Team

POLICY PROFESSIONALS

The Dialogue’s Team


Kazim Rizvi


FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Kazim Rizvi

Kazim is a public policy professional based out of New Delhi. He is passionate about bringing a positive discourse in India’s political and policy space, and envisages to make a lasting impact. The Dialogue was founded with this idea in mind. Kazim is also the Co-Chair, Public Policy at the Indian National Bar Association. He is a distinguished voice on important issues in the policy sphere. He is also a keynote speaker and believes in discussions that can take India forward.

Meenu Chandra


Lead Consultant, Technology and Data Policy

Meenu Chandra

Meenu Chandra is a versatile legal professional with 21 years of experience of General Commercial, litigation, compliance, policy advocacy in IP, Privacy, Cyber security with research & training experience across USA, UK and India in Hi-tech & ITES companies like Microsoft and UnitedLex. She is actively engaged in policy debates and has various publications on Data Privacy, Cybersecurity, IP and Innovation, Trade secrets, Anti-Counterfeiting, IP and Competition law. An expert in managing project and spearheading Public policy campaigns such as FICCI CASCADE. An avid speaker at national and international forums on policy & legal issues A passionate researcher with deep expertise in and acumen for continuing legal education, training and academia.

Rohan Seth


Programme Manager, Strategy

Rohan Seth

Rohan is a former scholar from the University of Westminster and holds an MSc in Public Policy from University College London. Before joining The Dialogue, he led a project to expand the Rwandan energy grid and worked in the Health and Family Welfare vertical at NITI Aayog.

Madhav Sharma


Research and Data Manager

Madhav Sharma

Madhav works at the intersection of data science and public policy. He is passionate about driving policy decisions through technology and data-driven mechanisms. Madhav designs solutions by generating data analytics and advocating for a data-driven approach to study challenges faced across the development sector. He regularly engages in social work and believes that data and technology can bridge the social inequality gap

Tripti Poddar


Consultant, Research and Outreach

Tripti Poddar

Tripti graduated from the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program at Cornell University in May 2017, prior to which she practised as a litigating attorney in various lower courts and State High Courts in India. She has a vast experience in doing field research in rural India, and in scientifically designing their research methodologies. Tripti has conducted field studies in Jharkhand in areas including MGNREGA and RTE and has worked in rural Nepal. As part of her Capstone Project, she recently concluded a project with the US Government Accountability Office examining trends of immigrant participation in the workforce in the US. Her research interest lies in social security administration, labour & migration economics, and in the interaction of human rights and information and communication technology (ICT) capabilities. At The Dialogue, Tripti is primarily responsible for developing and delivering on research strategies.

Tridivesh Singh Maini


SENIOR CONSULTANT

Tridivesh Singh Maini

Tridivesh Singh Maini is a New Delhi based Policy Analyst. He is an Assistant Professor with The Jindal School of International Affairs, OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat, Haryana. He is a former SAV Visiting Fellow (Winter 2016) with the Stimson Center, Washington DC. Maini was also an Asia Society India-Pakistan Regional Young Leaders Initiative (IPRYLI) Fellow (2013-2014), and a Public Policy Scholar with The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, Chennai (November 2013-March 2014).

His research interests include; The role of state governments in Indian Foreign Policy, Cooperative Federalism, The India-Pakistan-China triangle, India’s Act East Policy . Maini is a regular contributor for a number of publications including The Diplomat and The Quint.

Harsh Bajpai


Research Associate, Technology Policy

Harsh Bajpai

Harsh works with The Dialogue on project around tech policy. His other areas of interests include National Security, Traditional Knowledge (within Intellectual Property Law) and Intersection of Terrorism and Technology. He has done his bachelors in Business Administration and Law from Symbiosis International University and a Masters in International and Comparative Law from George Washington University. He was also one of the LAMP fellows in the batch of 2017-18.

Siddharth Balyan


Program Analyst

Siddharth Balyan

Siddharth has done his bachelor’s from IP University. He handles NFSA 2013 evaluation study with IIT Delhi and provides backend support to various other technology side projects.

Utsav Mulay


Senior Fellow, Energy Policy

Utsav Mulay

Utsav is a renewable energy and climate change expert with experience in emerging economies, especially India and East Africa. His work focuses on business strategy and policy for distributed energy technologies like solar and storage. Utsav has more than 6 years experience in management consulting, finance and co-founding his own startups in India, Tanzania and Rwanda. He is one of the founding members of the India Africa Youth Energy forum which provides awareness, training and advocacy for green skills in emerging economies especially vulnerable to climate change.

Utsav enjoys voraciously consuming news on energy policy, business, cooking and travelling.

Utsav has completed his B.Tech in Computer Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (NITK) in 2010. He also holds a Master in International Business from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, awarded in 2018

Deepanwita De






About us

India is marred with a complex social, economic and political structure, which requires innovative solutions to solve the most difficult problems of today. India is also a land of opportunities despite its challenges, mainly due to its demographic dividend and cultural diversity. The Dialogue is founded with the vision of harnessing the opportunities present in India today by reinventing the policy and political discourse in order to drive a forward looking narrative for the country.