Editorial Associate and Coordinator
Adrita graduated from the English and Foreign Languages University with a master’s degree in English. Since then, she has worked as an academic editor and an ELT editor in the publishing industry. She enjoys reading books and comics, writing, painting and baking.
Amaan Abid maintains multidisciplinary interests in communications research, leveraging academic proficiency in Media Governance and Political Science. Amaan demonstrates hands-on expertise in media production and business consulting. Presently immersed in extensive research spanning the philosophy of technology, internet and social sciences, and media and the margins. The strategic orientation underscores Amaan’s focused exploration of the ethics of AI and policy, particularly within the formal domain of emerging technologies and business consulting.
Anusha holds an LL.M. from TERI School of Advanced Studies with a specialisation in Environment Law. She also holds a B.A.LL.B(H) from Aligarh Muslim University. Previously, she was a part of the special cohort on Intersectional Feminism and Digital Rights C4SC Fellowship with Ideosync and UNESCO and worked in the energy policy space at the World Energy Council (WEC-India). Her research interests lie at the intersection of climate change, environment, and human rights. In her spare time, she can be found binge-watching the next true crime documentary on Netflix or listening to a paranormal podcast.
Gayatri is a graduate of Lady Shri Ram College for Women with an Honours degree in Philosophy. She has an avid interest in international relations and politics, hoping to eventually make a career out of it. Her other interests include music, movies, books and poetry. She has previously worked with a few NGOs and assisted an MLA from Uttar Pradesh.
Chief Corporate Relations & Administrative Officer
Lakshamanaswamy’s experience with office management, corporate communications, and administrative support with SGT University, Gurgaon; Indo Gulf Hospital, Noida; RIL, New Delhi; Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd., Noida; India TV, Noida; and several others makes him an indispensable asset for internal operations and managerial support. He continues to remain associated with multiple networks and public forums, such as the All India Management Association, Public Relations Society of India, Alliance Française de Delhi, India Islamic Cultural Centre, and others.
Manager - Finance and Accounts
Manish Singh Bhati
Manish has a B.Com (Hons) from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University. He also completed a Diploma in Finance Banking from F-Tec Skill Development. Before joining SPRF, Manish worked at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia as Finance Assistant Manager.
Associate, Research and Strategic Partnerships
Neha holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. Previously, she has worked as a Research Assistant for Dr Jayati Ghosh on a study for United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. She has also interned with Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, Public Policy Research Centre, and Nikore Associates. Neha’s work has been published in publications such as The Wire, India Ahead, and News18
Her research interests include international relations, gender economics, and food security.
Neha Maria Benny
Neha holds an MA in Development Studies from Ambedkar University, Delhi and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, from migration and gender, to feminist economics and social psychology. In her free time she loves to compose and practice music or do deep infodives on the internet.
Neha has worked for almost two decades on climate change risk management and circular economy-related portfolios across South and Southeast Asia. In both her current roles, Neha leads strategic engagements with government and market stakeholders focussing on sustainable value chains and food systems. She has drafted the framework for India Sustainable Palm Oil Coalition and is a Founding Member of Food and Land Use Coalition India Action Coalition for Responsible Sourcing & Trade of Commodities (FOLU-CREST).
Nipunika is a content creator, writer, poet, and podcaster with a background in Political Science and Education. They are passionate about understanding people, education, podcasts, and social media and the ways they can be used to bring about social transformation. They have previously worked with the likes of Kommune India, Feminism in India, Slam Out Loud, Claylab, One Future Collective, and the YP Foundation. They have a wide range of interests, from curriculum studies, comparative politics, early childhood care and education, artificial intelligence, gender and sexuality, mental health, and intersectional feminism.
Treasurer and Director of POLSTRAT
Shiv’s interests in surveying and data collection and prior experience with C-Voter, a polling and data-creation firm in Aceh, Indonesia, and some of India’s poorest districts drive him to build expertise in political strategy and perception building. He worked with the Conservative Party (Cardiff North) in 2012 and assisted Steve Jarding, lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, during the run-up to Uttar Pradesh’s state elections in 2017. Shiv has been working on a political consultancy and management ever graduating from Cardiff University with a background in law and politics, specialising in international law. Shiv has also played cricket for Uttar Pradesh, India representing it in the Under-19 and Under-23 categories.
Siddharth, a graduate of Cardiff University, is currently practising his trade as a litigator and dispute resolution specialist. He holds diplomas from the National Law University, Delhi as well as the Indian Law Institute. As a dispute resolution practitioner, he guides companies, organisations as well as individuals on establishing best practices and standard operating procedures with risk mitigation at their core. Siddharth, being an avid advocate for the use of alternative dispute resolution methods, encourages his clients to mediate at the first instance and to litigate only as the last resort.
Somnath Chakraborty is an economics graduate and has a master’s degree in communication from Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. As a communication designer, after drinking a cup of coffee, he believes in the confluence of data and design. Before joining SPRF, he worked in various NGOs and several organisations as a designer.
His favourite subjects are photography, infographics and layout designing. In his spare time, he plays chess and studies advertisements.
Tahani is a graduate architect from Gateway College of Architecture and Design. She has worked on several architectural and interior projects in Delhi NCR. Holding a keen interest in urban design and its socio-cultural impact, she has previously written narratives on urban living conditions in collaboration with organizations such as The Multilogue Collective. She is also an independent mural artist, working in collaboration with local design studios alongside pursuing her passion as a painter.
Yashoroop completed his MA in political economy from King’s College, London and has a deep interest in critical analysis, education and the politics of public life. An avid debater, Yashoroop’s background, as he likes to say, is “haphazard, yet I’m making it work”- with experience in sectors ranging within education, postgraduate teaching, theatre and music. In his spare time, Yashoroop likes to walk around aimlessly- with intent.