Monday, November 12, 2018

Kazim Rizvi – Founding Editor

kazim RizviKazim is a public policy professional based out of New Delhi. He is passionate about bringing a positive discourse in India’s political and policy space, and envisages to make a lasting impact. The Dialogue was founded with this idea in mind.

Ameya Paratkar  – Technical Lead

ranjeetAmeya is an Entrepreneur and Public Policy Enthusiast and writes on Foreign Policy and Public systems – Governance. Along with editing he takes care of the entire back-end and design of . He has a substantial technical experience at International level.  He looks forward to make The Dialogue, a leader in Public Policy Discourse.


Atul K Thakur – Senior Consultant

Atul K Thakur is a public policy professional, management consultant, journalist, and writer who specialises in the interface of politics and economics. His research and writing interests extend to macroeconomic polices and international affairs, with special focus on South Asia. He is an alumnus, inter alia, of Banaras Hindu University and has worked across sectors, spanning policy research, management consultancy, publishing and media.

Deepanwita De – Senior Deputy Editor


Deepanwita De is a journalist by profession, having graduated from the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. She worked as a desk Editor with the Hindustan Times and is currently a fellow with Milaap, involved in grassroots development work in rural West Bengal. In her past time she loves reading and capturing emotions.


Dhruva Balram, Deputy Editor

Dhruva Balram is an Indian-Canadian freelance journalist and writer. His work centres on cultural, social and political commentary. He has written extensively on music, travel and cultural issues. Dhruva has been published in several international publications in a bid to make the world a more progressive, inclusive space for everyone.

image1-1-150x150Smera Chawla – Consultant

Smera has been involved with The Dialogue since its inception in various avatars, and is now a consultant to the institution. She is a former public affairs professional with a strong grasp on advocacy and public policy. She has published regularly with The Dialogue and is implementing mechanisms to drive the growth of The Dialogue.

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Neha Mungekar – Pictorial Content Lead

Neha Mungekar is an urban designer by profession. Her interests revolve around climate change, adaptation and water related developmental studies. Her explorative attitude has made her wander to places in a desire to realise and photograph their stories. She is currently working with WRI India – an environmental not-for-profit think and do tank. She publishes the photo-essays on her page N-Route (

Shoaib Mohammed – Co-Founder


Shoaib leads on strategy and marketing for The Dialogue. An MBA from Said Business School, Oxford University, Shoaib co-founded his ice cream start-up Scoops n Sticks in August 2014. Previously, he served as the Chief Engineer with the world’s largest shipping company, AP Moller Maersk.

Ranjeet Rane – Internet Governance Lead


Ranjeet is an award-winning author and regularly publishes his ideas in leading Indian publications. Ranjeet has a master’s degree in Political Science along with certifications in Public Policy, Cyber Laws and Ethical Hacking. He blogs and tweets as the Old Wonk. At The Dialogue he leads on all things Internet Governance.


embassy_photo_1Abhishek Chapanerkar – Communications Lead

Abhishek is an international relations student based out of University of Bristol, UK and leads on external communications for The Dialogue. An engineer by profession, Abhishek has a penchant for politics and foreign policy and is highly motivated to bring a positive change in our society. In the past, Abhishek worked with media institutions, political parties, NGOs and has also volunteered for social causes.

Kushan Chakraborty – Law & Policy Lead

Kushan Chakraborty is a lawyer based out of New Delhi. He practices transactional law with a law firm and deals predominantly in the fields of energy and infrastructure, banking and finance, and general corporate advisory. He has previously had experience in dispute resolution across domains, including pro bono work for charitable causes. He has keen interest in economic policies, and the interplay between the law and businesses. In his free time, Kushan likes to travel, read and write about politics, culture and cinema.

img_4462Zeba Warsi – Consultant

Zeba is a Reporter with CNN-News 18 based out of New Delhi, covering the latest beats in politics and current affairs. She regularly advises The Dialogue on trends in the media narrative along with support on growth strategy

15036588_10154811655664903_1112648420342892331_nVibha Vasuki – Strategy Lead

Vibha is currently pursuing her masters in human rights law from the University of Liverpool, UK. She did her graduation from School of Law, Christ University, Bengaluru. Post graduation, she worked as a Research Officer with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. She is passionate about human rights and wants to make a tangible difference in the lives of people.