About us
about us

The ISPP Policy Review (IPR) is a scholar run policy journal affiliated to the Indian School of Public Policy.

The discourse around public policy issues has for long been the prerogative of the elite. IPR aims to tackle this bias by enhancing access to these conversations through an approach of rigorous analysis and research.

The Mission of IPR is to serve as a bridge between academia and praxis and establish its platform as a valuable resource for policy and development practitioners, academics, industry leaders as well as students and other members of civil society.

meet the team
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Shreeradha Mishra

Editor-in-Chief

Shreeradha holds a Masters degree in Development from Azim Premji University. In her career as a development professional, she has focused on working in the area of child rights – research, capacity building and advocacy in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra and Delhi. She has also worked on issues of tribal local self-governance in Orissa. While at University, Shreeradha worked with the Outlook news magazine and the New Indian Express, which piqued her interest in the power of the written word. This was further nurtured through her experiences in the development sector.

Sukanya Janardhanan, writer, ISPP Policy Review

Sukanya Janardhanan

Content Editor

Sukanya Janardhanan studied Political Science at Ashoka University and her research interests are education, electoral politics, health, environment and gender. Beyond the review, Sukanya is a trained classical dancer and a published author.

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Saru Gupta

Public Relations Editor

Saru Gupta graduated from St. Thomas University with a BA in Political Science and Business. She leads the public relations team and is responsible for social media management, external engagements, and communications. Saru has previously worked in the government and academic research. She is interested in understating the relationship between theory and praxis, especially in the domain of governance and policy making.

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Taarush Kishore Jain

Editor and Strategic Consultant

Taarush is a Chartered Certified Accountant from ACCA, United Kingdom with two years of experience as an Associate with the Transfer Pricing department at Ernst and Young (EY). Post his stint at EY, he completed the Policy in Action Fellowship from Young Leaders for Active Citizenship. At IPR, he aims to bring out quality content for the website across topic areas. 

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Arindam Upmanyu

Associate Editor

Arindam completed his graduation from the School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar in May 2019. While Public Administration was his major subject, Economics was his minor. Having been exposed to the combination of these subjects peaked his interest in a range of issues, out of which the state of manual scavengers in India and the issue of air pollution have been particularly close to him so far. 

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Yash Budhwar

Associate Editor and Consultant

Yash is an Economics graduate from Ashoka University. He worked at Citibank in their corporate banking team after which he was with The Indian Express in their editorial team. Through the writing, research, and editorial skills inculcated through these experiences, and his involvement in the setting up of Ashoka’s newspaper, he aims to effectively contribute to and strategise over the growth of the ISPP Policy Review and the public policy context in India.

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Nivruti Tagotra

Staff Writer

Nivruti Tagotra holds a master’s degree in History from Hansraj College, University of Delhi. She was a Teach for India fellow, where she mentored 40 children in an under resourced classroom and was responsible for their academic and extra-curricular development.Her interest in the field of governance and policy making is also shaped by her experience as a policy researcher at the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, where she worked extensively on the implementation and reforms in the National Early Child Care and Education Policy (ECCE). 

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Shreedutt Patnam

Associate Editor

Shreedutt Patnam is a recent graduate from Ashoka University. As a student of Political Science, Sociology and International Relations, Shreedutt takes a keen interest in understanding power and the institutions of politics in India, as well as the world. As part of the Policy Review, he would like to highlight how the worlds of Politics and Policy are intertwined with a specific focus on India’s Foreign, Education and Legal Policy. Shreedutt is also a sports enthusiast and has played Basketball at a competitive level from Districts, State to Inter-University level.

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Ishan Gupta

Associate Editor

Ishan’s interests in policy revolve around transformation of the K-12 education system, especially with respect to assessment and learning pedagogy. He is also interested in climate change and development of sustainable products.

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Priyanka Mehta

Associate Editor

Priyanka Mehta is a graduate from Ashoka University, where she secured a BA (Hons.) in English. She has integrated this degree with courses at Sciences Po., UCL and Columbia University. She works actively with the Lions International Organisation on projects involving Blood Donation and Thalassemia awareness. Priyanka locates her interests in policy critiquing and creation, focused towards Education and Health.

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Vagisha Srivastava

Managing Associate (Operations)

Vagisha is a graduate from VIT, with a degree in Computer Science(H). She has worked extensively on User Data Privacy and Security during her undergraduate. While at ISPP, she aims to understand and research on the issues of Technology Policy and Cybersecurity strategies. 

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Ashima Mahajan

Managing Associate

Ashima is an Information Technology engineer from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), Delhi. She has experience in the field of analytics with a demonstrated history of working in the consulting industry. She has a strong interest in the corporate affairs, and wants to focus on international relations and technology in the field of public policy.

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Priya Pandey

Staff Writer

Belonging to a defense background, Priya has lived in many cities experienced different cultures since childhood. She holds a Bachelors degree in Public Health and Nutrition and a Masters degree in Social Work, both from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, Gujarat. Priya has six years of work experience  spanning maternal health, basic foundational and literacy skills in government schools and sustainable livelihood development in rural areas. She is interested in exploring public policy issues in the domains of urbanization, national security and trade policies.

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Vedika Berry

Associate Editor

Vedika Berry appreciates the power of words. With over 4 years of experience in helping brands build awareness and increase sales through social media & content marketing, she wants to pour that energy into the ISPP Policy Review. Vedika holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi.

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Lakshmi Ravi

Assistant PR Manager

Lakshmi Ravi comes from a multimedia and design background. Lakshmi is a part time filmmaker, designer, and a fulltime history buff. Her role includes creating graphics for marketing and social media as well as creating fun and informative videos on policy.  

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Aarushi Jindal

Managing Associate

Aarushi Jindal is a Business Economics graduate from University of Delhi. Along with Digital Content and Monitoring, she handles external engagements and partnerships for the Review. She holds experience in research and finance but her heart lies in delivering policy outcomes through effective communication and implementation in the field of education and healthcare.