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Bishakha Datta

Bishakha Datta   Bishakha is a non-fiction writer and documentary filmmaker with an abiding interest in representing invisible points of view and people - people who are marginalized because of their genders or sexualities, or voices that are unheard, 'illegitimate' or silenced. She is on the boards of non-profits including Breakthrough, CREA, Dreamcatchers, Majlis, and the Wikimedia Foundation. Bishakha is the co-founder and Executive Director of Point of View.

Chitrita Majumdar

Chitrita Majumdar   Advertising is her Profession. Animal Welfare is her Passion. Chitrita leads a team of 22 at Synchronicity Communications – an advertising agency which specializes in Employer branding and Communications. She loves reading and films. – Especially Who – dun – It ‘s. But her main ‘calling’ is animal welfare. She and her husband Arup work at a grass root level with homeless / abandoned / stray animals and birds. They focus on the Health, Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming of such animals. Chitrita has been associated with POV since its inception.

Manjima Bhattacharjya

Manjima Bhattacharjya   Manjima was an activist in the Indian women's movement in the first 8 years of her post college life before taking a dip in academic waters with a PhD, after which she has now turned a complicated researcher/consultant on gender issues/writer person - a role that combines her love for feminism, activism, theory, language, media and the arts. She lives in Mumbai BUT was, is and always will be at heart one of the sturdy species, the Delhi-ite.

Meenakshi Shedde

Meenakshi Shedde   Meenakshi leads a cheerful double life in film and development issues. She is India Consultant to the Berlin and Locarno Film Festivals, and curator to festivals worldwide. She has been communications consultant on development issues—water, gender, health/AIDS, education--for 20 years. Her clients include the World Bank, UNDP, Unesco and SaciWaters. She enjoys lemongrass chai while watching squirrels on the raintree outside—yeah, in Bombay.

Neela Kapadia

Neela Kapadia   Neela Kapadia, photographer and documentary film-maker defines her work as a search for "home". She finds it in people, places, points-of-view that are inspiring and humbling: a 23-year-old IIT alumnus who chooses to teach primary school children in an under-resourced neighbourhood; Kutchi craftswomen who use the wealth and wisdom of hand embroidery to earn a dignified livelihood...Home is where the heart is, and the heart must always be deeply engaged, happy, joyful...

Sashwati Banerjee

Sashwati Banerjee   Sashwati is the Executive Director of Sesame Workshop in India.  She co-founded Point of View and continues to be a primary champion. Between leading Galli Galli Sim Sim (the Indian Sesame Street), and managing a hectic social calendar, when she gets the time, she also reads, cooks, travels, and tries to find a bar top she can dance on!

Sohaila Abdulali

Sohaila Abdulali   Sohaila writes, reads and walks. She has published two novels, The Madwoman of Jogare and Year of the Tiger; three children's books; and numerous short stories, essays, news reports, blogs, columns, manuals, and just about every form of written material, which is in direct contradiction to her devotion to trees. 

www.sohailaink.com

Sonali Ojha

Sonali Ojha   Sonali is the Founder and visionary behind Dreamcatchers Foundation; a pioneering organization based in Mumbai, India focused on creating programs that address the emotional needs of vulnerable, displaced and disenfranchised children & youth. An Ashoka Fellow and the First International Fellow hosted by the Global Fund for Children in Washington DC, Sonali enjoys travelling, working in cafes and open spaces, unstructured work hours, cooking and feeding people and embodies a hearty laugh that can travel distances!

Sophie Moochhala

Sophie Moochhala   After a 10 year stint in the world of consumer marketing, Sophie leapt into the world of high tech engineering. A non-engineer with a penchant for history, literature, and long vacations, she now manages a group of fast growing engineering companies based out of Bombay. In her (very little!) spare time, she loves to potter, grow vegetables and plan exotic holidays.

www.fluidcontrols.com

Shilpa Pathak

Shilpa Pathak   After a degree in Fashion from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, and work experience in New York and London, Shilpa returned to India in order to embark on a career in apparel. In Bombay, she built and managed a garment manufacturing company to supply the fashion forward clothing markets in Europe and North America. In 2003, she married and relocated to California where fashon's fertile frontier beckoned once more. Shilpa now works with Levi Strauss Corporation, the clothing giant headquartered in her adopted home town of San Francisco. When she's not busy making pants, Shilpa enjoys spending her time cooking, hosting dinner parties and walking her dogs.

 

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