IF Team

Sudarshan Ramabadran

Sudarshan Ramabadran is currently the Deputy Director of India Foundation. He has graduated in Commerce from Chennai ( India) and later studied journalism from the Asian College of Journalism in India. He has previously worked with the New Indian Express ( a leading news daily) in Chennai & the Department of Information & Broadcasting, Government of Gujarat, Gandhi Nagar.  He has also served as a co-ordinator for All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, Global Youth Wing of Chinmaya Mission ( Renowned Spiritual Organisation).  His interests are Security, Strategy & International Relations.

Guru Prakash

After completing his Law from National Law Institute University, Bhopal and LL.M (Human Rights) from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, Guru Prakash is presently pursuing his doctoral research on the topic of Article 370 of the Constitution of India from the University of Delhi. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow & Project Head at India Foundation. He is also looking after the youth outreach program of Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry(DICCI) as National President, DICCINextGen Program.

Aaditya Tiwari

Aaditya has a B.Tech in Chemical Technology from HBTI Kanpur. He has previously worked as a Teach For India fellow in Delhi. His hobbies include Quizzing & Poetry writing. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at India Foundation.

Deeksha Goel

Deeksha Goel is currently working as a Senior Research Fellow at India Foundation. Prior to that, she completed  her undergraduate in Engineering - Electronics and Communication in 2014  and was working with Vision India Foundation before joining India Foundation.

Satyendra Tripathi

Satyendra Tripathi has M.Sc., M.Tech. (Gold Medalist) is presently pursuing his doctoral research from BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus. He worked with prestigious institutions like IIT Kanpur, IISc Bangalore, World Bank. He also writes on socio-political issues, environment & climate change. He is authored book "Bharat Sutra: reflections on emergence of a nation after 2014 elections" and recipient of "Bharat Nepal Maitri Peace Award". He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at India Foundation.

Priyang Pandey

He is Senior Research Fellow and Project Head at India Foundation. His areas of research are Indian economy, Geopolitical economy with special focus on socio-economic development policies and microfinance.
He also contributed in prestigious think tanks like Vivekananda International Foundation. He regularly writes columns for various magazines and publications on trending issues.

Apurv Kumar Mishra

Apurv Kumar Mishra is currently the Editor-in- Chief at India Law Journal and Senior Research Fellow at India Foundation. He is also Visiting Faculty at Ashoka University and teaches courses on law at several institutions including Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai; Miranda House, Delhi University and NLIU Bhopal.

Shristi Pukhrem

ShristiPukhrem is Senior Research Fellow at the India Foundation. She has been awarded doctorate from the Centre of South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her PhD thesis titled as “India's Connectivity with South-East Asia: The Economic and Security Implications of the Asian Highway”. Earlier she has worked as a Researcher at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi. As for her earlier research work, she has completed herM.Phil from the same university and wrote a dissertation entitled “Trans Asian Highway Projects in India’s North-East: The Security Implications”. She is also a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) holder in Political Science, awarded by the University Grants Commission, India. Her areas of interest cover India-ASEAN relations, Act-East Policy, India and South East Asia relationsand policy studies.She has served as a Visiting Scholar at the ASEAN Studies Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok in April 2016. She has also participated and presented papers in many National and International Seminars along with many scholarly publications in her name.

Ngawang Hardy

Ngawang Gamtso Hardy works as a Junior Research Fellow at India Foundation. She has done her B.Com from Delhi University and is currently pursuing her M.Com from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Her research interests include India’s diplomatic relations with South Korea, North Korea and Japan. She is also working on India’s Tibet Policy.

Srihari Avuthu

Srihari Avuthu is an advocate since 2000 and Managing Partner of Nyayavadi & Associates, a law firm dealing with legal documentation. An LL.M (Constitutional Law) from Osmania University, Hyderabad, he taught Constitutional Law for over five years at the University College of Law, Osmania University as a part-time faculty. General Secretary of Social Cause, a Hyderabad-based forum of thinkers (2003-2016), he is a social activist organising and assisting public programmes on socio-political themes and issues as well as interactive personality refreshment programmes for high-school students. He was also an active office-bearer of Navodayans, the Alumni Association of JNVCC (JawaharNavodayaVidyalaya, Chalakurthy Camp) for over a decade. His writings include a booklet on uniform civil code, over 20 articles in a weekly and over 500 published letters in various dailies. He is an Assistant Editor of India Foundation Journal since April 2016.