Podcasters we work with!


Cook, cat lady, and always reading—this is how all her bios begin. Ameya has four degrees (because she likes to study yaar, and, no, she’s not telling what where when how), but still can’t make her mind about her career. She wrote a briefly popular blog about dating in Delhi; she set up the Indian Express podcast network; she used to commission books for Penguin India.
Ameya likes people, food, karaoke and long and rambly conversations about big things and little things. She speaks Spanish fluently and likes nothing more than to throw herself into learning a new language. Talking is her superpower, (along with cuddles—you will be hugged unless you indicate a preference not to be) so it surprises exactly nobody that she’s making a podcast.
You can find her @ameyann on all social networks, though if you’re going to add her on Facebook please explain why.

Podcast SeriesFat. So?

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.

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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.

Podcast Series: Eshwari Stories for kids in Telugu

Former Central Information Commissioner

Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu is an Indian academic and Information Commissioner. He was a Professor at Nalsar University of Law in Hyderabad. He's an alumni of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Osmania University.

Podcast Series: Sridhar Sambhashanalu

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.

Podcast Series: Gasping for breath


Fat, female, forty; divorced, non-parent, explorer of the self; business/executive/lifevision coach: these are just some parts of Pallavi's fierce and fantastic current lived experience. She's fresh out of a 17-year corporate career in HR in regional, APAC and global leadership roles with both multinational and Indian organisations. She studied Economics at Lady Shri Ram College and got an MBA from IIM, Indore.
Her life is about becoming more authentic, truer to who she is at her core, which led her down this path of fat liberation, among other things! She's excited to share her crazy ride through the Fat. So? podcast and other media. You can find her @pallavi108 (IG), and @pallavinath1979 (Twitter).

Podcast Series: Fat. So?


Ramya is a writer, who is also known as the adorable Raa Raa, as the voice behind “Raa Raa Story Time", a podcast for stories for children.

She is a banker turned writer who found her true calling in creative writing and voice overs. She runs her bilingual podcast called Raa Raa Story Time. Narrated in English and Tamil, her imagination and innovative skills come to the fore to create the most interesting, informative and wonderful stories for children. And also have published “Raa Raa Story Time” book (Volume 1) and two Tamil books.

Podcast Series: Raa Raa Story Time

Srinivas Kodali
Journalist and Writer

Srinivas Kodali is a interdisciplinary researcher working on data, governance and internet. A avid supporter of digital rights, he is part of internet movements and communities advocating for open knowledge, privacy, cyber security, data standards and algorithmic accountability

Podcast Series: Cyber Democracy

Journalist and Writer

Yunus Lasania is a journalist and writer who explores and documents untold stories of Hyderabad. He can be found on Instagram as @thathyderabadihistoryproject

Podcast Series: Beyond Charminar

Journalist we work with!

Anupam Chakravartty
Independent Journalist
Anupam Chakravartty is an independent journalist based out of Guwahati. He writes mostly issues related to environmental politics. Twitter handle: @yield82
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.
Anumeha Yadav
Independent Journalist
Anumeha Yadav is an independent multimedia journalist and researcher who works on the effects of social and economic policies in rural India. She has reported for two of India's leading national dailies: The Hindu(2011-2014), and The Indian Express(2005-2007). She worked as a multimedia journalist for the news portal Scroll.in, covering labour and social policy, and reporting on rural communities. Twitter handle: @anumayhem
Sharada Balasubramanian
Environmental and Development Journalist
Sharada Balasubramanian is an environmental and development journalist and has been covering these issues for over a decade. She won two Asian Environmental Journalism awards from Singapore Environmental Council in 2019. She also won the Prem Bhatia award for excellence in environmental reporting, 2019 and the Cushrow Irani award for environmental reporting in 2015. She has received many national and international fellowships from the UN, IUCN, DW, among others. She is on twitter at @sharadawrites.