Sajjad Anwar

Sajjad Anwar is a hacktivist and programmer based in Bangalore. He works in the research and design of data
analytics and infographics. He hearts maps and often makes one. He is found working with other technologists, social activists and
researchers in education, human rights and policy making. Along with two others, he runs the
collective. Find him on Twitter

Sumandro Chattapadhyay

Sumandro  is a researcher with an interest in economies, politics, cultures and landscapes of data. He works with The Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, and HasGeek Media LLP, Bangalore, India. Previously a student of economics, he has worked on topics related to urban development, data visualisation, and open data policies. He is a free software and open access enthusiast. Find him on Twitter.

Prashant KV

Prashant is the Founder of the innovation space called Devthon. He is a hacker who loves working on art, design and technology by bringing them together into multidisciplinary projects. He has a keen interest for electronics and loves open source hardware. Find him on Twitter.

Arvind Lodaya

Arvind Lodaya is a strategic innovation & branding consultant at Arvind Lodaya Consulting. Arvind Lodaya Consulting is an experienced, multi-speciality consultancy in Bangalore.


Anuradha Naik

Anuradha Naik is a conservation architect and architectual historian based in Hyderabad.  Trained as an architect at Edinburgh University in Scotland,  and having received further international training in conservation of ancient buildings, she is currently involved in a number of conservation and architectural history research projects in Hyderabad.  Among her previous assignments are project coordination for the City Museum, located in  Chowmohalla Palace, dedicated to the .people of Hyderabad. She is also associated with initiatives around Mehbook Chowk, Paigah Tombs, the Fish Market and Mahbubia Girls School.

Aslam Farshori

Aslam Farshori is one of India’s leading Radio and TV personalities. He  is also one of the lead comperers for all India Mushairas and has also compered international Mushairas. He has been the host for Mushairas with big names like Ahmed Faraz, Kaifi Azmi, Bashir Badr, Nawaaz Deobandi, Nida Fazli and many other popular Urdu poets.

Madhu Kaza

Madhu Kaza was born in Andhra Pradesh, India and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She is currently an educator, writer and artist based in New York. Much of her work is informed by her astonishment at everyday life.