Communicate To Collaborate

TheDialog emerges from a recognition of a significant information gap existing between our two nations. It is our firm belief that by bridging this gap, and facilitating the exchange of valuable and precise information, we can contribute to a stronger Indo-German alliance. Through this platform, we aim to provide a comprehensive compilation of all Indo-German topics and background, offering information that is both insightful and actionable.

As professionals deeply engaged in research, innovation, and communications, we understand the importance of fostering meaningful connections. TheDialog is not merely a website; it is a catalyst for discussions, collaboration, and mutual growth. We envision a space where individuals, businesses, and institutions can come together to share knowledge, experiences, and perspectives, thereby enriching the tapestry of our bilateral relations.


At TheDialog, our commitment is to serve as a trusted source of information, bringing you the latest developments, fostering cultural understanding, and facilitating connections that transcend geographical boundaries. Through curated content and a dynamic community, we aspire to contribute to the strengthening of ties between India and Germany, forging a pathway towards a more interconnected and prosperous future.


Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey. Together, let us embark on a collaborative exploration of the Indo-German relationship, fostering an exchange that transcends borders and builds bridges between our nations.


The founders, Anandi Iyer and Sunanda Rao-Erdem bring together more than five decades of experience In working in and with Germany and India. They are passionate about bridging the gap and contribute towards bringing the two countries together. This initiative is a personal commitment from the duo to create an enabling framework for an increased and constructive dialogue between the two countries.

Anandi Iyer

Is the Director of Fraunhofer Office in India since 15 years, and has been working in the field of collaborative Technology and Innovation in the Indo-European corridor for over 25 years. She was a member of the Indo German Expert Group on Digitalisation set up by the two Heads of Government.

She is Chairperson of the Women in Science and Entrepreneurship Council (WISE) of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and the Co-Chair of the Science, Innovation and Technology Committee. She has been nominated by the Government of India, as the Core Member of the G20 Empower, and Chair for G20 Empower Working Group on STEM. She has recently been distinguished as one of the top 75 women in STEAM by the Indian Govt and the British High Commission to mark the 75 years of Indian Independence.
Sunanda Rao-Erdem
Co Founder

Is the founder and CEO of Seraphim Communications, a Strategic PR consultancy which works primarily in the Indo-German landscape. Prior to founding this consultancy, Sunanda was the Managing Director of CNC Communications, a strategic boutique consultancy, headquartered in Munich.

She has worked as an editor with Deutsche Welle for more than 10 years. Sunanda divides her time between Germany and India equally. During her career as a journalist in India and Germany, Sunanda’s focus was to cover international and diplomatic issues spanning the European Union and South Asia. She has interviewed heads of states and international leaders and CEO’s of topmost multinationals. Her work as a communications consultant spans over 15 years wherein she has worked in sectors such as defence, civil aviation, B2B businesses, and governmental bodies.


Monaz Desai-Tantzscher

Has a background in facilitating bilateral trade, bringing 14 years of experience in assisting Indian and German Companies. She has worked in Mumbai, Pune and Duesseldorf and is currently based in Hamburg.

She has had the opportunity to work on various Business Delegations, Business Events and Business advisory in her tenure with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC). From Market entry strategies to finding suitable business partners her professional journey has equipped her with a strong foundation in enabling the presence of German companies in India and vice versa. During her time with the IGCC she has worked diverse industry sectors such as Defence, Energy Efficiency, Green Hydrogen Initiatives, Ship Building, F&B to name a few.