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01 Anita

Anita Gurumurthy

Anita is a founding member and executive director of IT for Change, where she leads research collaborations and projects in relation to the network society, with a focus on governance, democracy and gender justice. Anita engages actively with policy makers, practitioners, social movements activists and the academic community to expand and deepen conversations on the public policy imperatives of the intertwining of the digital in all spheres of life.


13 Deepthi

Deepti Bharthur

Deepti is a Senior Research Associate at IT for Change. She contributes to academic, action, and policy research in the areas of e-governance and digital citizenship, data economy, platforms and digital exclusions. She received her PhD in Media and Communication from Bowling Green State University in 2015, where her thesis work was on the policy architecture of rural connectivity in India.



Sohel Sarkar

Sohel is a former journalist and handles the day-to-day editorial functions of Bot Populi. She is a senior communications associate at IT for Change. Sohel holds a Master’s degree in Gender Studies from SOAS, University of London; and a postgraduate degree in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism. Previously, she worked in the editorial desks of various news media outlets.



Tanvi Kanchan

Tanvi works on content and design strategy, external communications and social media outreach for the organisation. She also provides editorial and strategic inputs on Bot Populi and hosts the podcasts. She holds a Master’s degree in International Journalisms from SOAS, University of London, and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from UPG, University of Mumbai. She has previously written for Rolling Stone India and The Ladies Finger, and has served on the Executive Committee of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest.


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Sneha Bhagwat

Sneha assists in the editorial and communication aspects of Bot Populi. She also assists in content strategy, external communications, and social media outreach for IT for Change. Sneha completed her Master’s degree in English literature from Presidency University, Kolkata and her Bachelor’s degree in English literature from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Her research interests include caste, sexuality, feminist theory, and popular culture. Previously, she has worked in an editorial capacity at Zubaan.

03 Param

Parminder Jeet Singh

Parminder is executive director of IT for Change, and leads the organisation’s work in the areas of Internet governance, e-governance and development in the digital age. At the global level, he has played a major role in shaping a Southern discourse on global Internet governance, and a positive rights-centred approach to cyberpolicy. He is a founding member of three key global coalitions in the Internet governance domain – Just Net Coalition, BestBits and Internet Rights and Principles Coalition.


16 Nandini

Nandini Chami

Nandini's work largely focuses on research and policy advocacy in the domains of digital rights and development, and the political economy of women’s rights in the information society She is part of the organisation’s advocacy efforts around the 2030 development agenda on issues of ‘data for development’ and digital technologies and gender justice. She also provides strategic support to IT for Change’s field centre, Prakriye.



28 Yogi

Yogesh K S

Yogesh is a keen Free and Open Source enthusiast He collaborates with online communities to improve the FOSS applications. He is an avid contributor to the translation of commonly used FOSS applications to his language, Kannada. He also actively contributes to open collaborative projects like OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia. He is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the cloud infrastructure at IT for Change.


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An independent digital media space, Bot Populi examines the digital from a social justice and global south perspective 
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