bring a fresh perspective to this year's Press Report, 'MUN ki Baat,' and aims to make it a roaring success for years to remember.
When she’s not glued to her laptop learning about ‘Bots and Brains’, and forced to get some fresh air, Kuhu finds comfort in playing Basketball or dancing Kathak(her Ghungroos are a prized possession). As an ardent 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' superfan (she’s won a trivia night single-handedly), Kuhu has a particular fondness for Chandler Bing, however, with her childlike innocence (and Bad jokes), she’s a Pheobe Buffay at heart.
So we guess the only question that remains is…could there BE anyone better suited to lead the Press Team this year?
“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day.”
~ Calvin & Hobbes
Keara Bardhan, the Co-head of Press for HFSMUN 2023, is our very own Master Oogway– exuding wisdom and grace and inspiring everyone around her to new heights of productivity and pun-making. She wishes for the articles at this year’s conference to be like a genie in a bottle– capturing the essence of HFSMUN and granting it immortality through words that leave a legacy!
Whether it's dancing around her room, knitting, making iced tea, or simply basking in the sun, she's always looking for new ways to keep herself engaged in her free time. So if you ask her what her hobbies are, she may not have a straightforward answer - but she can promise you that she's never bored!
Keara's sense of humour, mainly comprising dad jokes, is so quirky that it should come with a warning label! Her jokes are hilariously bad, but somehow, they always manage to put a smile on people's faces. Her upbeat demeanour and genuine interest in others make her an absolute joy to be around, and she has a knack for brightening up any room she enters. Her empathy and willingness to listen without judgment make her a natural confidant for many.
And if we are talking about Keara, we cannot forget to mention her undying love for chai! (she might as well be its official spokesperson) Let's just hope she's extra careful not to “spill the tea” on those all-important Press Releases!
Co-Head of Press
Head of IT
“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.”
~ Michael Jordan
Arjav Dhorajia, our Head of IT for HFSMUN 2023, embodies the words of Michael Jordan and has certainly put in the work - he is a computer enthusiast with a wealth of experience in robotics, website building, and more. With his love for all things tech-related, he is the closest thing we've got to a real-life Iron Man (minus the suit, unfortunately).
When Arjav isn't coding, he is gaming on his prized possession - his Xbox. He is a FIFA fanatic who always plays at the highest level, even if he is not winning. He loves tweaking his tactics and strategy in the game, just like he does with his code. Apart from that He's obsessed with sneakers and has entered countless raffles for his dream shoe, the Chicago Lost and Founds. So far, he's only won the "lost" part of the raffle.
For HFSMUN 2023, Arjav's goal is to ensure the digital side of things runs as smoothly as butter. From the website to the registration forms, he will make sure everything is up to par. And if anything goes wrong, Arjav will be there to fix it before you get the chance to play the dinosaur game on Chrome!
To get him talking, just bring up anything related to AI. He is always up for a conversation about all the amazing things you can do with it. And if you really want to impress him, just show him your own code – he loves a good coding challenge!
“Laziness is the mother of all bad habits, but ultimately she is a mother, and we should respect her.”
~ Shikamaru Nara
He likes big words and loves his phone. Say hello to our Head of Security at HFSMUN 2023 - Harshil Jain! A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and comedic individual, Harshil is a fast learner and a strong leader. He believes that plans will always have shortcomings and surprises when it comes to their execution, and thus aims to tackle them efficiently with his past experience under the Security Team at HFSMUN.
One thing that people tend to notice about Harshil is his approachable and respectful nature, despite being mistaken for a distant or rude person at first instance. He can easily connect with others over various topics such as video games, sports, movies, and standup comedies.
(Pro tip: If you want to get on his good side, be sure to bring up Vir Das or ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ - he can ramble about them for hours.)
Harshil’s guilty pleasure lies in playing on his PS4 and performing a concert in his room (when no one’s around - or so he hopes!).
As the Head of Security this year, Harshil's primary goal is to ensure a safe environment for all attendees and ensure a smooth flow of events without any hiccups. His exceptional leadership skills, dedication, and experience make him the perfect candidate to uphold a secure and successful HFSMUN conference.
Head of Security
Co-Head of PR
“It's all make-believe, isn't it?”
~ Marilyn Monroe
Our Co-Head of PR, Ria Oberoi, is a creative force to be reckoned with. A perfect amalgamation of experience, passion and commitment, she's determined to make this year's edition of HFSMUN a viral sensation (even if it means chasing down attendees with a megaphone.) Her farsightedness and confidence add to her proficiency in planning such an extensive event and is always flitting from one committee to another with ease, capturing the perfect shots for social media. With her vivacious energy and creativity, she's sure to bring a level of engagement and excitement to the conference that's never been seen before.
With a spine of steel, Ria is known for her fearlessness and sharpness in all situations The easy and effortless respect she commands from each person when she walks into a room speaks volumes for the leadership skills she's cultivated over the years.
In her free time, Ria channels her artistic side through painting and baking. She's a Masterchef in the kitchen, whipping up delicious treats while blasting Taylor Swift at full volume, which never fails to impress. Ultimately, Ria’s personality can only be described as spectacularly electric and entertaining. We are confident that her presence will be a game-changer in making this conference a massive hit.
"If you never bleed, you're never gonna grow."
~ Taylor Swift
Meet the Co-Head of Public Relations for HFSMUN 2023, Ananya Chauhan, our very own content creation extraordinaire! She has a knack for creating content that'll make you hit the 'register' button faster than you can say "Model United Nations".
Her love language is making reels and videos for her friends, which is impressive considering how tedious content creation can be. But with her inherent interest in creative pursuits, she makes it look like a walk in the park.
Ananya’s goal is to promote and advertise HFSMUN to the best of her abilities and create eye-catching content. She promises to make the working environment positive for her committee members, all while ensuring the content is imaginative and authentic to our school.
Don't be fooled by her hostile expression - it's just a facade. She may have a short temper and height, but her warmth and approachability quickly shine through once you get to talking. Plus, she is a caffeine addict, so she will always be buzzing with energy.
If you're looking for a conversation starter, ask her about Taylor Swift and her latest tour - Ananya can talk about her for hours. You might find her stumbling around school on only 3 hours of sleep, fueled by boy bands like Arctic Monkeys, The Neighborhood, The 1975, and Coldplay. Just watch out if you somehow end up in her kitchen when she is cooking - things can get a little chaotic. But hey, as long as the final dish tastes good, right?
Co-Head of PR
Head of Delegate Affairs
"Dream is not the thing you see in sleep but is that thing that doesn't let you sleep."
~ A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Approachable and always ready to help all delegates solve their doubts and problems, introducing Durva Bhatt, our Head of Delegate Affairs for HFSMUN 2023! With a calm nature and no short temper, she’s our very own Yoda.
Her decisive nature is crucial for her role in selecting the perfect committee and country for each delegate. She is the amalgamation of a matchmaker and a global issues expert, ensuring that everyone is matched with the crisis or global issue they are most passionate about.
She believes boredom is a choice, and does her best to avoid it. Durva is an avid equestrian and a lover of all sports, even if she may not be good at all of them. Dancing, particularly Bharatnatyam, which she has been doing since she was 7, has played a crucial role in shaping her personality. She also loves meeting new people and hearing their stories but sometimes prefers horses over humans (honestly, understandable).
When not busy with the MUN, she spends an awful lot of time following tennis, and her guilty pleasure is street food, especially pani puri. So, if you're looking for a great street food eating partner or a tennis conversation starter, look no further!
“You call it crazy. I call it winning.”
~ Annalise Keating
A practical and persuasive person, our Head of Logistics this year, Keya Revalkar, is perfect for this position. With an inclination to objectivity, Keya is the ‘wise owl’ of her friend group and the go-to person for advice. This HFSMUN, if you find someone with earphones plugged in 24x7, you’ve probably met Keya - making sure the conference runs efficiently without being hampered by any obstacles.
A multipotentialite, Keya has a genuine passion for the Arts. A professional Kathak dancer at heart, and an enthusiastic learner when it comes to finishing a sketch, she is always looking for new methods and styles to improve her work. An immensely talkative person; she is recognised by a stream of incessant chatter, easily seen even in a class full of people. Keya spends an unhealthy amount of time reading books (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a treasure for life), thus it comes as no surprise that she’s an aspiring law student as well!
Her quick wit and sarcasm stem from her commitment to watching TV shows - be it Blacklist, Agents of Shield, or any K-Drama under the sun; she’s watched it all! Though Keya may come off as a slightly indifferent person from her judgy aura on the first impression, we assure you, you’re in for a smooth sailing ride under her leadership, this HFSMUN.
Co-Head of Logistics
Co-Head of Logistics
“Never stop fighting no matter what anyone says, if it’s in your gut, your soul, there’s nothing, no worldly possession that should come between you and your expression.”
~ Kanye West
Dhruv Malde, the Co-Head of the Logistics Department of HFSMUN is a diligent and organized individual with the “energy of a Golden Retriever”. With his detail-oriented plans and hardworking team, he guarantees a well-managed conference, which runs efficiently and as smoothly as silk.
Despite his quirky sense of humour, Dhruv is an approachable and friendly person, making him an excellent leader for the logistics team. He values building strong relationships with his team members, and he is always willing to lend a listening ear to anyone in need.
In the midst of a day full of chaos, Dhruv finds his peace with a good game of Basketball - you can always catch him on the court, blasting Kanye West or Frank Ocean on his headphones. ‘Golden State Warriors’ - say these 3 “golden” words and BAM! You’re best friends with Dhruv now! If he is not shooting hoops, Dhruv has probably gone trekking, an activity he considers close to his heart to appreciate the beauty in nature and find tranquillity.
A lucid and well-balanced person, we can promise you Dhruv is one of the best “Logi-Heads” you’ll ever meet, this HFSMUN!
“Nobody’s born ugly, we just live in a judgemental society.”
~ Kim Namjoon
We present to you the embodiment of a charming and vastly opinionated personality, our Co-Head of Photography, Harshika Singh! A social butterfly, she is always looking for new recruits who share the same enthusiasm for photography as she does. A considerate and thoughtful person at her core, she aims to make sure that every member of her department leaves the conference more skilled in their art and aware of the department's importance in sizable events such as HFSMUN.
Head in the clouds and feet on the ground, she remains a daydreamer but also a down-to-earth person. She firmly believes that the key to a good conversation is to be genuine, friendly and respectful. The ‘mom friend’ of the group, Harshika is known for her kindness and selflessness. Unconditionally loyal, there is nothing she hates more than disrespect towards her friends and does not hesitate to give someone a piece of her mind.
Harshika is a walking advertisement for all things Korean - be it K-dramas, BTS, or ramen. And if her infectious personality has not won you over already, tasting the delicious food she cooks certainly will.
Co-Head of Photography
Co-Head of Photography
“It always seems impossible until it is done.”
The Co-Head of Photography for HFSMUN 2023, Arya Gupta, can undoubtedly be distinguished from others by his skill and tremendous dedication to his craft. A self-taught photographer, he has achieved this level of hard-won expertise through experimentation and determination.
Almost overqualified for this position, Arya is an extremely organised and neat person (notice his spotless Onitsuka Tiger shoes at the conference!). As Head of Photography, he plans to add that ‘cherry on top’ and provide all participants with a lasting reminder of the conference.
An athlete, in essence, playing tennis or go-karting brings him an immense amount of joy. Known for his colossal love of F1 and sweets, Arya is someone with whom you could have lengthy conversations ranging from pedhas to just about any sport under the sun.
Photography to Arya is a highly personal art; he believes that opinions can change depending on the perspective. For him, editing is not manipulation but personalisation. It’s something that lets him achieve that sense of distinct uniqueness, allowing him to express his emotions through this medium. And with his unique eye for detail, we're sure he'll make this year's HFSMUN a picture-perfect success (literally!)
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle."
Being a designer is like being a kid in a candy store, except instead of candy, you get to play with the design! That's what makes Subhadra Nair, our Co-head for Design for HFSMUN 2023, so passionate about the field. She is always learning and growing as a designer, whether it's mastering a new software program or experimenting with a fresh technique. Subhadra is our very own design ninja, always ready to strike with the latest and greatest tools and trends.
The simplicity and beauty of a blank canvas allure her. Of course, it's a space where she can experiment and explore her ideas, but it's also amusing to gaslight her friends and family with random shapes and squiggles, passing them off as deep and meaningful "modern art." It's a fun game of deception, and she is the only one in on the joke!
Through her designs, Subhadra aspires to create an engaging and immersive experience for delegates, which will enable them to grasp the complexities of the issues being discussed and inspire their active participation in the proceedings.
Subhadra is obsessed with musicians and actors older than her grandparents, spending her free time re-watching legendary rock concerts. She values empathy and understanding and prides herself on being an attentive listener. But if you want to talk movies, she will gladly lecture you on the Godfather trilogy, going into great detail about the characters and themes. If you see her at HFSMUN, strike up a conversation about any of the above, and you're in for a treat!
Co-Head of Design
Co-Head of Design
“Do as I say, not as I do.”
Creativity flows in his veins and design is his language. Meet Shlok Dey, the brilliant mind behind the stunning visual identity of the Design Team at HFSMUN 2023. A confident and organised fellow, Shlok knows exactly what is needed and spends not a second procrastinating his passion.
He believes the recipe to success can be achieved through a practical approach to organization, incorporating valuable inputs and avoiding last-minute rushes to complete work. He is committed to ensuring that every aspect of the conference is handled with the utmost care and attention to detail.
Shlok firmly believes that frustration is best channelled, not released. He holds his Keyboard in the highest regard when it comes to a stress buster and uses it to channel his emotions into the music he creates.
When he's not working on design projects, Shlok enjoys perfecting various tie knots - a rather unusual hobby that reflects his attention to detail and his love of learning new skills. He has also been known to be a ‘bit’ obsessed with his hair, and his distinctive style is one of the first things people notice about him.
Shlok’s expertise in the field of design, combined with his natural leadership skills and dedication to his work, makes him the ideal candidate for the role of Head of the Design team this year!