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The Report Documents How Amarnath Yatra is Used As a Right-Wing Nationalist Battle Cry By the State’ 
June 10, 2017

I remember as a kid in the month of August a few dozen buses full of Yatri

 
Amarnath Yatra Clashes With Burhan Wani Death Anniversary, Forces Anxious 
May 29, 2017

In exactly a month from now will begin the annual pilgrimage to...

 
Mahesh Sharma's performance as a minister for culture doesn't match up to his achievements as a tourism minister. 
May 18, 2017

In the budget for 2017-18, five ministries - tourism, culture, sports and youth affairs..

 
Goa's slums are full of Karnataka migrants: Study 
May 15, 2017

A study, conducted across 14 slums in Goa, found that the largest number of migrants..

 
Amarnath Yatra A Militarised Pilgrimage  
April 19, 2017

Amarnath Yatra: A Militarised Pilgrimage is a documentation of all facets of the Amarnath Yatra

 
STAFF TEAM

People are our most important resource. Those who work with us, shape our work – bring into it their special flavour, style and perspective, pour into it passion zest and meaning. Our overall vision and core purpose and our action plans etc do provide a framework. But our team brings life into the work. Our current team consists of:

Aditi Chanchani as Director of EQUATIONS provides the direction to EQUATIONS Programmes on strategic fit, political positions and institutional linkages. Another key role is nurturing people and processes, aimed towards collective leadership in the organisation. Aditi has engaged with EQUATIONS in different capacities since 2000. Aditi coordinates part of the Institutions, Policies and Tourism Models Programme. She has a Masters degree in Tourism and Leisure.

Ananya Dasgupta is the Programme Coordinator in the Governance, Law and Tourism Programme. She is with EQUATIONS since June 2015. She has earlier worked with Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, the Legal Cell at Multiple Action Research Group. Ananya had earlier worked with EQUATIONS from 2006 to 2010. She has a Masters degree in Law (LL.M) from University of Delhi.

Ashwin Thomas is a Senior Associate in the Economics of Tourism Programme. He is with EQUATIONS since May 2017. He has a Bachelors' degree in Engineering (Renewable Energy) and Bachelor of Arts (Development Studies), University of New South Wales, Sydney and had earlier been with Greater Bangalore Street Vendor Federation of Unions as Research Consultant. He has also worked as a Researcher and Research Assistant with Janaagraha.

Divya Kasargod is Programme Assistant in the Tourism Resource Centre Programme. She is with EQUATIONS since August 2016 and had earlier worked with us in 2012. Divya has a Masters degree in Social Work with specialisation in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work from Mangalore University.

Durang Bosu Mullick is a Senior Associate in the Society, Culture and Tourism Programme. She is with EQUATIONS since June 2015. Durang has earlier been with YWCA, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Vikas Adhyayan Kendra, CINI-ASHA, in various capacities. She has a Masters degree in Sociology from Center for Social Science Systems, JNU.

Girisha V joined EQUATIONS in January 2013 as Administration Assistant. He has completed his 1st PUC. He has earlier worked in a mobile shop.

James is Finance Assistant. He joined in March 2013 and has a Bachelor's degree in Commerce.

Joyatri Ray is Senior Associate in the Society, Culture and Tourism Programme. She is with EQUATIONS since November 2015. She has a Masters degree in Sociology from Kolkata University. Joyatri has earlier worked with EQUATIONS as the Programme Coordinator between 1999-2004 in Women and Tourism, Child and Tourism, Campaign Information Unit. Her other work experience is with ING Vysya Foundation as the Director, with UNIFEM and also as an independent consultant.

Kavitha M is a Programme Associate in the Tourism Resource Centre. She is with EQUATIONS since November 2014. She has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Masters degree in History from Alagappa University.

Nayana Udayshankar is Programme Associate in the Ecosystems, Communities and Tourism Programme. She is with EQUATIONS since August 2016. She has earlier worked as a fellow in Natural Justice and Ashira Law, and as a researcher with Reap Benefit, ALF and Himdhara. She has a B.Com LL.B (Hons.) from Gujarat National Law University.

Nino Charles works as a Programme Coordinator in the Tourism Resource Center Programme. She is with EQUATIONS since June 2016. Nino has worked in organsiations like Deepalaya, Samvada, Murray Culshaw Consulting in different capacities and has also been a behavior & softskills trainer. She has a Masters degree in Social Work from Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore.

Rajesh Ranjan is a Senior Associate in the Institutions, Policies and Tourism Models & Society, Culture and Tourism Programme. He is with EQUATIONS since August 2013. He has a M.Phil in Tourism and has worked earlier with ITHM as research associate and as visiting faculty in IQAT community college.

Rajiv Das takes care of Information Technology (IT) need and is with EQUATIONS since 2005. He ensures that our computers and equipment are maintained, our data is backed up and our email secure. Rajiv set up our wireless network and is popularly called our IT messiah. He is a Marine Engineer by education.

Sangeeta Rath is the Senior Associate in the Society, Culture and Tourism Programme. She is with EQUATIONS since August 2016. Sangeeta has earlier been with organisations like NIWCYD, BACHPAN and IWID in different capacities and as a freelance consultant. She has a Masters' in Sociology from Barkatulla University, Bhopal

Sharmila S is in-charge of HR functions and works as a Programme Associate in the Society, Culture and Tourism Programme. She is with EQUATIONS since February 2011. She has a Masters degree in Sociology. Sharmila’s work experience covers developing a PG diploma course in social marketing and working on library and content management systems.

Sowbhagya is with EQUATIONS since January 2012 and supports with the housekeeping functions of EQUATIONS.

Swathi Seshadri is Area Coordinator, overall in charge of the networking. She is also the programme coordinator for Institutions, Policies and Tourism Models, Economics of Tourism and Ecosystems, Communities and Tourism. She is working with EQUATIONS since August 2010. Swathi comes with many years of experience working with people’s movements and community based struggles for social justice. She headed the National Youth Foundation, has been involved in extensive research & Advocacy work and has taught social work students. She has a Masters degree in Social Work.

Theresa Florina Lobo is Finance Manager and in-charge of Administration. She is with EQUATIONS since November 2015. She has a Masters degree in Commerce from Anna Malai University. Theresa has worked with organisations like AVAS, SKIP, SEARCH and ISI-Delhi in various capacities.

 


Team EQUATIONS 2016


 
 EQUATIONS Staff Team and General Body Members