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 multi-lingual journalist and writer. Currently, he is Executive Editor of The Wire Urdu. He writes on issues related to politics, law and literature.
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.
Naveen founded Curry Podcasts, a content production company for regional languages. His first podcast show an Indian history show, “Varalaru”, was launched in August 2018 and received good reception for the engaging storytelling experience that it offered for the Tamil podcast listeners.
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).
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
Yunus Lasania is a journalist and writer who explores and documents untold stories of Hyderabad. He can be found on Instagram as @thathyderabadihistoryproject