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Bhavani Prakash is an environmental activist based in Singapore.  She has a Masters in Financial Economics from University of London and a Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, India. She founded Eco WALK the Talk in 2008.

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Mike Petraglia is a Senior Research Fellow and the Co-Director of Centre for Asian Archaeology, Art & Culture, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. He is also  a Senior Research Fellow, Linacre College (Oxford) and a member of the Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Institution.

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Radhika Menon is the Managing Editor of Tulika Publishers, an independent publishing house based in Chennai. Tulika has published over 2,000 titles for the age group 0-16. They include picture books, bilingual books and folk tales, contemporary fiction and non-fiction, and much more. In this issue, Radhika tells us in an interview about the publishing industry for the young reader and her experience working in it.

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Raksha Bharadia is the co-author of many titles in the Indian Chicken Soup series, including Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul, Teenage Soul and Romantic Soul. She has also authored ‘Me: A Handbook for Life’ and ‘Roots and Wings: A Handbook for Parents’ both published by Rupa. Raksha has also contributed many articles for Times of India, Femina and Gurlz.

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Kalpana Sharma is an independent journalist and columnist whose columns appear regularly in The Hindu’s Sunday Magazine, on The Hoot and Infochange India. Her columns are about developmental issues, women, the media, the environment, among others. Kalpana Sharma is also the author of  ‘Rediscovering Dharavi: Stories from Asia’s largest slum’ published by Penguin in 2000.

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Sidin Vadukut is the author of ‘Dork : The Incredible Adventures of
Robert Einstein Verghese’ published by Penguin in 2010. ‘Dork’ is
Sidin’s debut novel and presents a humourous account of life in the
management consulting industry. Sidin did his engineering from NIT,
Trichy and MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad. He is now managing editor with
Livemint and writes the weekly column Cubiclenama.

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Suchitra Karthik Kumar is a playback singer who has some of the best foot-tapping Tamil numbers of recent years to her credit. Suchitra is also a popular Radio Jockey and anchors a three-hour morning show on Hello FM 106.4 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Apart from singing and RJ-ing, she does dubbing as well. Suchitra is married to noted theatre and film actor, Karthik Kumar.

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Dr. Anita Ratnam is a classical and contemporary dancer and choreographer. She is also the founder director of Arangham Trust, a cultural foundation that seeks to explore, enrich and promote the performing and visual and arts of India and to contemporize the rich tapestry of Indian creativity for modern audiences.

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Geeta Ramanujam, a recipient of the Ashoka Fellowship, Washington, USA, is the Founder Trustee and Executive Director of Kathalaya Trust, a center established with the intention of reviving the ancient art of storytelling and using it in schools as a cultural tool in education. Kathalaya does storytelling sessions and workshops for schools as well as empowerment programmes for teachers.

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Meera Sivakumar is a Teach For India Fellow. Teach For India (TFI) is a movement that aims to end education inequity in India provide excellent education to all children. Every year, TFI places outstanding youngsters who are college graduates and professionals into low income municipal and private schools as teachers.

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