There have been a number of people who have worked on Sochu over the years and we are stoked about every single person's contribution. Here are some of the key players from the Sochu Team!
Chetan Vohra - Author & Filmmaker
“I believe entertainment is food (or medicine) for the soul, and we need to start eating healthy!
In a world where entertainment is consumed every hour of the day, we need to make sure that it is wholesome and nutritious. Whether we like it or not, Entertainment IS the new Education!”
At 17, Chetan was fortunate to venture out by himself, live alone, and pursue Visual Art & Design at the Vancouver Film School in Canada. Later, he came back to study cinematography at Whistling Woods in Mumbai. Ever since his days at film school, Chetan wanted to make content for children.
"Children are like a sponge - they absorb everything around them to make sense of the world."
Seeing the impact that entertainment has on children’s minds, Chetan set out to create children’s content that is wholesome, mindful, and inclusive.
If there was just one gift we could give children, it should be the ability to have their OWN thoughts!” - with this in mind, Chetan created Sochu, together with two of his friends - Vilas Algude and Deven Gandhi.
Sochu is a series of children's books and a TV series that celebrates the process of thinking! Through Sochu, Chetan aims to spark the imaginations of children and provide the kind of entertainment that can open them up to newer perspectives, help them deal with varied pressures and be exposed to the many diversities in the society.
Sochu embodies 21st-century skills like collaboration, non-violent communication, creative thinking, problem solving, gender equality, empathy, kindness, experiential learning and many more… All this without losing out on the entertainment quotient!
"We believe that Sochu is truly Chaplinesque!"
In 2018, Chetan stumbled upon Experiential Education, a teaching philosophy in which educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection. With this new tool of EE, he sourced, curated and created activities at the back of each book, that can help children and parents extend the experience of Sochu into their own lives. Chetan continues to weave the many methodologies of EE in everything that he does, even today! Initially he released two books of Sochu to test the market. After getting a lot of encouragement and applause, he set out to create the pilot episode and a more substantial Box Set with 12 books! Chetan is currently pitching the pilot episode of Sochu as a TV Series to all the TV channels and OTT platforms in India. Apart from Sochu, Chetan is also developing multiple other projects that he will bring to market in the coming years.
Deven Gandhi | Co-Author
Deven has a unique way of looking at life. He has a curious mind and a compassionate heart. As an idealist, he is keen to affect change in a constructive way. And through Sochu, he believes he can do just that.
Vilas Algude | Co-Author
Vilas is the pragmatist of the Sochu team. He understands the psyche of the intended audience and makes sure that each story is universally relatable.