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The people behind


Giri Balasubramaniam (Pickbrain) 
Quizmaster & Director, Greycaps

Giri Balasubramaniam, better known by his pseudonym Pickbrain, is a noted quizmaster & director of Greycaps, Asia’s largest onstage quizzing and knowledge services company.

It was at one of his quiz shows that Dr. Kalam suggested the idea of a Teacher initiative and the need to ‘celebrate the teacher’. On his advice, (then was created by Pickbrain and his team, in 2013.

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Rashmi Furtado

Co-Founder and Senior Editor,

Rashmi is a passionate teacher, content curator, a natural writer and one of the founders of She is a sought-after speaker at educational conferences, facilitator programs and for motivational talks to students and teachers at schools across India. Rashmi is also a popular quiz host for schools, colleges and large corporate audiences.


Varsha Prasad


Varsha has been part of the editorial team at Greycaps, for close to a decade. She has played a vital role in creating many products which ignite the curiosity of children. A voracious reader, she loves her comics, fictional characters and treasures her book collection. Varsha is currently leading the initiative.

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