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Dr. Bhamy V. Shenoy is a former executive with American oil major Conoco, later associated with the Center for Energy Economics, University of Texas. Most recently, he was an adviser to the national oil company of Georgia. You can reach him at: bhamysuman@hotmail.com. View articles 

Colin is an independent writer and former social policy researcher. He writes on food, agriculture, the environment, geopolitics and globalization. His main area of concern involves how large corporations, especially transnational agribusiness, have captured key international and national institutions to undermine indigenous models of agriculture. Originally from the UK, he has spent many years in India where he has written for various publications, most notably the Bangalore-based Deccan Herald for 10 years. More of his articles can be found on Colin’s blog. View articles

George worked as an IT consultant for 15 years, mostly spent in frustration at the lack of meaningful work, before settling down as an organic farmer in Sirsi, in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, along with his wife Susheela, an architect, and their daughters Amrita, Deepika and Mridula. He maintains a blog at www.nomanslandfarm.in. You can reach him at: grgvrghs@gmail.com. View articles

Hema is a stock analyst based in Bangalore. Her articles for Youth Ki Awaaz are available here. Write to her at: vaishnavi.hema@gmail.com. View articles 

Film director and author, Mansoor Khan is an alumnus of IIT, Mumbai, Cornell University and MIT, Boston. His book, The Third Curve, released in 2012, examines the stark and unbridgeable disparity between the compulsions of exponential, economic growth and the energy limits imposed on us by the laws of geology, thermodynamics and the finiteness of the Earth. He regularly gives presentations on this topic to audiences across India. His website is http://mansoorkhan.net. You can write to him at: acreswildfarm@gmail.com. View articles 

Manu Moudgil is a freelance journalist writing on environmental issues. His work can be found at: http://www.indiawaterportal.org/author/manu-moudgil. Find him on Twitter: @manumoudgil View articles

Manu Sharma’s work has spanned across climate change policy advocacy, renewable energy technology, investment, and business sustainability. Formerly a frequent public speaker, more recently he has devoted time to a transition back to the land. Manu blogs at OrangeHues.com and manages a community of sustainability professionals called Green-India.in. You can reach him at: manu@orangehues.com. View articles 

M.G. Jackson is a former Professor of Agriculture and sometime Director of Research at the G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India. After early retirement in 1982, he worked with the Uttarakhand Environmental Education Centre, Almora, designing and testing a pioneering, locale-specific school course on rural life and livelihoods. On the basis of his experience he has written extensively on educational theory and practice, agricultural history, natural farming, and alternative science in journal articles and books. He is the author of ‘Transformative Learning for a New Worldview: Learning to Think Differently’, ‘A Return to the Perennial Questions: Fresh Answers for Our Times’, ‘Learning the Ways of Things: A New Protocol of Science’, and ‘Tending Our Land: A New Story (co-authored with Nyla Coelho), among others. You can email him at: mgordonjackson@yahoo.co.in. View articles

Mihir Mathur is an interdisciplinary researcher working in the ‘Earth Science and Climate Change’ division as Associate Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi. Before choosing to work on climate change and sustainability issues he was working in stock markets and commodity markets as research analyst. His current work focuses on finding sustainable adaptation pathways using system dynamics modelling for policy formulation at local and global level. Mihir blogs at http://mihirsmusings.wordpress.com and can be reached at: mihir09mathur@gmail.com. View articles 

Nagraj Adve is a member of the India Climate Justice collective. He works and writes on issues related to global warming. You can reach him at: nagraj.adve@gmail.com. View articles 

Nyla Coelho trained as a post graduate teacher of biology; taught all levels from kindergarten to college and headed a school. Dejected with the mainstream education system in the country she moved into the alternative sector. She has worked in chronically drought prone areas of Mysore – Kollegal to implement water and soil conservation programmes and in her own home town, Belagavi, as a volunteer with Pariyavarani, to work on conservation issues whose efforts along with those of others have snowballed into the regional endeavour seeking to put in place protective measures to conserve the Western Ghats.  She continues to work closely with people engaged in dealing with environmental and conservation concerns, safe farming practices, rural communities and education. Although born into a family belonging to coastal Karnataka, she has spent most of her life in Belagavi. Her published books include Tending our Land, a new story co-authored with Dr. M G Jackson (2016), Tending a Schoolyard Garden (2014),  Our Land Our Life: A curriculum for children of rural communities in India (2012) and The Organic Farming Sourcebook (as assistant writer and editor with Claude Alvares, 2009 and 2010 editions). She can be reached at nylasai@gmail.com. View articles

Ratheesh Pisharody is a freelance writer based in Bangalore. You can reach him at: ratheesh.pisharody@gmail.com. View articles

Richard Eckersley is an independent researcher and writer on progress, sustainability, culture, health and wellbeing. His work focuses on: better measures of national progress and human development; health and wellbeing as a benchmark for progress and sustainable development; the importance of mainstream culture in shaping population health; and a new narrative of young people’s health and wellbeing. His articles and papers are available at: www.richardeckersley.com.au. View articles

The author belongs to the most rapacious predator species that ever stalked the earth—humans, and to a net destructive discipline—engineering, that has to take more than a fair share of the responsibility for bringing earth and human society to tipping points. His email id is sagdhara@yahoo.com. View articles 

Sajai Jose is a freelance writer and editor based in Bangalore. You can reach him at: sajaijose.poi@gmail.com.  View articles 

Saral Sarkar is based in Cologne, Germany, where he has been active in the ecology and peace movement – for a time as a member and local secretary of the Green Party. He has written an authoritative historical study of the Green-alternative Movement in West Germany, commissioned by United Nations University. Sarkar’s most important work “Eco-Socialism or Eco-Capitalism? – A Critical Analysis of Humanity’s Fundamental Choices” has appeared in English, German, Chinese, and (in internet) French. He blogs at http://www.eco-socialist.blogspot.de/. You can reach him at: saralsarkar@t-online.de. View articles 

Shankar Sharma is a Power Policy Analyst based in Mysore. He writes regularly on energy, environment and climate change. His book, ‘Integrated Power Policy’, can be accessed here: http://mitramaadhyama.co.in/archives/2791. You can reach him at: shankar.sharma2005@gmail.com. View articles 

Swati Agarwal is a Climate Policy Researcher with The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), New Delhi. She primarily works in the area of International and Domestic Climate Change Policy, Climate Finance, Industry, and SDGs. Her interest lies in finding innovative solutions to the issues that lie at the intersection of climate and economy. She practices Systems Approach to understand the structure and behavior of such policy discourses. She can be reached at: swatiag.89@gmail.com , Twitter: Swatiag89. View articles

Marxist-Anarchist activist and educator in the field of building fossil fuel free communities in India. His articles are available at http://t-vijayendra.blogspot.in. You can write to him at t.vijayendra@gmail.com. View articles 

Venetia is a British Sanskrit enthusiast who has been living in India, on and off, since 2003. She now lives with her family on a farm bordering the forest in Sakleshpur, Karnataka. View articles



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