Anindita is a poet, journalist and freelance writer in Bangalore. Her poetry has appeared in several journals and anthologies including Pratilipi, Asian Cha, Quay, Kritya, and Mosaic (Unisun). In 2008, she won the Toto Award for Creative Writing. As a journalist, she writes about books, gender and travel. Her articles have been published in The Guardian Cif (UK), Tehelka, The Hindu, Deccan Herald and Mid-Day. More at her website.
Indhu is Director of Hengasara Hakkina Sangha. She has been engaged with women’s rights advocacy, research and activism for ten years. She is also part of an international network of young feminist activists and researchers brought together by DAWN (Development Alternatives for Women in a New era).
Usha is a women’s rights activist and translator in Bangalore and Programme Coordinator at Hengasara Hakkina Sangha. She is also in charge of recruiting new members at UV, a task which causes many sleepless nights. She travels frequently and is interested in history, religion and spirituality.
Dilnavaz is a preschool owner, educator, freelance writer and blogger in Mumbai. A mental health therapist by training, she worked on the Beverly Hills PR scene before returning to psychology, her first and true love. She is deeply committed to women’s empowerment, both for its own sake and for its ability to impact children’s lives.
Meena is a Chennai-based feminist writer who is obsessed with the Ambedkarite dream of caste-annihilation. She has translated half a dozen books related to the Dalit movement and/or Tamil nationalism. Her first collection of poems, Touch, was published in 2006. She is currently writing a novel. She blogs at Green Chilly.
Sharanya currently lives in Chennai and is a writer and journalist. She is particularly interested in feminist perspectives of pop culture, women in the arts and the creation of a feminism that is relevant to India today. Her book of poems Witchcraft will be published later this year and she blogs here.
Aparna worked in the corporate sector for over seven years in Market Research & B2B Marketing. Currently she is experimenting with a more independent existence as a consultant with a start-up firm besides trying to channel the muse of writing. She has been interested in feminist issues for as long as she can remember even when she didn’t know there was a name for them. She is also a keen traveller, listener-of-music, reader and in general, a juggler of multiple things. She blogs at Apu’s World.