Nandita Dinesh

Nandita Dinesh holds a PhD in Drama from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and an MA in Performance Studies from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Focused on the role that theatre can play during and after violent conflict, Dinesh has conducted community-based …

Neelie Chikhlikar

Born and brought up in Mumbai, Neelie Chikhlikar studied at the Cathedral and John Connon School and then pursued her Bachelors in Mass Media at Sophia College. After a brief stint in the advertising world, where she wrote copy for various brands, she decided to complete her Masters in Comparative …

P.K. Das

P.K. Das is popularly known as an Architect-Activist. His priority has been to establish a very close relation between architecture and people by involving them in a participatory planning process. His wide spectrum of work includes organizing slum dwellers for better living and evolving affordable housing models, engaging in policy …

Pragya Bhagat

Pragya Bhagat was born in New Delhi, but spent her childhood in five different countries. At the age of fifteen she immigrated to America, where she studied Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating, Pragya taught science to sixth and eighth grade students at a public charter …

Qais Jaunpuri

Qais Jaunpuri was born in Jaunpur, a small town in Uttar Pradesh. Jaunpuri is the founder of Aao Kahen Dil Ki Baat, an initiative where people come and share their secrets in public. He has performed as a Spoken Word Artist at various platforms including Kommune, The Quill Company, inkStation, and others. …

Queenie Sukhadia

Queenie grew up in Mumbai, India, where she attended the Cathedral and John Connon School and Dhirubhai Ambani International School before attending Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2016 with a double major in English and Psychology with high honors in creative writing (fiction). …

Ritu Dewan

Prof. Ritu Dewan is the Vice President of the Indian Society of Labour Economics, Director, Centre for Development Research and Action, Mumbai, and the President of the Indian Association for Women’s Studies (2014-17). She was, till her retirement, the first-ever woman Director of the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, …

Rochelle D’Silva

Rochelle D’silva was born and raised in Bombay, but has called many places home. She returned to Bombay in 2014, after eighteen years away. She is known as a spoken word poet, and has performed on numerous stages around the world. When Home Is An Idea was her first solo …

Sanjay Basak

Sanjay Basak spent his childhood between Kolkata and Delhi. He started his career with The Telegraph as a crime reporter and is currently the Chief of Bureau and Senior Associate Editor at The Asian Age/Deccan Chronicle in Delhi. In his 30-odd years as a journalist, he has covered an era …

Vishakha Peeyush Sharma

Born in Bhopal, the heartland of India, Vishakha Peeyush Sharma is a MBA graduate in Media Management from ISB&M (Pune). From an advertising professional to a professional writer, her journey had been dramatic, yet interesting. With her love for words and rhymes, she explored both poetry and screenwriting. Her first …