Meet The Team
founder & co-editor
The founder & co-editor of Push up Daisies, Saachi Gupta is also a writer with a crippling fear of death. In her free time, she is usually talking about music to anyone who will listen, & writing for Gaysi Family & The Luna Collective among others.
When she's not spreading communist or vegetarian propaganda, co-editor Neeharika Nene writes and sings. She's a little too certain her passion for true crime will come in handy someday - but it's no cause for concern. Yet.
chief illustrator & co-editor
Fluent in vine references and obscure history facts, talking in textposts is second nature to Ira Welankar, co-editor and chief illustrator of Push Up Daisies. An aspiring designer and artist, she’s most comfortable with a notebook in hand, and has created the cover art for the book Gifted.
Obsessed with the worlds of television shows and books, is our website designer, Rahil Shah. He pretty much majors in fandoms, loves reading comics, writes on his blog and occasionally (like really occasionally) uploads to his YouTube channel as well.
An art student and a bit of a perfectionist, Kanishka Lad is the animator and constant advisor that Push up Daisies needs. In her free time, you can find her in bed, watching anime or documentaries that keep her up all night. Hating people who talk during movies is another important part of who she is as a person.
Photography is not the only thing that Push up Daisies' official photographer Atharva is into. His other interests include science and spending time with nature. There is no way anyone who knows Atharva cannot know his one soft spot: dogs. Each and every dog that exists, Atharva loves.
The official photographer for Push up Daisies, Aryan really likes movies, music, people, literature, anime, photography, fashion, food, and football. He spends his free time running and hating peas. An aspiring know-it-all, he wishes there were more hours in the day to do things.
Nat is a multimedia artist from Baltimore, MD, USA. Her practice centers around creating books and zines as a means to communicate overwhelming emotions, troubled states of mind, and deep dark secrets. She currently serves as the head multimedia editor of Storm of Blue Press as well as the founder/director of Darkside Collective and Fifth Wheel Press. When she is not making art, Nat enjoys playing The Witcher, spending time with family, and listening to lots of Glass Animals.
Allie does mostly everything with headphones on and music playing - studying, writing and painting. She spends a considerable amount of time finding and appreciating the little beauties in life. She is a curious soul - she'll listen for hours about any niche interest. Colour is her favourite form of self-expression, especially when the right words are hard to think of. She would like to die quietly, surrounded by monarchs and sunlight.
A self-proclaimed connoisseur of lemon tarts, teas & espressos, Rhea writes & works every living moment. She is an amateur writer, photographer and singer with a debilitating need to see more LGBTQ+ and brown womxn representation in academia. Being a true crime & female assassin aficionado, she would be delighted to be hunted down & mysteriously assassinated by one.
Sarah Boada was born in Bogota, Colombia. She has implemented her knowledge of music to compose for films, participating in several short films that have been screened internationally. She was the winner of the Young category in the ASP Awards, Italy. Recently, she won an honourable mention at the IPA Awards in the Street Photography category. She focuses on the streets as they are the beating heart of cities, where people are raw and transparent. She would like to die next to a loved one.