Akanksha Ahluwalia

Akanksha Ahluwalia, Deputy Manager in the Comms and Media Department at Digital Empowerment Foundation, holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in English Literature from Delhi University. Her expertise spans gender studies, analysing misinformation and hate speech online, and understanding new media platforms through an intersectional lens. Akanksha conducts training sessions and reflection workshops for organisations, focusing on digital ingenuities, paradoxes, and the nuances of new media platforms.

Bhakti Tirthani

Bhakti Tirthani is a Communication Designer from ISDI, Mumbai. She believes in using design and a systemic approach to socio-cultural challenges. She has collaborated with brands like Ruas, sharing artisans’ stories, and partnered with organisations like Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan for gender sensitization projects. As a member of the Creative Dignity movement, Bhakti has managed communications, designed campaigns, helped organise craft events, and created modules for digital skill-building among artisans. Her goal is to apply her skills to various creative ecosystems, bridging local solutions with global perspectives.

Aastha Jha

Aastha Jha is a dedicated individual with a passion for digital empowerment and tourism management. Currently pursuing a B.A. (VOC) in Tourism Management at the College of Vocational Studies, Aastha has spent the past year interning at the Digital Empowerment Foundation, where she gained valuable experience in leveraging digital tools for social impact. Outside of academics and work, Aastha enjoys listening to music, interacting with people, and is proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite. With a blend of practical experience and academic knowledge, Aastha is poised to make significant contributions in both the digital and tourism sectors.