ITfC Team


Anita Gurumurthy

Executive Director and Senior Fellow

Anita Gurumurthy is a founding member and executive director of IT for Change where she leads research and advocacy on data and AI governance, platform regulation, and feminist frameworks on digital justice. Anita contributes regularly to academic and media spaces. She serves as an expert on various bodies including the United Nations Secretary-General’s 10-Member Group on Technology Facilitation, Council of the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School – New York, and has been on the Paris Peace Forum’s working group on algorithmic governance. Anita is also a Board member of global justice organizations such as the ETC Group and Focus on the Global South, and University centers such as the Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab at the University of Western Australia, and International Development and Social Change program of Loughborough University.

Parminder Jeet Singh

Executive Director and Senior Fellow

Parminder is executive director at IT for Change. His areas of work are ICTs for development, Internet governance, e-governance, and digital economy. He has been a special advisor to the UN's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and UN Global Alliance for ICTD. He was a part of UN working groups on IGF improvements and on enhanced cooperation on International Internet policy issues. He was the first elected co-coordinator of the premier global Internet governance civil society group Internet Governance Caucus. He is a founding member of Just Net Coalition and Internet Rights and Principles Coalition. He was associated with the group that helped develop India’s draft e-commerce policy.

Read Curriculum Vitae here.

Gurumurthy Kasinathan

Director and Lead - Education and Technology

Gurumurthy Kasinathan is one of the founders of IT for Change. He has 32 years of experience in the development and corporate sectors. Guru leads projects in the area of education, including in research, demonstration projects, systemic teacher education reform and policy advocacy. His areas of expertise include ICT integration in school education, teacher education and pre-service teacher  education. He also works in the areas of school leadership and free and open digital technologies. He was earlier with Azim Premji Foundation, where he was deputed to work in the ‘Policy Planning Unit’ in the Karnataka education department. He has been a visiting faculty at TISS Mumbai and Hyderabad for their 'Education Leadership and Management' and "ICT and Education" courses.

Read Curriculum Vitae here.

Nandini Chami

Deputy Director and Fellow

Nandini's work largely focuses on research and policy advocacy in the domains of digital rights and development, and the political economy of women’s rights in the information society She is part of the organisation’s advocacy efforts around the 2030 development agenda on issues of ‘data for development’ and digital technologies and gender justice. She also provides strategic support to IT for Change’s field centre, Prakriye. This includes training programmes for women’s rights groups on adopting digital tools in their field practice, and critical ‘education for empowerment’ for rural adolescent girls. She has a Master's in Urban and Rural Community Development from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Read Curriculum Vitae here.


Deepti Bharthur

Research Fellow

Deepti contributes to academic, action, and policy research in the areas of data economy, platforms and digital exclusions, digital citizenship, and supports grant development. She also manages the alternative media platform Bot Populi, and currently leads an action research project in the city of Bengaluru which looks at community-led data systems for enhancing civic engagement.

Deepti has coordinated and co-developed design based digital interventions for gender training and leads fund-raising and grant development activities at the organization. She received her PhD in Media and Communication from Bowling Green State University in 2015, where her thesis work was on the policy architecture of rural connectivity in India.

Read here Curriculum Vitae here.

Sajitha Bashir

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Sajitha Bashir leads Education Research at IT for Change. She is a co-founder of the National Coalition on the Education Emergency (NCEE), of which IT for Change acts as the secretariat. Sajitha leads research and social mobilization activities of the NCEE. She has extensive experience in international development, leading research in education and human development, policy dialogue at senior levels and managing large scale education projects. She was formerly Adviser in the office of the Global Director, Education Global Practice at the World Bank and the Education Practice Manager in the Africa region of the World Bank. She is the author of many publications on education and related fields and was head of the national research and evaluation unit within the Government of India’s District Primary Education Program. She holds a Ph.D in economics from the London School of Economics.


Amoha Sharma

Research Associate

Amoha's interests lie in exploring the space of digitalisation of value chains, rights of platform workers and AI governance. She is currently working on projects pertaining to algorithmic management and data governance. She graduated from National Law University, Delhi with a B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree. Her previous work experience includes litigation and advisory roles with law firms and Senior Advocates.

In her free time, Amoha likes watching TV shows, reading books and following tennis.

Anand Desai

HR Manager and Program Manager - Education

Anand works with the school and teacher education projects at IT for Change. He provides guidance on the development and maintenance of the cloud infrastructure, as well as program management activities.

Anand has worked for more than 25 years in the field of information technology. He has varied experience in solution architecture, program delivery and implementation of IT solutions to solve complex business problems for various customers across the globe. His areas of expertise include data warehousing, business intelligence, and analytics. He is an Engineer by qualification and an IT person by profession, but has always been passionate about improving the quality of education.

He loves reading, travelling, and listening to music.

Anupama Suresh

Coordinator - Programs

Anupama holds charge of overall operations of IT for Change’s integrated approach to women's empowerment and education project, Prakriye. She is responsible for strategic planning, project implementation, team management, operations and monitoring of the field unit in Mysore.

Anupama has completed her postgraduation in Human Development from the University of Mysore, and has more than 18 years of experience in programme and project management. In the past, she has worked in areas like microfinance, water and sanitation, nutrition, livelihood, gender issues, empowerment, HIV/AIDS etc. in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

She is a nature lover, and likes gardening and travelling.

Anuradha Ganapathy

Research Associate

Anuradha Ganapathy is a mid career professional who recently transitioned from the corporate to the development sector. She has a Masters from SOAS University of London in Anthropology of Development and Sustainability. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from India, a Postgraduate Certification in Gender, Sexuality and Society from Birkbeck, University of London, and a Postgraduate Certification in Technology Policy.

Her work interests lie in the areas of the digital gender divide, technology adoption at the margins, digital and economic justice and platforms for development.

Anusha Hegde

Project Associate

Anusha Hegde is Project Associate at IT for Change. She has a Master's degree in Development from Azim Premji University, and has previously worked in the IT sector for more than three years before moving to the social sector. Her areas of interests include gender-based rights, queer politics and rights of sexual minorities, community engagement and urban sustainability. She takes care of training modules and has a flair for creative designing. She is one of our in-house producers and editors of broadcast quality audio. She is the point person for many of our networking needs and holds the ball when it comes to outreach with a variety of stakeholders.

When not working, she spends time immersing herself in science and fantasy fiction, ruminating on life-lessons from Calvin and Hobbes, and training for running marathons.

Anusha Sharma

Program Associate - Education

Anusha is involved in the design and implementation of student and teacher education programs at IT for Change. Her interest areas include the content, curriculum, and pedagogy of mathematics and science. Her keenness to work in the social sector drove her to pursue an MA in Education at Azim Premji University after a three-year stint in the corporate sector. She holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Visveshwaraya Technological University.

She has trained in Carnatic music for over a decade and also has a penchant for singing other genres of music. She enjoys photography, food, and watching movies and TV shows.

Aparna Kalley

Senior Program Associate

Aparna’s work focuses on positively affecting gender-based risks faced by adolescent girls from marginalized urban localities, helping them build a positive self-image, and steering them towards a safe and secure adulthood. Her work encompasses offline and online safety issues of adolescent girls. In her work she designs and uses many digital content formats be it digital stories, community radio programmes, videos, reels, carousels, audio stories and ever evolving new formats.
She has over 21 years of experience in the development sector and is passionate about  the intersections of gender dynamics with empowerment of adolescents, young adults and women.
She keeps a conscious eye on following pop culture to stay in sync with the changing interests of young people so that she can shape subversive discourse based on these.

Arjun Shenoy

Project Associate - Technology

Arjun is responsible for providing technical support and training for teachers and teacher educators on integrating ICT in educational programs. He has 6+ years of teaching experience in Polytechnic and Pre-University colleges at Udupi. Apart from his subject Computers, he has trained NDA/CA/CS aspirants in General Knowledge and Current affairs subject. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from NMAM Institute of technology, Nitte.

He has written 400+ articles in various Kannada front-line newspapers and journals that include articles related to social, humorous, students’ talent, stories etc. He likes to read and explore new places.

Asha Yogendra

Program Associate - Education

Asha’s work at IT for change helps implement the projects related to Education. She is involved in providing academic and technical support to Teachers. She is responsible for creating educational resources in Science. She is responsible for Working in programs relating to ICT's in education, with teachers and teacher educators.

Her belief that Equipping Teachers is the key to bringing positive transformation within the school system, motivated her to work in Teacher education sector for a period of 7 years in different projects relating to capacity enrichment of teachers in science content and pedagogy. She is keen to undertake research studies in teacher education carefully examining the current problems and issues.


Senior Project Associate - Technology

Chandra provides technology leadership and support for projects at IT for Change. Previously, he has worked in the corporate sector implementing technology solutions for global enterprises, specializing in user-centric software design. He holds a Master's degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His interests outside of work include studying ancient writing systems, historical linguistics and cartography.

Eshani Vaidya

Research Associate

Eshani is a lawyer by training and a Research Associate at IT for Change. As a policy researcher, her work has been focussed on critical analyses of government technologies in India, particularly in their early stages of development. This includes examining models of data ownership, community governance frameworks and privacy-related harms. She has also worked on themes of platform governance, Big Tech regulation and e-commerce policies in India.

Girija MP

Program Associate - Education

Girija works on IT for Change's education-related projects. She contributes to the Mathematics classes for the Teachers' Communities of Learning program. She also teaches subject specific tools to teacher educators along with supporting other projects under the education team.

She completed her Master’s degree in Computer Application from CMR Institute of Technology, affiliated to Vishvesvaraya Technology of University (VTU), Belgaum. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Education from Vijaya Teachers College, affiliated to Bangalore Central University, Bangalore. She has taught programming languages at the Pre-University College of Education before this.

Harish P

Project Assistant - Technology

Harish is responsible for coordinating technology training and system administration. He coordinates conducting workshops for NGOs, educational institutions and government officials on Free and Open Source Software platforms and tools, supports workshops on integrating ICT in education, and provides tech support for teachers' trainings as part of the organisation’s education-related work. He has completed his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, affiliated to VTU.

His non-working hours are dedicated to family and friends. He is a certified International Karate Player and has done some short Kannada movies. Other areas of interests include football, cricket, cooking, dancing, music, development of applications and networking.

Harisha N

Project Associate

Harisha has a Diploma in Rural Development and has completed his Bachelor's degree from KSOU. He primarily takes care of the Namma Mahithi Kendras (community telecentres) of IT for Change. He also contributes to community media strategy and is a core player in field implementation of projects.

He is keenly interested in providing support to the underprivileged in the areas of health and education. He works as volunteer with some local associations.

Intifada P. Basheer

Communications and Editorial Associate

Intifada coordinates the editorial and communication processes for the organization and aids in facilitating internal documentation. She also provides editorial assistance for Bot Populi. Intifada holds a Master’s degree in Convergent Journalism from Jamia Millia Islamia, and a triple-major Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, English Literature, and Mass Communication from Osmania University. Previously, she worked in the editorial desks of Outlook India and CNN-News18.

She is keenly interested in exploring the intersections of gender, media, politics, and religion. Outside of work, she likes to spend her time reading fiction and watching cat videos.

Karthik K

Program Associate

Karthik is a technology enthusiast who is responsible for the design and implementation of adolescent girls' empowerment programme at ITfC. His interests in gender, education, social justice and technology brought him to the development sector. He holds M.Tech degree in Electronics and M.A in Kannada literature, which have come together in his work as translator of educational resources. A free and open source enthusiast, he's contributed to various localisation projects in Kannada like Signal App, Moodle. He is one of our in-house producers and editors of broadcast quality programmes.
He's a cinephile interested in literature from around the world & part-time poet.

Mahammad Mustafa

Senior Accounts and Administration Officer

Mustafa leads the program team at IT for Change. He works to build the bridge between finance and management to facilitate the smooth process of organisational activities. He has 19 years of experience in the fields of core accounting, financial analysis, statutory matters, costing analysis, and process management. He has experience in different industries and worked with large platforms as well. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Karnataka University and completed 3 years of CA article-ship.

His hobbies are playing badminton and chess, and he is interested in technology and science.

Malavika Rajkumar

Project Associate

Malavika works on intersections of digital justice and the law. Her main areas of research include women's rights, child rights, social welfare legislations, gender based violence and information design. Previously she was a Research Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, Delhi/ Content Lead for its legal -tech initiative Nyaaya. She is a graduate of Symbiosis International University and holds a B.B.A.LLB degree. She also writes regularly on publications such as Citizen Matters, Live Law and Firstpost. She has worked on the a WHO project on ‘Road Safety and Design’ and in the National Policy and Research Team by IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access).
In her free time, Malavika enjoys watching TV shows, listening to music and playing video games.

Mangalamma S

Project Associate

Mangala is part of community media team of Prakriye where she plays a key role in audio and video editing, film-making, script writing and screening. She has worked with IT for Change for more than eight years.

Prior to this, Mangala worked in the media industry for two years. She has a Bachelor's degree and a diploma in Journalism (Creative Media).

Her hobbies include reading, writing and watching the news.

Marzia Ibrahim

Program Associate - Education

Marzia works in the area of curriculum and pedagogy of languages and social studies. She has previously worked as a teacher and facilitator in both private and government schools in Bangalore. After receiving a Diploma in Elementary Education, she went on to pursue an MA in Education from Azim Premji University. Marzia is passionate about engaging in teaching-learning processes with children as well as adults. When she is not at work, she spends her time with her family (including a one-year-old indie puppy). She also likes riding motorcycles, playing basketball, reading and learning to cook.

Merrin Muhammed Ashraf

Research Assistant

Merrin’s research interests broadly lie at the intersection of law, technology and society. Her research works so far are primarily focused on intermediary liability, social media accountability, and privacy and autonomy implications of algorithms. At ITfC, she works on online gender-based violence and social media regulation from a feminist perspective. She graduated in law from NUALS, Kochi and thereafter pursued LLM in Law and Development at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. Previously, she has interned with organizations like the Centre for Internet and Society, Software Freedom Law Centre and Project 39A.

In her spare time, Merrin enjoys reading fiction, watching movies, and taking a nice long walk.

Nafeeza Banu F

Program Assistant - Education

Nafeeza is involved in the design and implementation of student and teacher education programs and working on language lab project at IT for Change. Her interest towards teaching children in the social sector was influenced by her own teachers, which made her pursue Bachelors of Education in the Mathematics and Physical science pedagogy at Sri Sarvajna College of Education.

She was a National level Netball player and also loves to play throwball and volleyball.

Nasreen Basheer

Research Assistant

After completing her undergraduate studies in Engineering Physics from NIT Calicut, Nasreen decided to pursue her desire to work in the social sector and, in her current role at IT for Change, is closer to figuring out specific academic themes that hold her interest captive. She acquired much of her existing academic clarity owing to her Master’s in International Development from The University of Edinburgh, where her final dissertation was titled ‘Networked activism to networked harassment: A study exploring the digital spatiality of feminist activism in India’.

Besides her work, Nasreen frequently writes on human rights issues, practice, and policy for the UK-based student-led organization, Forum for Global Human Rights. During her free time, she can be found reading, watching movies, or planning her next trip.

Nayana Kirasur

Project Associate – Research and Communications

Nayana’s work at IT for Change involves field research, documentation and archiving of Prakriye’s programs and campaigns. She also works on external communications and social media outreach for the field centre.

She holds a Masters degree in Media and Cultural Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Her academic interests lie at the intersections of gender, education and media practices. Her research and documentary projects have explored areas of caste in private schools, curriculum in India and work of women’s collectives.

In her free time, she can be found reading, looking for recipes or finding cats to cuddle with.

Prasanna Kumar Gowda B. K.

Office Administration Assistant

Prasanna is the Office Administration Assistant at IT for Change. He is in charge of all work related to office maintenance, providing administrative support to directors and staff - mainly the admin and accounts officers.

Before joining IT for Change, he worked at Prakash Motors and Primus Kabsons.

Prasanna is a social media fan and an excellent cricket, volleyball and chess player.

Prateek Rajaram Ghatage

Project Assistant - Technology

Prateek is part of the technology team and provides technical support to the organization. He supports schools, colleges and other educational institutions in using Free and Open Source software (FOSS). Among his responsibilities is assisting educational institutions in the setting up of computer labs for the teaching-learning process and for administration work. As part of the organization's education-related work, he supports workshops on integrating ICT into education and provides technical support for teacher's and teacher-educator's trainings. He previously worked at Medibuddy. He has completed his BCA from KLE's college of BCA, affiliated to RCU.
Off work, he loves to travel and explore new places and cultures. Other areas of interests include playing cricket, cooking and working on Tech areas.

R Vaishno Bharati

Project Associate

Vaishno’s work focuses on the programmatic aspects of the online magazine Bot Populi’s feminist track. She also contributes to the research and advocacy of national and international projects undertaken by the organization.

Previously, her research has explored issues of branding in drag performances, construction of queer identities, livelihood, and gender performativity among drag queens, Aravanis and Jogappas, among others. She has an MA in Social Work from TISS, Mumbai, an MA in Anthropology from University of Chicago, and an MPhil in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, DU.

Outside of work, she loves reading and writing fiction. Her other areas of interests include dance, music, languages, and mythology.

Rakesh B

Project Associate - Technology

Rakesh is responsible for technology support for the organisation's field project implementation, system administration, and coordination of the technical support team. He designs and supports educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and others to use and implement different Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) platforms and tools for their work. Among his services are designing and conducting workshops for teachers and teacher educators about integrating ICT into education. He specializes in configuring and providing customized Ubuntu GNU/Linux distributions to educational institutions, teachers, and teacher educators.

Outside of work, he enjoys exploring FOSS tools, playing cricket, and listening to music.

Ranjitha Kumar

Research Assistant

Ranjitha's work at IT for Change explores the development of worker/producer-owned platforms as an equitable alternative to platform capitalism. Stemming from her academic research experience, her interests lie in exploring the dynamic nature of the political economy of data and data capitalism, particularly in the context of transforming labour-land relations. She is well-versed in quantitative and qualitative research designs, with an inclination to expand on mixed-methods research for sociological enquiry.
Ranjitha has an eclectic and multidisciplinary background; following her bachelor's degree in psychology, she worked as neuroscience researcher for two years, segueing back to social sciences with a postgraduate degree in development studies from Azim Premji University.

Reha Sharma

Program Associate - Education

Reha contributes to work related to teacher professional development, curriculum design, and project management. During her graduation, she started an NGO aimed at improving the lives of underprivileged children - with education and health being the major focus areas. She was also part of the project Shape Colombia where she helped develop a curriculum for and teach English as a Foreign Language in public schools in Colombia and Peru.
To better understand the design and implementation of alternate ways of supplementing government school education, Reha went on to pursue MA in Education from Azim Premji University.
Reha is also passionate about theatre and has acted in several independent productions and performances at several theatre festivals across India.

Rishabh Bhardwaj

Finance, Accounts and Administration Officer

Rishabh works with team of Accounts, finance and Admin. His contribution in the team is related to monitoring and reviewing accounts, compliance of various applicable laws, and financial analysis and reporting. He is B.Com(H) graduate from School of Open Learning, Delhi University and has cleared Chartered Accounts IPCC examination. He has overall 12 years of experience including CA internship with companies operating in various sectors. He likes to explore new places, meet new people and watching cricket.

Sadaf Wani

Senior Communications Associate

Sadaf’s work at IT for change includes communications, internal knowledge management and editorial responsibilities. She also provides support in the design, content and editorial processes for the online magazine Bot Populi.

She holds a Master’s degree and an MPhil degree in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. She has previously worked with Zubaan and the Centre for Equity Studies, New Delhi. Her research interests include anthropology of space, gender, feminist methodologies, digital media and visual cultures. Her work has been published in Himal South Asian, Scroll, and Wande Magazine among others.

Outside of work, she likes going on walks aimlessly and taking pictures of trees.

Sandeep Radhakrishnan

Research Associate

Sandeep is currently working on a project which seeks to advocate for the data rights of employees in the public sector. He has a background in economics having completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Essex and a masters degree at the University of Nottingham. Broadly, he seeks to contribute to the improved online experience of the average internet user and to help ensure that people get a fairer deal from Big Tech.

In his free time he likes to play tennis, mess around on the guitar, and catch up on all the movies/books/tv shows that are on his long and ever growing list.

Shabharisha M

Technical Associate

As part of the Prakriye project, Shabharisha's primary role is to provide technical support at the community-run telecenters. He also provides technical training to intermediaries at our information centers. He is passionate about free software and involved in capacity-building workshops. He also contributes to film-making including editing and camera work.

He has trained in hardware and networking from Jetking. He has completed his Bachelor's degree from the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU).

He likes to explore mapping on OpenStreetMap and gaming.

Shreeja K

Project Associate

Shreeja is involved in community media production at IT for Change. As one of the core trainers of Prakriye, she plays a key role in building gender awareness among adolescent girls and boys, women and line department officials. She is also responsible for implementation of the project and facilitation of community meetings.

Shreeja has a Master’s degree in Women's Studies from the University of Mysore and a diploma in early childhood education.

Her creativity is channelled towards designing eco-friendly handicrafts. She is also an expert in making the best out of waste.

Shreeja Sen

Research Associate

Shreeja contributes to IT for Change's work on digital labour, Big Tech regulation, and data governance. The core of her work revolves around engaging with various policy consultations, at the national, regional, and global levels, and research projects with special focus on legal developments. She is currently leading the organisation's research on algorithmic management in platform work.

She has a bachelor’s degree in law from Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow and a Master in Public Policy from National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. In previous roles, she has been a court reporter for Mint, tracking stories from the judiciary, including the Supreme Court, and a program manager for US-based tech clients at Deloitte Consulting. Read her Curriculum Vitae here.


Shreyas Hiremath

Program Assistant

Shreyas is a budding facilitator, enthusiastic photographer and our in-house audio editor who has a very keen interest in sound design. He takes care of school-related brass tacks and is part of the resource preparation for various endeavours. He has conducted workshops on the free and open source editing software Audacity with various audiences from and around the state. He is an avid learner of new technologies. He spends his free time learning about new automobiles and listening to music from all over the world.

Somashekhara UT

Project Associate

Somashekhara contributes towards community media production and field implementation of the Prakriye project. He is also involved in capacity building of various stakeholders and mentoring the infomediaries of telecenters. He has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Education.

Somashekhara has written many newspaper articles and clips about gender, governance and education. He is keenly interested in politics.

Sonakshi Agarwal

Project Associate - Digital Economy and Workers' Rights

Sonakshi's work seeks to improve workers’ rights in the digital economy. Understanding unionisation within digital work, analysing labour law and policy, and tracking platformisation and digitalisation trends in traditional and new forms of labour are current themes she is working on. She also supports ITfC's work with Just Net Coalition. She has previously worked with collectives of women workers in the garment and agriculture supply chains. She holds a master's degree in HR Management and Labour Relations from TISS, Mumbai and a bachelor's degree in Commerce from University of Delhi.

Sonakshi enjoys exploring music - her happiest days are often those when she stumbles upon a new artist she likes or finally figures out that one tricky tune on her guitar.

Sunil C

Accounts Assistant

Sunil joined IT for Change in June 2013 as an accounts intern, and after completing his internship, has been working as Program / Accounts Assistant since November 2016. Sunil has completed his Bachelor's in Commerce from Bengaluru University.


Support Staff

Tamilarasi maintains the cleanliness and positive vibe of our office premises. She has two children, Stephen who is in class eight and Sudha-Mary who is in class nine.

Tilak Rajkumar N

Project Assistant and Driver

Tilak is an expert videographer, and provides administrative assistance to the Prakriye team, alongside taking care of logistics. He is also our official driver in Mysore.

He is involved in farming and loves to go on long drives.

Uma BN

Administration Officer

Uma works in the Administration department in the organization. Uma is responsible for the administrative support for the employees and Directors. Uma has completed her Bachelor's in Science from Tumkur University.

Her other areas of interests include music and reading books.



Support Staff

Valli makes fabulous lunches for the team and keeps our tummies happy. She has two children – Prithviraj, who is in the third standard, and Pramod, who is in the first standard.

Viraj Desai

Advocacy Associate

Viraj supports the research teams on project monitoring, tracking, and documentation. Their goal includes developing robust feminist frameworks of digital justice, and assisting in the implementation of these frameworks through policy and advocacy work. They have a background in sociocultural anthropology, having completed their undergraduate degree in the same from Reed College. They were previously a period fellow with Uninhibited, implementing sexual and reproductive health programming among adolescent girls and women in the tribal belt of Dewas, MP. In their free time, they enjoy reading and working on their latest craft project. They can often be found petting street cats.

Yogesh K S

Senior Project Associate - Technology (On Sabbatical)

Yogesh is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the cloud infrastructure. He is a keen Free and Open Source enthusiast and supports the expanding use of FOSS at IT for Change. He is an expert in various FOSS tools, including those that can be used for educational projects. He collaborates with online communities to improve the FOSS applications that are used in the organization across projects.

He is an avid contributor to the localization of most commonly used FOSS applications to Kannada. He also actively contributes to open collaborative projects like OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia. He has completed his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Government Engineering College in Hassan, affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum.


Amay Korjan

Research Consultant

Amay works on projects that aim to formulate progressive policy positions around various sectors within the digital economy. He has a background in philosophy and sociology, and is particularly interested in the political economy of data and digital technology.

He received his undergraduate degree (Liberal Arts) from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands; and his Master's degree (Philosophy) from the Manipal Centre for the Humanities. He has conducted/managed research projects for various institutions, and has spent some time teaching across both high-school and university levels.

Read Curriculum Vitae here.

Sohel Sarkar

Communications Consultant

Sohel holds charge of the online magazine Bot Populi. She also provides strategic guidance to, and plays an active role in, the organization's external communications activities and internal knowledge processes.

Sohel holds a Master’s degree in Gender Studies from SOAS, University of London; a postgraduate degree in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Hons.) from Jadavpur University. Previously, she worked in the editorial desks of various news media outlets like CNBC-TV18, Financial Express, The Quint and BloombergQuint.

Her non-work hours are dedicated to reading feminist literature and planning the next trip.

Sreyan Chatterjee

Research Consultant

Sreyan Chatterjee is a policy researcher and a lawyer by training, having received his degree from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Kolkata, India). He has experience both in the industry as well as in the policy research space across a range of areas: finance, technology, mass media, agriculture and labour policy.

Currently he is involved in projects exploring the technological transformations of working conditions in various sectors of the economy.

Tanvi Kanchan

Communications Consultant

Tanvi works on communication and design strategy for the organization. She also produces and hosts the Bot Populi podcast, and provides editorial and strategic inputs on BP's activities.

She holds a Master’s degree in International Journalisms from SOAS, University of London, and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from UPG, University of Mumbai. She has previously written for Rolling Stone India and The Ladies Finger, and has served on the Executive Committee of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest.

Her academic passions lie at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and digital media, with a special focus on postcolonial articulations of queer sexuality. Outside of work, she likes writing poetry, discussing the socio-politics of music, making short films, and building queer solidarities.