Current Team

Chinmayi S K

Member and Founder

Chinmayi is the founder of The Bachchao Project. She has a degree in computer science and has spent over a decade in technology for good and open technology communities.

Chinmayi previously worked as an engineer with Nokia and founded Saakshin, a software services start-up in Bengaluru, India. She now spends her time supporting the technology, research and community building needs of Indian and International non-profits. She has experience in building technology interventions, interdisciplinary research, designing training modules, growing and supporting open communities, designing and hosting events and fundraising. Her interests lie in open technologies, diversity and inclusion, community health, ethics and digital rights. Conducting interdisciplinary feminist research and creating spaces for dialogues is something she enjoys a lot.

Tania Devaiah

Member

Tania is an researcher with a passion for working on issues that arise in the intersection of human rights, environmental governance and resource rights, gender and digital rights.

Vasundhra Kaul

Member, Researcher and Trainer

Vasundhra is interested in exploring ways the law interacts with vulnerable communities— including incarcerated persons, queer and LGBTQIA+ individuals and groups, and religious minorities. They have a BALLB degree from Delhi, and see the law as one tool of social change.

  • vasundhra [@] thebachchaoproject [dot] org

Ayesha Minhaz

Researcher and Editor

Ayesha Minhaz is an independent journalist and researcher based in Hyderabad, covering Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Ayesha has worked on human rights, development, gender, and technology over the past decade. She is a Chevening Scholar and went to SOAS, University of London. 

Twitter: @ayesha_minhaz

e-mail: ayesha[at]thebachchaoproject[dot]org

Srujana Bej

Researcher

Srujana Bej is a lawyer and human rights researcher. She has worked on research and advocacy projects concerning the right to food, public education and caste-based oppression in the criminal justice system. She has previously worked at the Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project and the Centre for Law and Policy Research. Her other interests lie in graphic designing for social justice and thinking about spatial justice.
  • Email : srujana[at]thebachchaoproject[dot]org
  • Twitter : @srujana_bej

Yashashwini Santuka

Intern

Yashashwini is currently a student at NALSAR University of Law. She is interested in technology law and policy in the present day. She is passionate about the idea of a feminist internet and believes the internet is a blessing best used in measured amounts. Along with legal and policy research, her interests include reading and discussing as much fiction as possible.

  • yashashwini[at]thebachchaoproject.org

Makepeace Sitlhou

Producer, Podcasts

Makepeace Sitlhou is a Guwahati-based independent journalist covering India’s Northeast for several national and international publications. She has received several media fellowships and awards including the National Media Award, the South Asian Journalism Award and the Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity.

Shun Re Ching Makan

Intern, Podcasts

Is an student of theological studies from SAIACS, Bangalore. Shun Makan is from Ukhrul, Manipur and currently lives in Guwahati. Shun Makan is very interested in all things NE.