Meet the Swarajis!

We are a group of professionals from backgrounds as diverse as architecture, law, engineering, arts & craft, and social work, and over several years we have set out to find the answers to some key questions:

How can we turn people around to revive faith in themselves and their local culture?
How can we alter the context of ‘development’ as we know it today?
How can we include ‘local’ in the education system in an experiential rather than epistemological manner ?
How can we revive faith in ‘traditional wisdom’ and the role of parents and grand-parents in formal education?
Most of all, how can we break-free from the hegemony of the English Language in the process of empowering ‘local’ in the course of our future?

Our Founders

Board Members

Education, Research

Neera Punj

Social Reformer

Neha Sharma

Social Worker

Education, Research

Siva Kishan

Environmental Engineer

Architect

Education, Research

Neera Punj

Social Reformer

Neha Sharma

Social Worker

Education, Research

Siva Kishan

Environmental Engineer

Architect

Core Team

Communications

Operations

Operations

Rural Youth Empowerment

Mentors, Advisors, and people who have inspired us…

  1. Archna Menon, Communications Strategy
  2. Anuradha Joshi, Principal SPV, New Delhi
  3. Ambrish Arora, Designer
  4. Amjad Ali Khan, International Summer School, New delhi
  5. Arun Kumar, Benares Hindu University – Linguist
  6. Ashok B. Lal, Architect
  7. Ashutosh Chandola, Lawyer
  8. Gaurang Das Prabhu
  9. Gaurav Srivastava, Textile Designer
  10. Gayatri Verma, Lawyer
  11. Karishma Handa, Environmental Education Consultant
  12. Mita Nangia, Environmental Educationist
  13. Preeti Puri, Senior Counselor, Bluebells School Int,
  14. Raja Singh, Programs and Research
  15. Ranjana Mittal, Architect
  16. Sanjay Prakash, Architect
  17. Saurabh Phadke, Alternative Construction Expert
  18. Snehanshu Mukherjee, Architect
  19. Sharmila Sinha, Environmental Educationist, Writer
  1. Archna Menon
    Communications Strategy
  2. Anuradha Joshi
    Principal SPV, New Delhi
  3. Ambrish Arora
    Designer
  4. Amjad Ali Khan
    International Summer School, New Delhi
  5. Arun Kumar
    Benares Hindu University – Linguist
  6. Ashok B. Lal
    Architect
  7. Ashutosh Chandola
    Lawyer
  8. Gaurang Das Prabhu
  9. Gaurav Srivastava
    Textile Designer
  10. Gayatri Verma
    Lawyer
  11. Karishma Handa
    Environmental Education Consultant
  12. Mita Nangia
    Environmental Educationist
  13. Preeti Puri
    Senior Counselor, Bluebells School Int,
  14. Raja Singh
    Programs and Research
  15. Ranjana Mittal
    Architect
  16. Sanjay Prakash
    Architect
  17. Saurabh Phadke
    Alternative Construction Expert
  18. Snehanshu Mukherjee
    Architect
  19. Sharmila Sinha
    Environmental Educationist, Writer
 
 

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