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People

Fahad Shah
Founder and Director

Fahad Shah has been a journalist, editor and writer for almost a decade. He is the Founder-Editor of The Kashmir Walla magazine and has written extensively on foreign policy, South Asia politics, human rights for many publications including Foreign Affairs, The Christian Science Monitor, The Diplomat, and Dawn. He is also the editor of the anthology Of Occupation and Resistance: Writings from Kashmir that focuses on the resistance and politics of Kashmir. He studied journalism from Kashmir University and then Media and Culture from SOAS, University of London.

Twitter: @pzfahad | Email: thekashmirwalla@gmail.com

Ufra Mir
Deputy Director

Ufra Mir is a peace-psychologist, who has studied psychology, and Health and Wellness from Luther College (USA) and University of Nottingham (UK); along with formal training in facilitation and other conflict-management, non-violent conflict reconciliation, leadership development, dialogue, change-management and transformation skills. She is also the founding executive director of Paigaam: A Message for Peace, a nonprofit.

Twitter: @ufra_mir 

Syed Mujtaba Rizvi
Head, Operations and Strategy | Project Lead, Art and Culture

Syed Mujtaba Rizvi is an artist, a cultural entrepenuer and an innovation management consultant based in Srinagar, Kashmir. He is the founder of Kashmir Art Quest, Gallerie One and Goodfellas Cafe. He studied at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Twitter: @_MujtabaRizvi 

Kamayani Chauhan

Researcher

Kamayani is a student of Psychology at Ambedkar University, Delhi. Having studied Literature and Sociology, her interests lie in how socio-political and cultural violence manifests itself in one’s psyche. She wants to work in conflict areas as a therapist and a researcher, and hopes to witness the people reclaim their rights, lands and languages.

Twitter: @kamayanichauhan