About us


Aparna Bajpai 

IMG_8290She has an undergraduate degree in Business from Devi Ahilya University, Indore. Her curiosity about the inventor of the Market took her beyond understanding only its functioningAfter working in the education sector with American India Foundation for a few years, Aparna is now an M.A. Development student at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. Through the social sciences she believes to have discovered how this inventor of bazar impacts and gets impacted by its own creations. She describes herself as a woman of many conflicts – the major one being her deep interest in both spirituality and coding!

Bianca Shah

She holds a Bachelors in Urban Planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Development at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. A lost soul in search of combining planning and governance in urban areas, she would have rather preferred working in Disneyland if she hadn’t been trapped in reality. Her hobbies range from card making, reading, watching cartoons and sleeping.


Harshita Upadhyaya

Harshita Upadhyaya

She holds a Bachelors in Social Work and is currently pursuing her Masters in Development. Passionate about working in rural India for the cause of rural people, her research interests are to explore women in politics and in power. She is a friend to all, makes for good company and likes to talk to herself.

Minu Babu


She  is a lawyer by training. After graduating from National University of Advanced Legal Studies, she joined L.L.M in Law and Development at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. She’s deeply interested in the sector of development with an inclination towards research in Education, Policy and, the interlinkages between Law and Society. Along with being a lover of the invisible God and Sports, Minu truly believes in some dolce far niente (sweetness of doing nothing).

Nidhi Harihar

IMG_5559 3She completed her Bachelors in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. Perplexed by this oxymoron of Economics being a ‘social science’ she decided to take a detour into pursuing her Masters in Development at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. The city as a space has always been  a source fascination. A lover of Hindi poetry, literature and Indian classical music she may often be found spending her free time humming, writing or overthinking.

Vivek Pratap Singh 


IMG_8255He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Jiwaji University,Gwalior. Obsessed with numbers and accounts, he was well on his way towards becoming a Chartered Accountant. But his yearning for the field brought him to Azim Premji University, where he is a Master’s student in Development specializing in the field of Law,Governance and, Policy. His effortless skill in the field as well as his interest in politics and society drive everyday ventures that he now undertakes.