Vineet Bhalla, hailing from Faridabad, Haryana, recently graduated with a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) degree from the W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. He is interested in the interface of law, public policy and human rights, as well as efforts and initiatives that promote sustainability and social consciousness among the public, especially the youth.
Kanak Kataria – Your average lost-in-life, confused, college-going teenager. Highly opinionated, overly talkative. Humanist/Liberalist/Feminist/Equalist, whichever you prefer. I love to read, debate, travel, and sleep. Live and let live, people.
Somesh S Menon – Somesh is still trying to ascertain his place in the overall grand scheme of things. But not before he figures out if there even exists an overall grand scheme of things. Sometimes he likes to believe that life shouldn’t be taken too seriously. And then argues against himself for daring to believe in a belief. Generally unopinionated, unassuming and shy, he is known to be unusually verbose, charming and witty when high. Or so he thinks.
Asha – मेरा नाम आपकी उम्मीद हैं , मेरी पहचान मेरी मुस्कान , मस्ती करना मुझे पसंद हैं , आज़ादी से जीना मेरा अधिकार , मुझे डर नहीं लगता समाज से , क्योकि इसी का तो में हिस्सा हूँ , इस समाज के मुद्दो को और गहराई से समझने के लिए, आज में आप सबके साथ यहाँ इकठ्ठा हूँ |
Dhruv is a law graduate from the University of Delhi and is currently working with International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF South Asia Region), Delhi, mainly dealing with governance restructuring of NGOs in nine South Asian countries. While not at work, he enjoys reading, poetry, singing and is obsessive about news feeds. He believes empathy can make the world a better place to live and
should be the first step towards any change.
Arjun – Main Arjun. Main ek sex worker ka beta hu. GB Road pe rehta hu. Meri photography mein diljaspi hai. Mujhe naye logon se dosti karna achcha lagta hai aur dusro ke zindagi ke baare mein jaanna bhi achcha lagta hai.
Alisha Chinoy – Alisha is a 21 year old transgender. She works in the area of HIV/AIDS in her role as a counsellor with the Pahal Foundation. She is happiest in the presence of other transgenders because it gives her strength to always see them in high spirits despite the discrimination they face.
Aishwarya Vaishnav is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Development Studies from Ambedkar University Delhi. She is a graduate in English Literature from Lady Shri Ram College, DU and harbours immense passion for creative writing, travelling and reading.
Anubha– When not immersed in culture, Anubha is usually discussing it with somebody online. Currently in her third year studying literature, she is passionate about gender parity in educational and intellectual spaces, and interested in issues relating to the intersection of gender, culture, and the family. She laughs easily, prefers hullos to hellos, and sometimes writes poetry while gazing at the night sky.
Dhrubo is a 26 year old genderqueer journalist interested in gender, caste and sexuality but not in his past life of astrophysics. Part Bengali and part glutton, he is perennially late and hopes you will forgive him for it.
Deepak Jha – “I am a student of this nature & beautiful world. I don’t want to use this life because, i want to live this life to learn a lot, to explore me and around myself. I’ll not except all the thing without examine the truth and false. i want to live with love, with success and failure.”
I am Rakesh. I live in New Delhi but I belong to Rajasthan. I’m an artist. I’ve been abroad three times to perform dance. I like traveling because it gives me the chance to meet new people and get experience.
Puru Tyagi – “A student of Economics and a lover of English literature. A Co-editor for Gaylaxy Magazine. A feminist (duh!), an activist, a left-wing supporter, and a grammar enthusiast (not a Nazi.) In constant search of new ideas to chew on. A social butterfly and a party animal. My people, music and food get me going.”
Hi I’m Pratibha Arya. Right now, I am doing Masters in Gender studies from Ambedkar university. I love to interact with new people because I think everyone has some unique thoughts and perception you can learn something new from them. Secondly, I love to read fiction and epistolary novels. I hope through Pratiti I would able to carry myself more to work further on Gender based violence.
“I am Samrat Sharma, 28 from Delhi. Presently, I am pursuing Mphil from Delhi University. I am also a certified commercial pilot in USA and India but my passion lies in reading and travelling. I enjoy reading a good book, a walk with my pet dogs and sometimes writing poetry.”
Sapna Kedia – ‘I have been working in the development sector for over five years.During this time, I have worked with govt, intl and civil society organizations to understand the nuances of social development, governance, advocacy and policy making in India.Gender has been an area of profound interest to me stemming from my personal experiences and my exposure to the issue during my academic life.I am very keen to take this interest forward and work on gender related issues within my community and outside.”
Neha Saxena – Am a tomboyish socially awkward panda, I have been repeatedly told that am weird and that am not everyone’s cup of tea, you’ve been warned. Am a pacifist and beyond music, sleeping and watching TV; dogs and bookstores are my haven. Did I mention that I like dogs?
I am Megha, an aspiring lawyer, a travel freak & a foodie. My philosophy is “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing”. I love adventure sports & I’m an avid reader. An inherent fighting spirit, a strong persona & fearless attitude defines me. I am passionate about helping people & for the same I’ve been working with an NGO for the past 3 years.
Karnika – A journalist by profession and chef at heart, I’m a restless soul going through the late twenties crisis! Seriously, I’ve been perplexed for long pondering over the purpose of my existence. Although still looking for the answer, I’ve realized that reinventing oneself every now and then surely helps.
Shazlie Khan is an Economics Graduate from the University of Delhi. She spends an inordinate amount of time contemplating converging world problems. When she’s not busy playing an angst ridden non-teenager, she can be found engrossed in books and TV shows or chasing around dogs.