Editors

Batch of 2019 – 2021

The current editorial team of Lokniti consists of an eclectic mix of students coming from backgrounds as diverse as journalism, psychology, law, and engineering. It is this diversity of opinions that make the editors of 2019-2020 not just pursue different themes and types of articles but also create a blog that is vibrant and yet rooted in the contemporary policy discourse.

First Row: From L to R – Abishek, Anirban, Anubhuti

Second Row: From L to R – Harish, Prince, Rohit

Abishek is a lawyer currently enrolled as a candidate in Master’s Programme in Public Policy course at the Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. After having had a crack at avenues of pure law through internships at various law firms and with litigants, he realized the gulf of disconnect that existed between his motivation to pursue law and the practice of it in real life. Thereafter, he utilized his remaining internship space working at Human Rights Commissions, the Reserve Bank of India, and Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. Abishek has now developed a nascent yet keen interest in the area of public policy, with a focus on primary education. Abhishek can be reached at abisheknippani@nls.ac.in

Anirban is currently a candidate for the Master’s Programme in Public Policy at the Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. He is a former correspondent of Reuters News and has an undergraduate degree of Journalism and Communication from the School of Communication, Manipal University. He has been involved with grass-root journalism right from the time when he was in college. Throughout his journalistic career, he developed a need for understanding policy frameworks in India to gain deeper insights into the functioning of the country and the likewise events that arise from it.

His areas of interest are towards energy, international relations, and urban planning. You can reach out to him on anirbanpaul@nls.ac.in

Currently studying public policy at the Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Anubhuti calls herself a reluctant generalist, with a bias for Development Economics and Sustainability. Having worked in both the public and private sectors before, she is now dipping her feet in academia. A passionate singer trained in Hindustani classical music for over 10 years Anubhuti likes to read, write, and volunteer in her free time.
Check out some of it here: https://www.quora.com/profile/Anubhuti-22. Shoot a mail at anubhutihiwase@nls.ac.in to discuss any of those and more!

Harish is an Electronics and Communication Engineer from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU). He is currently pursuing his Master’s Programme in Public Policy (MPP) from the Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. He has previously been associated with The/Nudge Foundation. He has also been Policy in Action Fellow from the Young Leaders for Active Citizenship. He enjoys reading and is an enthusiast of diverse disciplines. He holds a firm belief in research-driven and outcome-oriented approaches for solving the problems in our society. Harish can be reached at harishsn@nls.ac.in

Prince is currently pursuing the Master’s Programme in Public Policy at the Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. He holds a degree in Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication. He was extensively involved with several entrepreneurial projects during his undergraduate studies before he decided to switch his path to pursue his passion for working in the public policy sector.

He is passionate about Economic Policy, Deveopment Policy, Politics, and International Relations. He loves discussing almost everything. You can reach out to him at princegupta@nls.ac.in. Alternatively, you can visit his website at www.princegupta.xyz

Rohit is a candidate for the Master’s Programme in Public Policy at the Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. He has done his Bachelor of Engineering in Information Science & Engineering and before joining the policy school was working in the corporate sector for more than six years. Rohit has also been associated with grassroot level advocacy and communication of government schemes in rural areas of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

He has a keen interest in understanding the theory of policymaking, especially with regard to the various systems, sub-systems, and their interaction with each other in the policy environment. He is particularly passionate about the participative approach to policymaking and its effects on building strong and vibrant communities. Rohit can be reached at rohitranjanrai@nls.ac.in

Past Editors

Batch of 2018-20

  • Harikrishnan R Varma
  • Lakshay Narang
  • Mugdha Kinjawadekar
  • Sandip Sahoo

Batch of 2017-19

  • Sowmini G Prasad
  • Shreeja Sen
  • Srilakshmi Nambiar
  • Sanjana Patro