The Team Behind Youth Ki Awaaz
: Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Youth Ki Awaaz. Driven by creating tools to make it easier for people to speak up on issues they are passionate about. Social media advocacy expert. UN awarded innovator. Can live his entire life on the internet. Needs serious de-addiction from his mobile phone.
: Executive Editor at Youth Ki Awaaz. Believes that Youth Ki Awaaz helps you have faith in yourself, and that for her is one of the definitions of truth. Calls herself a poet, dreams of being called so by the world. Considers writing the most beautiful form of art (and also the easiest way to express). Handmade paper and the smell of books still win the battle for her over emails and E-books.
: Sub-editor at Youth Ki Awaaz (Resident Activist at times). Has been engaged in various socio-political activities in the city. Passionate about issues concerning social justice and Human Rights – part of various student movements. Dreams of a ‘revolution’ and writes with a hope to make an impact. Nothing would make him happier than raising a bunch of activists who would stand with him when he gets beaten up in protest demonstrations.
: Campaigns Coordinator at Youth Ki Awaaz. A second year student of Journalism at Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Grappling with college assignments, surviving the crazy Delhi traffic and scurrying away to catch any film that might release in the weekend, obscure as it may be, learning to live and cope without the familiarity and comfort of her home town, Patna.
: Trainee Editor at Youth Ki Awaaz. An artist first, and then a writer. The only pleasure she has ever sought was found in reading; and she prefer animals to humans any day. She would love to start up her own book cafe, where instead of a coffee, people would gel over their favorite books. Peace for her is meditation, Beatles, Doors and good old Bollywood music, sometimes donuts and sometimes yoga.
Since 2008, Youth Ki Awaaz has had some of the most amazing people volunteer a majority of their time to help run the platform and give all that they could to create a stronger and more influential space for young people in India. We are highly indebted to their undying spirit of service towards Youth Ki Awaaz, when we needed it the most. Here are a few of them:
Shruthi Venukumar – Senior Editor, 2011 to 2012
Shraddha Sankhe – Mumbai Editor, Senior Editor 2011 – 2012
Amritapa Basu - Senior Editor, 2011 – 2012
Abhirup Bhunia - Sub Editor, 2011
Parul Sabherwal – Assistant Editor, 2009 – 2011
Sahiba Singh - Writer, 2009 – 2011/Creative Lead, 2011 – 2012
Astik Sinha - Editor-at-Large, 2009 – 2012
Nitum Jain - Assistant Editor, 2010 – 2013
Rigya Singh - Senior Sub-Editor, 2011 – 2013
Sumedha Bharpilania - Sub-Editor, 2012 – 2013
Sadho Ram - Writer/Freelancer, 2010 – present