A multi-disciplinary team of researchers, activists and practitioners
Aditya Vardhan Singh Choudhary
Aditya is affiliated to the Department of Sociology at Delhi School of Economics. An Economics Honours graduate from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, he implemented a livelihood project in Rajasthan, connecting rural handicraft artisans with international markets. He was also a research team member of Oxfam’s India Inequality Report 2019. His research interests lie in digital knowledge and culture, education, government and politics. Recently, he coordinated a research study on food and cafeteria policies in educational institutions for Public Health Foundation of India.
His research interests lie in digital knowledge and culture, education, government and politics.
Akriti Bhatia is a researcher, journalist and an activist. She is a final year PhD research scholar at the Delhi School of Economics, Department of Sociology, Delhi University, specializing in urban, labour issues and political economy. Her PhD work is among street vendors, rickshaw pullers and gig workers (app-based delivery agents and cab drivers) in Delhi, looking at processes of informalization and unionization. She holds her Masters in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University and Bachelors in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi. She also pursued public policy from Takshashila Institution.
She has been the founding partner of Jan Ki Baat (an on-ground public opinion media platform), hosts a show called ‘Shram Aur Hum’ on Workers Unity, an independent workers’ media platform.
Giri is affiliated to Silberman School of Social Work, CUNY. He is a board member of Hindus for Human Rights and has been an active member of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus since 2018. He is also an active member of the Ma Yogashakti International Mission, NY since 2015. Giri moved back to India in fall of 2019 to devote himself to human rights and social justice work and has been part of numerous grassroot network initiatives and union works such as the Bandhua Mukti Morcha.
Kafeel Ahmed Farooqi
Kafeel Ahmed Farooqi is a media professional working with TV news Channel Swaraj Express handling production and reportage on political beat.
He is the founder of Aarfeel, a digital collective of poets. His vision is to build a political movement to enable radical socio-economic change in society through media mobilization and political action.
Sheikh Akbar Ali
Sheikh Akbar Ali is a community organizer working with waste pickers community in East Delhi, and is a part of Delhi Round Table on waste pickers and of Basti Suraksha Manch, an organization dedicated to rights of informal housing dwellers in Delhi.
His vision is to transform the lives of informal workers through participative planning, direct action and their unionization.