Podcasters we work with!

Avantika Shrivastava
Strategic Communications Professional/Podcaster
Avantika Shrivastava is a Senior Communications Officer at Accountability Initiative (AI). She has worked as a strategic communication professional with Oxfam and Doctors Without Borders in Delhi. Before making a transition to the development sector, she was a journalist at news agency Press Trust of India. Avantika holds an MSc in International Development from the University of Edinburgh where she was a Global Development Academy Masters Scholar, a PG Diploma from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, and BA in Journalism from the University of Delhi. She has also been a Global Thinkers Forum mentee.
Chamundeswari Dharmavarapu
Journalist/Teacher (Telugu)/Podcaster
She is a Social Studies and Telugu teacher in Hyderabad. She is working towards making Social Studies, a fun and engaging subject through storytelling.
Menaka Rao
Journalist/ Podcaster
Menaka Rao is a journalist for over 13 years. She has worked for several newspapers in Mumbai including Hindustan Times, and The Indian Express before moving to Delhi. She worked for Scroll.in and wrote on public health issues across the nation, including important stories related to disease outbreaks, disease control, medical ethics among others. She has also written for international publications such as BBC, Guardian and reputed national magazine, Caravan.

Journalist/Reporter we work with!

Manish Shandilya
Independent Journalist
Manish Shandilya is an independent journalist and a translator in Patna. He has been working as a journalist with BBC Hindi for the past 6 years now and also writes for The Wire Urdu. And, as a translator, he has translated Nobel Prize winning book V.S. Naipaul and the famous historian Ramachandra Guha for Penguin Books, India.