ANVAR ALIKHAN works in advertising and writes occasionally, about business, travel and history.
AMITA BAVISKAR is a sociologist at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. Her most recent book, co-edited with Raka Ray, is Elite and Everyman:The Cultural Politics of the Indian Middle Classes (Routledge India, 2011).
ABIR BAZAZ is a writer and filmmaker from Srinagar. He is currently working on his PhD on negative theology in Nund Rishi (the founder of the Rishi Order of Kashmiri Sufism) and Kashmiri poetry.
GAUTAM BHAN is a Delhi-based writer and researcher on urban poverty and politics. Co-author of Swept off the Map: Surviving Eviction and Resettlement in Delhi (Yoda Press, 2006), he is with the Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
ROMESH BHATTACHARJI is a retired bureaucrat and author of two books: Lands of Early Dawn – North East of India (Rupa, 2002) and Ladakh –Changing,Yet Unchanged (Rupa, August 2011).
SABYASACHI BHATTACHARYA was formerly Professor of History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Vice-Chancellor, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, and Chairman, Indian Council for Historical Research, New Delhi. His recent publications include Talking Back: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse (Oxford University Press, 2011) and Vande Mataram: The Biography of a Song (Penguin India, 2005).
BRINDA BOSE teaches in the Department of English at the University of Delhi.
UMA CHAKRAVARTI is a feminist historian who taught at Miranda House, Delhi for four decades. She has just made her first film on an unknown woman on the margins of history and the archive of paper she left behind, carefully preserved in a tin trunk.
SAMPURNA CHATTARJI is a poet, novelist and translator with eight books to her credit, the most recent being her novel Rupture (HarperCollins, 2009) and her second poetry collection Absent Muses (Poetrywala, 2010). Her second novel The Land of the Well is due from HarperCollins in October 2011.
ASHOKE CHATTERJEE was with the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad for 25 years and has remained associated with Ravi Matthai's management experiment in Jawaja, Rajasthan. He volunteers with a range of development efforts. He is the author of Dances of the Golden Hall (ICCR) on the art of Shanta Rao and Rising on a 30-year development experience in Gujarat, just published by Business Standard books. His career spans the engineering industry, the IMF (Washington DC), the public sector, crafts and education.
DEVANGSHU DATTA is Consulting Editor, Business Standard.
NEETA DESHPANDE is a freelance writer based in Bangalore.
BIBEK DEBROY is Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi.
PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA is an educator and an independent journalist whose works cuts across different media—print, radio, television and documentary cinema.
STUTI KHANA is an Assistant Professor in Literature in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
AMITAVA KUMAR is the author, most recently, of Evidence of Suspicion (Picador India). He is Professor of English at Vassar College.
ANUSUA MUKHERJEE studied English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and currently works in the editorial department of The Telegraph, Kolkata.
SUDHA NARAYANAN is an economist at the Cornell International Institute for Food and Agricultural Development (CIIFAD), Cornell University, USA. Her research interests straddle agriculture, food and nutrition policy in developing countries.
JYOTI PUNWANI is a freelance journalist based in Mumbai, who has been covering communalism-related issues.
SUMANA ROY teaches at the Department of Humanities, Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, West Bengal.
MANISHA SETHI teaches at the Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilisations, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
DILIP SIMEON is a Delhi-based historian and writer. His publications include an academic monograph on the labour movement in Jharkhand and the novel Revolution Highway (Penguin India, 2010).
HARLEEN SINGH teaches South Asian Literature and Women and Gender Studies at Brandeis University.
REBA SOM is an author and singer of Tagore's songs. Currently she is Regional Director of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations' Rabindranath Tagore Centre in Kolkata.
C P SURENDRAN is the author four volumes of poetry including his Selected and New Poems: Portraits of the Space We Occupy. His latest novel Lost and
Found (Harper Collins) was released early this year. He is currently working on a new novel, The Life and Times of Absolute Aaanandam.