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FORGING Changemakers: iPolicy for Young Leaders
We conducted the iPolicy, our 3-day flagship course in public policy in Bangalore and Mumbai this June, reaching out to 52 young leaders. Our esteemed faculty included domain-experts, public policy analysts, and academics, including Prasanna Vishwanathan, CEO, Swarajya Magazine; JP Narayan, Founder, Lok Satta Party; Bhargavi Zaveri, Senior Research Associate, IGIDR; Makarand Bakore, Lawyer, Bombay High Court; Shagata Mukherjee, Professor, Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics, among others.
Celebrating the Spirit of Liberal Journalism
CCS hosted two journalists’ dialogues in the month of June bringing together 37 journalists to discuss market solutions to our enduring developmental challenges. An opportunity of networking and insightful discussions, the participant journalists discussed and deliberated on the merit of government imposed bans as opposed to due incentivisation of citizens against the backdrop of the recent plastic ban in the state of Maharashtra, and the need for the repeal of outdated laws. The discussions were led by Avinash Chandra, Editor, Azadi.me and Prashant Narang, Advocate, Supreme Court, and moderated by Shantanu Gupta, Political Analyst and Author of The Monk Who Became Chief Minister, and Amit Chandra, Independent Consultant, NISA.
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Assistant Manager, Administration & IT
Shashikant joins us with over 10 years of experience in IT Support, Client Management, Operations, and Administration. He has worked in the IT, Education and Healthcare sectors and has certification from Microsoft and Cisco in IT. Shashi loves engaging with the team, and streamlining office operations through effective management and timely assistance.
Junior Associate, Advocacy
Sunaina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Fergusson College, Pune. She has previously interned with the National Human Rights Commission(NHRC), the Government of Andhra Pradesh, and has represented India at the UN for the Merit360 programme. Her love for languages and poetry drove her to learn French and Russian, and she hopes to read her favorite book 'War and Peace' in Russian someday.
An Economics Graduate from Delhi University with a touch of books, mountains and people, research is her felicity. Vidushi has previously interned with us, and with the Central Square Foundation. As a Teach for India fellow and Math Content Advisor, she mentored over 150 young girls and led a city project called Mathathon to debunk math phobia. She is also the co-founder of Bass Ek Raah, a charitable society guiding people through counselling and consultancy.
Abhinav has done his Bachelors in Economics from Sri Venkateshwara College, University of Delhi. He is also a CCS alumnus, and has previously worked on Mint's editorial team, writing unsigned editorials. He has been the South Asia Programs Manager at Students For Liberty. He is a classical liberal and is interested in advancing the pro-liberty movement in the country.
Senior Research Associate
Pooloma holds a Masters degree in Geography specializing in Regional Development from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and a Bachelor's degree in Geography from Presidency University, Kolkata She has worked with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, recommending policy changes in its National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in the past. She has also worked with Safe Water Network India. Pooloma has a knack for art. Her other interests lie in music, reading and travelling solo.
Associate, Marketing and Partnerships
Arshdeep Singh is an alumnus of St. Xavier's College,Kolkata. He has worked with several organisations in the past, including the Pratham Education Foundation, and Pedagoge (an EduTech start-up). He strives to be a change-maker and hopes to achieve his dream of realising India's sporting potential. His interests include sports, fitness, poetry and coffee!
Manoj has a Masters degree in Computer Application, and comes with over 4 years of experience in IT and backend development. He has previously worked with several companies, handling projects for their think tank and university partners. Now at CCS, Manoj will be providing us with all the nuts and bolts for all our web development projects.