After more than a decade as a journalist, M Keshav founded MANTRA in 1992, inspired by his Spiritual Guide, Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda and his mentor in Management Education, Mr Sharu Rangnekar. Having started purely by happenstance to train sales teams of Blue Dart, Kone elevators and Crompton Greaves, he went on to establish himself as an ‘ATTITUDE CONSULTANT’ and build a team of talented associates who provide Learning, Entertainment, Out-Bound and Event management services to a host of renowned clients in the corporate and development space.

Our special pride is in grooming young trainees as well as teams from SMEs who greatly value our inputs. The current engagements involve a more than a dozen highly self-motivated associates who take up client engagement by designing, delivering, monitoring and researching feedback.

MANTRA’s resource network has access to a pool of talented learning facilitators, specialising in diverse needs and styles to suit every corporate’s requirements.

  • M Keshav : M KESHAV is the Founder-CEO of MANTRA, based in Chennai, specialising in L&D Facilitation as an Attitude Consultant, for over two decades. Writer, Quizmaster, Anchor on television and radio, man of many parts, Keshav is passionate about facilitation because he loves observing human behaviour in task-relationship balance.
  • Jaby John : Restaurateur by profession and facilitator by passion, he uses his Marketing MBA education and pharma industry experience to great use in creating happy workspaces.
  • Sai Shankar Ramani : InfoTech engineer who chose people-management so that he can be a high-energy expert at game-based learning and employee engagement including event management etc.
  • Roop Kumar : Industrial Engineer with over three decades in industry who specialises in factory-oriented, work-related experiential learning facilitation.
  • Padmini Janandhanan : Physiologist and academic expert for more than three decades with a passion for MBTI-related assessment skills for learning facilitation among teachers and students.

Senior Guest Facilitation Associates who have enriched MANTRA with their rich eminence and experiences include Dr Sumathi Narayanan, Mrs Subashri Chandramouli, Mr. Paul Mathew, Mr .G.N.Radhakrishnan, Mr Ashok Aiyar, Mr.K.Vaidyanathan and Mr S Shrikanth among many others over the years.


MANTRA GIVES BACK: VE MUST The natural off-shoot of the significant support from this large client-base has led to our own little efforts in supporting the Corporate Social Responsibility by forming a non-profit Trust called VEMUST – Value Education for Mutual Understanding and Service Trust. The MISSION of this Trust is to provide CONFIDENCE BUILDING SKILLS in UNDERPRIVILEGED YOUTH.

Each one of you has a philosophy and an initiative to use the 2% Minimum Mandatory, to give back to society. We can help you to use it in the LEARNING DOMAIN to help reach out and educate the less privileged youth in Indian Society. HELP BUILD A NEW INDIA, one child at a time. VEMUST, because WE MUST!

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“ You always take a group of strangers working together through your MANTRA programme and make them ‘approximate’ family in such a short time!”
It is like being paid to eat candy.”
Client CEO
Mantra of the Day
Mind cannot practice what
not to do;
it can only practice what
to do