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.
She is a Social Studies and Telugu teacher in Hyderabad. She is working towards making Social Studies, a fun and engaging subject through storytelling.
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.
Mahtab Alam is a Delhi based multilingual journalist and writer. He covers issues related to Politics, Law, Media, Literature and Human Rights. Mahtab is former executive editor of The Wire Urdu and currently writes for The Wire (in English, Urdu and Hindi) apart from BBC Urdu, The Independent Urdu, Down To Earth and Samkaleen Janmat. He can be followed on both
Twitter and Instagram as @MahtabNama
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.
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
Urvashi Sarkar is a freelance journalist based in Mumbai. She has been a fellow with the People's Archive of Rural India (PARI) and the UN Reham Al Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship. She is a recipient of the ICRC-PII awards for humanitarian reporting and the Ladli PF award for gender sensitivity in reporting. She is currently working on a book about Indian think tanks.
Yunus Lasania is a journalist and writer who explores and documents untold stories of Hyderabad. He can be found on Instagram as @thathyderabadihistoryproject