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Who We Are

Prabhat Singh
Editor At-Large
Prabhat is a photographer and journalist and a wanderer’s soul. His passion is to narrate the tales of the people with latent faces, who exist around us and always work to make a difference in this world but most often go unnoticed – be a labour or farmer, prostitute or pilgrim, cobbler or a butcher. He organizes workshops to train photojournalists and aspiring photographers and teaches mass communication. For over three decades, Prabhat Singh had been the resident editor of various editions of Amar Ujala, India's leading Hindi language daily. He is a mentor to several photographers and journalists.
 
 
Soma Basu
Founder and Reporter At-Large
Soma Basu is an investigative journalist based out of New Delhi, India. For over a decade, she has been covering issues of environmental justice and human rights in the subcontinent. She has won the Young Environment Journalist Award 2011, best-published articles on ‘reporting on the fate of victims of armed violence’ organized by the Press Institute of India and the International Committee of the Red Cross 2012 and Prince Albert II of Monaco and United Nations Correspondents Association Global Prize for coverage of Climate Change, 2013. In 2017, she won the Kurt Schork Memorial Award 2017 for International Journalism. Soma has completed three fellowships, co-written a book and written a movie script. She also teaches journalism.
 
 
Nishant Saxena
Multimedia Editor and Reporter At-Large

Just two years after graduating from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Nishant got so frustrated while working in the mainstream Delhi-based media, he founded - Out Of Frustration (OoF) - that aims at producing arguments on various issues. Issues, which have been widely yet vaguely addressed or completely ignored by the media. Nishant is a reporter at-large. He writes and shoots what the mainstream media ignores. He also happens to be our mojo (mobile journalist) on the go. He is here to experiment with content and technology and will head the multimedia production. He had earlier worked at Catch News and NDTV.

 
 
Shubhankar Basu
Multimedia Consultant

Basu started as a photojournalist for The Statesman, Kolkata in 2010. After working with filmmakers from SRFTI, Kolkata and FTII, Pune, he took a sudden shift from traditional filmmaking to feature stories and documentaries. He worked as a Multimedia Producer with WION and head of video content with entrackr.com, New Delhi. His productions were shortlisted for MOJOCON 2017, Galway and @shootus was shortlisted by the Walkley Media Incubator and Innovation Fund. He trains journalists and university students in smartphone shooting, editing and virtual reality application in news creation and social media.

Anindya Tripathi
Chief Copy Editor

An argumentative feminist who loves to read and wants everybody to experience Agha Shahid's poetry, Anindya has worked with a few media houses and is currently exploring the academic arena. Passionate about everything Queer, she believes that the boundaries of gender, social structure and art continuously need to be pushed and ceilings should be shattered at every damn nook and corner. A poet, dancer and foodie, she can be easily found sipping chai and ordering food.

Prerna Siddhartha
Creative Consultant
Prerna Siddharth is an Indian film maker, based in New Delhi, noted for her work with the down trodden in partnership with various NGOs. She started filmmaking since her school days and has since then made numerous documentaries and films for Indian National Television and others. She was also awarded as one of top 6 upcoming filmmakers of India by HMV Sa Re Ga Ma, when she was 18 years old. She is a Rex Karamveer Global fellow and her films have won at several international film festivals. When she is not working, she trains young adults from different humble communities of Delhi the art of film making and story telling.
Selvaprakash Lakshmanan
Photographer At-Large
Selva is a photojournalist who seamlessly combines the aesthetic of photography into the social stories that cry to be told. He has participated in various international photo festivals and has won several awards including Paris Match Award in 2007, India Press Photo Award 2008, Grant Prix Winner at the MAN AND SEA Photography Competition at the II International Festival of Photography Photovisa in Krasnodar, Russia 2010, Robert Bosch Art Grant 2009-2010, and the NFI National Media fellowship 2011-2012. His works have been exhibited in Niort-France and San Francisco Art Commission Gallery. His photographs have been published in The New York Times, NYT Lens Blog, Outlook Traveler, OPEN, Asian Geo, New Internationalist to name a few.
 
 
Partho Sheel
Cartoonist
Cartoonist. Illustrator. Graphic Designer. Artist. Satirist. Traveller. Coffee Addict. Gadget Freak. Coalescing Intelligence Into Design And Making Indian Newspapers Look Better Since 1995. Partho will be commenting on today's India with his brush. Or Pen. Or a stylus. He's currently working as the design editor of The Statesman and owner of Partoons.
 
 
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Vaishnavi Mannava
Assistant Editor (Art & Culture)
Vaishnavi, co-founder of Trippy Tales and an independent artist, is known for her passionate attempt to bring people closer to art. She aims to free the art forms that are often restricted to glass houses and galleries and swank theatres. Through her artist collaboration projects, Vaishnavi is doing a very important work of making art accessible to common people who may not have the luxury to buy expensive tickets. Not just that, Vaishnavi’s efforts also aim to break the elitist control over the domain and makes art everybody’s business. That is really brave of her because these initiatives are a direct challenge to the hegemonic structures existing within the domain of art and culture.
 
 
Sruthi Devan
Social Media Strategist
Sruthi is a social media addict who juggles various tasks at once while sipping her chai. Her energy is infectious. She handles social media and all external outreach at Reporter At-Large. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Arts from Delhi University along with a Diploma in Philosophy, Sruthi has been working for several organisations helping them with communications, branding, creatives and management. Sruthi has previously worked with the fundraising teams of non-profits like Bhumi and Katha. She's currently working as senior coordinator- resource mobilisation at Breakthrough India.
 
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