Nayana Gangooly has over 30 years experience in curating the finest Indian textiles and encouraging local craftspeople and artisans to showcase their wares. She is also deeply committed to Kolkata, its heritage, culture, history and vibrancy. For the past three years, she has immersed herself in the history and idiosyncrasies of the city, using her own family history, her wide range of connections and her immense interest in the subject to become an established "Kolkata host". She is someone who feels and describes one of India's most fascinating and soulful cities with passion, eloquence and knowledge. Hardly surprising, since she runs a homestay in Bengal's cultural heart of Shantiniketan, is an active member of Kolkata's jazz movement and is also a founder member of the city's wine club. She also makes Kolkata a personal experience for those who take her tours, showing them aspects of Kolkata that take them beyond the obvious and the surface.