In 2003, she set up her own production house, ‘Themescape Media’ and produced and edited many documentaries and television shows. A program she produced ‘Chakula Bora’ became Africa’s longest running sponsored show and ran for 163 episodes.
In 2013, she shifted back to India and began teaching, initially as visiting faculty and later as full time faculty. She has taught at SIMC and DGMCMS. Before she joined MITID as full time faculty, she had conducted workshops at MITID.
Sonal enjoys the process of teaching and is very aware of the constantly evolving media scene and works hard to make sure that the teaching is relevant and meaningful to her young students who are emerging into adulthood. As someone who has worked in various countries and made programs for an International audience, she can prepare her students to become ‘global citizens’.