Core Council

Manju Seth

Manju Seth (IFS)

Manju Seth (IFS), a career diplomat, retired as an Ambassador and Consul General of India to Madagascar and Comoros. She has extensive experience in India and abroad in dealing with diverse issues relating to international relations, governance , policy matters, administration, publicity, media, protocol, culture, International affairs and economic & commercial matters.







Sameera Moledina

Sameera Moledina

Sameera Moledina is a London-based journalist and international campaigner striving for rights of women and children affected by domestic violence occurring beyond borders. Her research focuses on cases where the perpetrator crosses the border after committing a crime. Sameera has worked as Editor for reputed newspapers and magazines in India and abroad. Her dream is of a safe world sans violence of any kind for every child.






Ira Singhal

Ira Singhal (IAS), Ira Singhal is a 2015 IAS batch topper and in doing so become the first physically challenged woman to top the civil services exam. She did her dual MBA from FMS, New Delhi. Before sitting for Civil Services Examination in 2010, she worked as a Strategy Manager in Cadbury India and as marketing intern at the Coca Cola Company. She has also taught Spanish for a year.






Ashok Sajjanhar

Ambassador Ashok Sajjanhar, IFS was Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan, Sweden and Latvia and has worked in senior diplomatic positions in Indian Embassies/Missions in Washington DC, Brussels,Moscow, Geneva, Tehran, Dhaka and Bangkok and also at Headquarters in India. He contributed significantly to strengthening strategic ties and promoting cultural cooperation between India and USA, EU, Russia and other countries. Ambassador Sajjanhar has worked as head of National Foundation for Communal Harmony to promote amity and understanding between different religions, faiths and beliefs. Currently he is President of Institute of Global Studies, writes, travels and speaks on issues relating to international relations, foreign policy and themes of contemporary relevance and significance widely on TV panel discussions.



Deepshikha Sharma

Deepshikha is a 2000 Batch IRS officer with a mission to give all of myself to what I do. And over the years, from when I was a child to now, I have realised one thing, there is so much that holds us back. I have come a long way from the times I wrote my first paper on Feminism or tried to grapple with the Women's question during the course of M.Phil. And yet while in my mind space I have tried to fly past the hegemony of patriarchy, it's a difficult terrain to navigate in terms of the physical space we occupy. But all that changes when we tell and share our stories. That's the game changer- moving from Paradise Lost to paradise regained.