About Us

Raghav Sarma: Founder & Managing Editor

Licence to Drive was conceived by Raghav in the year 2011 as a digital platform for the auto industry with a travel and lifestyle slant.

A 21 yr old alumni of Modern School Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, Raghav is currently a student of History at Delhi University, India. In 2018 he attended the program on Security, Governance & Conflict Resolution at the University of Amsterdam. He started blogging at the age of 13 and was recognized as the youngest auto blogger in the world. He was the youngest media professional to cover the 11th Auto Expo 2012 at New Delhi (at age 14) and has ever since covered major auto events, launches, F1 races and interviewed leading industry stalwarts at a young age. His interest in cars led him to do an apprenticeship under Tutu Dhawan, the legendary classic car restorer, to understand the finer nuances of car building.

An avid traveler, culture spotter and Gen Z tracker, Raghav also writes on travel, leisure and lifestyle. A keen golfer and footballer, he has played at the School Nationals in 2012 and was a part of the National IPSC winning team in 2015. He also attended the youth training camp at Dutch 1st Division Football Club ADO Den Haag in Europe, in the year 2014.

Sanjay Sarma: Mentor & Editor

A keen golfer, mentor and guide to the LTD project, Sanjay brings in over 25 years of cross industry marketing & entrepreneurial expertise, both as a brand strategist, and as an advertising & communication professional.

He is the Founder of SSARMA Consults, a boutique advisory firm; and the Founder/ CEO of Design Worldwide, a strategic design & communication firm based out of Gurgaon. He is also on the advisory board of start ups in the media & entertainment industry.

A columnist and opinion leader with business dailies like Business Standard, HT Mint and Hindu BusinessLine, he is also a speaker at some of India's leading management institutes, design schools, startup summits and marketing forums.

He was the Co-Chairman of ASSOCHAM’s Expert Committee on Advertising, Brand & Design in the year 2007-08 and the Advisor to the Pondicherry International Film Festival in 2018. Currently he spends a considerable amount of time mentoring and advising start ups and incubating new economy ideas.

Simmi Dhawan: Features Editor

A food technologist by profession and a writer & language coach by passion, Simmi has spent several years in the food & hospitality industry.

She worked with the Taj Group of Hotels, and then as a National Consultant with the World Health Organization, followed by a stint as a Project Consultant, Mission Economique, UBIfrance at the Embassy of France, New Delhi.

She writes, edits and translates in English, French and Hindi and has a keen interest in the Urdu script as well. She has edited several published books and has been commissioned to write a biography for a leading Indian educationist.

Simmi writes for news publications and digital platforms on a variety of subjects including Current Affairs, Travel, Food, Health & Lifestyle, Education, Environment and more. She also undertakes language teaching & training assignments, and creates, coordinates & conducts training modules for various levels within organisations.
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