Board Members

Katharina Poggendorf-Kakar


Founder of Tara Trust, Katharina Poggendorf-Kakar is an academic, a writer, social worker and artist living in Goa, India. She studied Comparative Religion, Anthropology and Indian Art History at the Free University, Berlin, where she took her master’s degree (1995) and her doctorate (2001) in Comparative Religion.

Having established Tara Trust in 2008 Katharina works relentlessly to promote the education and well being of deprived children by generating support and fundraising for numerous causes while also facilitating the trust’s free art-based workshops and yearly programs across Goa and other parts of India.

Dr. Sudhir Kakar


Psychoanalyst / Writer

Benaulim, Goa

Amrita Narayanan

Board Member

Psychotherapist / Writer

Assagaon, Goa

Vikram Lal

Board Member


New Delhi