Prajnya through the years

The launch of Prajnya Initiatives; September 9, 2007

Our 5th anniversary as Prajnya Trust; September 9, 2012

Celebrating 10 years of Prajnya; September 9, 2017

TRUSTEES

  • Swarna Rajagopalan, Ph.D., Managing Trustee, is a Chennai-based political analyst and consultant.
  • Dr. D. Jayashree is an Ayurvedic physician.
  • Anuradha Venkatesh is a management professional.
  • Nandhini Shanmugham is a development communications professional.
  • Sweta Narayanan is an education and curriculum professional.
  • Shakthi S., Ph.D., is an academic specialising in Development Studies.
  • Subhashini Selvanathan is an accounts specialist.
  • A.C.R. Sudaroli is a social work professional.

PANEL OF ADVISORS

  • Rajmohan Gandhi, historian and biographer, presently at the University of Illinois, Urbana.
  • Ingrid Srinath, Director - Centre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka University
  • Ammu Joseph, journalist.
  • N. Shekar, senior management professional, aerospace industry, and start-up mentor.

THE PRAJNYA TEAM

  • N. Santha, Logistics and Facilities Manager
  • Amirtha M.. Programme Associate

POLITICS, SECURITY AND GENDER INITIATIVE

Gender Violence Research and Information Taskforce (GRIT)

R. Rajaram GRIT Research Fellows
  • Jhuma Sen
  • Suchaita Tenneti

PRAJNYA ARCHIVES

Curator

  • Sudha Rajagopalan

EDUCATION FOR PEACE

Prajnya Shanti Fellow

  • Chintan Girish Modi

PRAJNYA ALUMNI

Former Trustees

  • K Jayalakshmi (2006-2012)
  • Sudha Ramachandran (2006-2009)
  • Ratna Mukherjee (2006-2008)
  • S. Sowmya (2010-2013)
  • Anjale Stephanos (2011-2014)
  • Saundarya Rajesh (2012-2015)
  • Shilpa Anand (2006-2021)

Programme Officer, GRIT

  • Ragamalika Karthikeyan (2015-2016)

Programme Associate

  • Pozhil S.G. (2020)
  • Sharathkumar R. (2021)
  • Maryam Nayaz (2021-22)

Campaign Coordinators and Associates

  • Nirupama Sarathy (2008)
  • Anupama Srinivasan (2009)
  • Namitha Joseph (2010)
  • Shakthi Manickavasagam (2012)
  • Nithila Kanagasabai (2013)
  • Swetha Shankar (2014)
  • Malavika Ravi (2017)
  • Nafeesa Usman (2018)
  • Niroopini Muralidharan (2021)

Campaign Media Staff

  • Hamsini Ravi (2009)
  • Jennifer Raj (2012)
  • Ragamalika Karthikeyan (2013)

Prajnya Fellows

  • Linda Racioppi
  • Divya Bhat
  • Titiksha Pandit
  • Amanda Randhawa
  • Shakthi S.
  • Archana Venkatesh

GRIT Research Fellow

  • Radhika Bhalerao

Peace Education Associates

  • Groundwork Research Project funded by Sir Ratan Tata Trust: R. Akila, Anupama Srinivasan (2008-2009)
  • Peace Tales: Radhika Meganathan, Prabha Srinivasan (2011)

Prajnya Interns

  • 2008 PSW Summer Interns: Swati Seshadri, Nirmala Iswari, C. Sindhu
  • 2008 Advocacy Intern: Narasimhan Varadhan, Krithika S.
  • 2009 Summer Interns: M.D. Maheswari, S. Swarnalakshmi, Ragini Rangarajan
  • 2010 Research Intern: Supraja Srinivasan
  • 2010 Summer Intern: Maheshwari Harikumar
  • 2011 Summer Intern: Varsha Koduvayur
  • 2012 Research Intern: Anna Miller
  • 2014 Summer Intern: Akhil Raj Gupta
  • 2015 Summer Intern: Nikhilesh Prakash
  • 2016 Summer Interns: Mangalam Sridhar, Priya Prabhakar
  • 2017 Interns: G. Shanthini, N. ShriVaiyshnavi, Neeraja, Humsika Srikanth
  • 2017 Archives Intern: Shalini Pathi
  • 2018 Lakshmi Priya P., Saranya Vinayagam, Saranya
  • 2019 Lalitha T., Dilshad Begum
  • 2020 Poulami Sutradhar
  • 2021 Lakshita Mavi; Ojasvi Vyas; Niharika Tripathi
  • 2021-22 Farheen Nahvi

THE PRAJNYA COMMUNITY

    Since its founding, Prajnya has depended largely on volunteers and we have been exceptionally lucky to find dedicated volunteers who not only share a sense of ownership but also stick around indefinitely. Therefore, a listing of Prajnya people is incomplete without a listing of those who have built Prajnya with love, commitment and all sorts of other resources!

    We are: Anupama Srinivasan; Archana Venkatesh; Bharati Ramachandran; Hamsini Ravi; Hemant Shivakumar; Joost Kaptijn; Jyothi Kumar; Michelle James; Meera Rajagopalan; Mitha Nandagopalan; Nandhini Shanmugham; Nirupa Sundaravadanan; Priyadarshini Rajagopalan; Ramesh B; Shakthi Manickavasagam; Sudha Rajagopalan; Swarna Rajagopalan; Sweta Narayanan; Subhashini Selvanathan; Uma Vangal; Vasughi K.

    Our extended community: Aishwarya S.; Amrutha Rajagopalan; Anand Philip; Bharti K.; Dilip Raj; Geetha TG; Gynelle Alves; Jayalakshmi Gopalan; Kavita Govindarajan; Kavitha Muralidharan; Krithika Sukumar; Kusum Rohra; Matthew George; Meera Srikant; Namitha Joseph; Narasimhan Varadhan; Nirmal Rajagopalan; Nirupama Sarathy; Nithila Kanagasabai; Poonguntan Cibi; Poornima Murali; Prema Ravi; Priya Raju; R. Lalita; Ragini Rangarajan; Reva Yunus; Richard; Samidha; Saranya Balaji; Shalini Umachandran; Shambhavi Madhan; Shireen Kurian; Shreesha Reddy; Shyamala Sundararajan; Sridhar Krishnaswamy; Supraja T.A.; Suresh; Vaishnavi Shyam; Vetrevel Karthikeyan; Vignesh Rajendran; Shalini Peruma.

    Come, volunteer with us!