Let's create a better tomorrow

WHAT WE DO

Jhatkaa.org is a digital campaigning organization that empowers citizens to take action on issues that matter to them. Our aim is to make democracy more accessible and participatory for all citizens.
Our approach is focused on building movements through digital tools that enable citizens to voice their concerns, opinions, and ideas. We believe that citizen engagement is key to creating positive change in society.
Our platform provides citizens with the necessary resources and tools to make a difference. We work towards educating citizens about issues that affect their communities, and encourage them to take part in decision-making at all levels.
We employ a range of strategies to achieve our goals, including petitions, public engagement, building volunteer movements, media engagement, and member-generated research.
Our long-term objective is to create a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable society. We want to empower citizens to take an active role in shaping their communities and the nation. By working towards this goal, we believe that we can create a better future for all, across the country.

OUR VISION

We aim to create a progressive India – one that’s equitable, inclusive, and sustainable – built and maintained through the democratic power of an engaged citizenry.

OUR MISSION

To use innovative technology and public mobilisation to build an active movement of progressive Indians who take action to affect change that would not be possible if they acted alone – holding government, corporate, and cultural leaders accountable to our vision.

HOW WE WORK

Identify demand and decision maker

What is the specific change and who has the power to make it

Mobilize citizens to take actions

From signing petitions, to calling decision-makers, joining events etc

Engage with decision-makers

Get them to understand the benefits of implementing the change

OUR TEAM

Divya Narayanan (Executive Director)

Divya Narayanan (Executive Director)

Divya has a background in public health and human rights and spent 10 years working on grassroots environmental and health issues. In her role at Jhatkaa.org, she leads the organization’s efforts to advocate for social justice through digital campaigns. Her areas of focus include critical issues such as air pollution, climate change, gender, and sexuality. She continues to be a passionate advocate for a more just and equitable world.

Eisha Hussain (Campaigns Director)

Eisha Hussain (Campaigns Director)

Eisha is a media practitioner with over four years of experience in reporting on issues at the intersection of gender, law, policy and social justice. Having worked across the fields of integrated communications, public relations and journalism, she uses storytelling to design innovative advocacy efforts to mobilize people.

Roshan Kedar (Campaigns Director)

Roshan Kedar (Campaigns Director)

Roshan is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to mobilizing the Maharashtra movement around air pollution and climate change. He is driven by his passion for making a positive impact on the environment and is committed to using his expertise in digital campaigning to achieve this goal. With a master’s degree in Computer Science, he brings a unique perspective to the team and is always exploring innovative ways to reach and engage with the public.

Nooruddin Patloor (Associate Director, Finance & Ops)

Nooruddin Patloor (Associate Director, Finance & Ops)

Nooruddin has more than 17 years of experience in accounting and finance in the non-profit sector. Armed with a Masters in Commerce, Noor has worked with several renowned NGOs in South India, including R.D.T-Andhra Pradesh, Sangath-Goa, CHF International, and St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore. Noor’s expertise lies in ensuring that organizations run smoothly and achieve their goals efficiently.

Aparna Ashokan (Operations & Finance Director)

Aparna Ashokan (Operations & Finance Director)

Aparna brings over a decade of cross-sector experience in banking and credit rating to her current role at Jhatkaa.org. Her expertise in finance and management is derived from her work with reputable organizations like ICICI Bank and Crisil Ratings in corporate credit risk, operations risk and business development. Her expertise extends beyond the finance sector and uses her experience to optimize Jhatkaa.org’s operations.

Nisha Mathew (Executive Assistant to ED)

Nisha Mathew (Executive Assistant to ED)

Nisha is a seasoned professional in the areas of operations, procurement, and human resources, honed through more than ten years of experience in the corporate sector outside India. With her MBA from S.P. Jain School of Global Management, she now channels her expertise to help drive Jhatkaa.org towards achieving its mission.

Mayuri D. (Senior Project Associate)

Mayuri D. (Senior Project Associate)

Mayuri D. is a writer, researcher and a women's rights activist. She is keen to bring gendered perspectives in sustainable development efforts. She is working in the intersections of climate, gender and equality to ensure just and fairer society. With the masters degree in Marathi literature she understands the importance of localisation of knowledge and facilitates translations to regional languages to make the processes inclusive.

Chiku Agarwal (Senior Engagement Associate)

Chiku Agarwal (Senior Engagement Associate)

Chiku is passionate about event curation and management which has taken him on a journey of connecting with people and driving change. His drive to make a positive impact motivates him to leverage on-ground and online activities to bring people together for a greater cause. With a degree in Hotel and Tourism Management, he has been crafting and running events since his college days.

Mayukha Indavara (Technology Director)

Mayukha Indavara (Technology Director)

Mayukha understands the effective use of technology and its importance when it comes to innovation and delivery on a mission. Having worked with organisations such as Yahoo and AlienTT, she brings her experience in data science and architecture to her current role as Technical Director of Jhatkaa.org.

 Farkhanda Zahoor (Fundraising Director)

Farkhanda Zahoor (Fundraising Director)

Farkhanda is a fundraising and communications professional with experience in identifying and cultivating strategic partnerships that drive sustainable growth in the non-profit sector. In her current role she leverages her expertise in fundraising, creative communications and strategy-building to drive growth and maximize impact. She has worked across nonprofits in India helping them build sustainable models that drive long-term growth.

Shubhangi Bagul (Project Associate)

Shubhangi Bagul (Project Associate)

With five years of experience in the social sector, Shubhangi works as a Project Associate for Project Vaata at Jhatkaa.org. Shubhangi is an expert in community research and facilitation and is committed to bringing grassroots narratives to the forefront of mainstream discourse. At Jhatkaa.org, she studies how communities tackle climate change. She is eager to collaborate with like-minded individuals and organizations to create a more sustainable and inclusive future.

 Shital Sangewar (Project Associate)

Shital Sangewar (Project Associate)

As a Project Associate in the Shared Prosperity team, she led efforts to gather climate data across different regionas of Maharashtra. She made sure everyone, whether from rural or urban areas, felt welcome to share their thoughts in focus group discussions. Her passion for making a positive impact drives her commitment to addressing the effects of climate change.

Kartik (Campaigner)

Kartik (Campaigner)

Kartik is a policy enthusiast with a passion for climate justice. He worked in regulatory affairs at an investment bank for four years before transitioning to advocacy. His knowledge and expertise includes environmental policy, technology policy, and financial regulations. In his free time, he enjoys playing several sports, collecting vinyl records and hosting quizzes.

Marishia (Senior Campaigner)

Marishia (Senior Campaigner)

Marishia is a biologist by education but has worked in various roles during her time in the conservation space. She has always been interested in social justice and the intersectionality of the many crises we face during this time.
She was introduced to the space of advocacy and active citizenship through the Amche Mollem campaign and the incredible community of citizen activists and mobilisers in Goa. This led her to Jhatkaa.

Praneetha (Tech Developer)

Praneetha (Tech Developer)

As a passionate software developer, Praneetha thrives on building innovative solutions using cutting-edge technologies. With a keen eye for detail and a creative approach to problem-solving, she enjoys bringing ideas to life through code. Outside of work, she finds solace in painting, expressing her artistic side. As a new mommy, Praneetha faces the challenge of balancing the demands of work and motherhood, but embraces the journey with determination and resilience.

Zephyra (Senior Tech Developer)

Zephyra (Senior Tech Developer)

Zephyra (she/they) is a tech industry veteran with over 7 years of experience working on a wide variety of tech stacks, designing backend and UI architectures, driving improvements in dev-ops, and gaining domain expertise. She believes in radical action through intersectional approaches to address social and environmental causes. After work she spends her time designing board games and raising her voice online for a free Palestine.

Adharika Kapoor (Campaigner)

Adharika Kapoor (Campaigner)

Adharika is driven by a passion for addressing air pollution and climate change. With a Master's in Sociology, she delves into understanding the societal impact of our collective efforts. Previously a content creator, she has delved into subjects like health, food, environmental and social issues. Offline, you'll find her immersed in outdoor sports, drawing inspiration from nature's wonders. As an animal rescuer and adoption coordinator, her commitment extends to the well-being of all creatures.

Madhuri Isaacs (Learning Manager)

Madhuri Isaacs (Learning Manager)

Madhuri is a learning consultant who approaches her work with a holistic perspective. Over the course of more than a decade, she has conducted extensive research, designed innovative training programs, and facilitated workshops for various organizations. Certified in Therapy and Counseling, Madhuri leverages her expertise to help individuals unlock their full potential. At Jhatkaa.org, she collaborates with the team to develop systems and compile knowledge that support their work.

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