Core Team


Kirthi Jayakumar

Founder and CEO

Kirthi is a lawyer and researcher in the field of peace and conflict and gender studies. She holds a BA LLB(Hons.) from SOEL, Chennai, an MA from UPeace, Costa Rica, and is currently pursuing her MA in Peace and Conflict Studies as a Commonwealth Scholar at Coventry University.

Raakhee Suryaprakash

Head: Editorial Team

Raakhee has an MA in International Studies and a BSc in Chemistry. She runs a social enterprise called Sunshine Millennium that helps India's off-grid rural areas achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by setting up solar-powered development centres maintained by local stakeholders.

Vaishnavi Pallapothu

Head: Feminifesto & Foreign Policy

Vaishnavi is a student of international relations at University of London. She is a writer, researcher, and co-host of the Feminifesto podcast at The Red Elephant Foundation. Vaishnavi’s core focus in research and writing include foreign policy, intersectional feminism, and international relations.

Chintan Girish Modi

Head: Editorial Team

Chintan is a writer, educator and researcher. They engage in projects connected to peace education, queer rights, India-Pakistan dialogue, social justice and nonviolent resistance. They have worked with the UNESCO MGIEP, Seeds of Peace, CCS, and the Prajnya Trust among other initiatives.

Esha Meher

Head: Legal Team

Esha Meher is a London-based Human Rights lawyer and the founder of Project Darya, an initiative documenting the intersection of feminism and Islam. She is an alumna of the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and is equally passionate about legal advocacy and activism.

Manasa Ram Raj

Head: Legal Team

Manasa is a lawyer from Christ University, Bangalore. She has a keen interest in working around children and gender, international law and peace. Working at the intersection of law, rights and gender, she focuses on understanding intricacies of gender and gender-based violence.