Suhasini Vira (Founder)
Suhasini Vira has recently graduated from Durham University, where she was studying Economics and Politics (Joint Honours). She is a Laidlaw Scholar and her independent research over the last two years has focused on the lives of young people working in India’s informal sector. Suhasini co-authored Why People Give (Sage Publications), which explores the motivations behind philanthropy and raises money for charity. She is also one of the youngest members chosen for the Aspen Institute’s Next Generation (NextGen) Leaders Network, which brings together leaders from around the world to discuss how local and international policies should respond to advancements in technology. In school, she was the Chief Operating Officer of ‘The Opportunities Initiative’, a start-up that won the India Today EduTech Summit, a national entrepreneurship competition. Suhasini wants to work in the field of development and hopes to use her skills to create positive social impact.
Rushika Patil (Head of Operations)
Rushika Patil is a law student who has organised multiple Legal Aid camps in parts of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh to make women and young girls aware of their legal rights. During COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdown, she initiated a food relief campaign, which has distributed over 3000 kits of ration so far. She strongly believes that ‘Hands that help are holier than the lips that pray’ and lives by this motto.
Nandini Sinha (Graphics Designer)
Nandini is a sophomore at Sarah Lawrence College pursuing a liberal arts degree; she has a keen interest in the fields of social psychology and graphics design. Being an art enthusiast, she thrives on creativity and spends hours on her iPad and laptop creating digital art. In her free time, she can be found reading, writing, or doodling.
Diksha Awasthi (Content Manager)
Diksha Awasthi is a Fulbright Scholar and an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State. As a Fulbright Fellow, Diksha taught Hindi as a Foreign Language at the University of Utah. She is a postgraduate in English Literature from University of Delhi. Diksha is a passionate educator and advocates literacy for all. In addition to teaching in the US, she is also volunteering for Teach for India to teach underprivileged students in India. She is also a writer, editor, translator, and a poet. She has worked with organisations like Oxford University Press, Taylor and Francis Group, British Council, and others. She has also written for The Hindu Newspaper, NDTV Goodtimes blogs, and other online magazines. Currently, Diksha Awasthi is working for TedX Gateway as an Associate Content Researcher.