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.

Pranav Tiwari


Policy Research Associate

Pranav Tiwari

Pranav is a Policy Research Associate working on fintech and digital payments areas.

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.

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.

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.