Chennai

ORF Mumbai Centre

NKM International House, 5th Floor,
178, Backbay Reclamation,
Babubhai Chinai Marg,
Mumbai 400020, INDIA

Phone:+91 022 ​3555 6500
Fax: +91 022 22886264

Media inquiries

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Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma is Manager, Visual Media at ORF’s Mumbai Centre. His work includes event photography, video editing and curating visual content online. Read more


Aditi Ratho

Aditi Ratho is a Junior Fellow at ORF’s Mumbai centre. She works on the broad themes of inclusive development, gender issues and urbanisation. Read more


Akshay Mathur

Akshay is the Director of ORF Mumbai and head of the Geoeconomics Studies Programme across all ORF centres. Read more


Ayjaz Ahmad Wani

Ayjaz Wani is a Research Fellow at ORF Mumbai. He is currently working on the project: “Kashmir Conflict, Managing Perceptions and Prospectus for Peace.” Designed in the form of questionnaires and surveys with key stakeholders, the project is based on the Kashmiri youth perspective. Read more


Dhaval Dushyant Desai

Dhaval is Senior Fellow and Vice President at Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai. His spectrum of work covers diverse topics ranging from urban renewal to international relations. Read more


Girish Luthra

Vice Admiral Girish Luthra is Distinguished Fellow at ORF Mumbai. He is former Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, Indian Navy. Read more


Kalpit A Mankikar

Kalpit A. Mankikar is Fellow with Strategic Studies Programme, and is based out of ORF’s Mumbai centre. Read more


Kashish Parpiani

Kashish Parpiani is a Research Fellow at ORF’s Mumbai Centre. His research interests include: US grand strategy, US civil⎯military relations, and US foreign policy in the Asia⎯Pacific.Read more


Leena Chandran Wadia

Leena Chandran Wadia is Senior Fellow at ORF’s Mumbai Centre. She has been leading the Mumbai Centre’s research and policy advocacy in education since 2010. Read more


Nilesh Anant Bane

Nilesh Bane is a research fellow at ORF’s Mumbai Centre. He steers research activities of ORF’s Maharashtra Adhyayan Kendra in Marathi language. Read more


Parjanya Bhatt

Parjanya is a Research Fellow with ORF Mumbai chapter. His research focuses on terrorism and the security situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Read more


Preeti Lourdes John Puliyankunnel

Preeti Lourdes John Puliyankunnel is Deputy Editor at ORF Mumbai. She oversees the centre’s longform publications. Read more


Ramanath Jha

Dr. Ramanath Jha is Distinguished Fellow at Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai. He works on urbanisation — urban sustainability, urban governance and urban planning.Read more


Renita D'Souza

Renita D’souza is a Fellow at ORF Mumbai and works in the domain of economics. Currently, she is working on the economics of heritage conservation in Mumbai and India’s journey to becoming a cashless economy.Read more


Sayli Udas Mankikar

Sayli Udas⎯Mankikar is Senior Fellow at ORF Mumbai. She works on governance and urban policy — with focus on the politics of infrastructure provisioning and interplay of politics and urbanscape. Read more


Shashidhar KJ

Shashidhar K.J. is Associate Fellow at ORF’s Mumbai centre. He works on the broad themes of technology and financial technology. His key areas of research looks at the intersection of telecommunications, technology and media, evolution of financial technology, digital payment systems and net neutrality. Read more


Shruti Jain

Shruti Jain is a Junior Fellow with ORF’s Centre for New Economic Diplomacy (CNED). Read more


ORF Chennai Centre

5th Floor, A-1 Tower (Rear Wing),
89 Dr Radhakrishnan Road,
Chennai – 600004.

Phone: +91 011 43520020, 30220020
Fax: +91 011 43520003, 23210773

Media inquiries


[email protected]

ORF Kolkata Centre

Plot no II, D/18, Major arterial Road,
Action Area II, New Town, Rajarhat,
Kolkata, West Bengal, INDIA
Pin – 700156

Phone: +91 9830482588
[email protected]

Our Scholars


Ambar Kumar Ghosh

Ambar Kumar Ghosh is Research Assistant at ORF Kolkata. He is currently working on the project ‘Understanding Public Perception: India and China.’ Read more


Anamitra Anurag Danda

Anamitra Anurag Danda is Senior Visiting Fellow with ORF’s Energy and Climate Change Programme. His research interests include: sustainability and stewardship, collective action and institution building, adaptation to climate change, resolving human-wildlife conflict, and nature conservation. Read more


Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury

Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury is Senior Fellow with ORF’s Neighbourhood Initiative. She specialises in South Asia, energy politics, forced migration and women in conflict zones. Read more


Jaya Thakur

Jaya Thakur is a Junior Fellow at ORF Kolkata currently working with the Economy and Development Programme at ORF Kolkata. Her specialization is Environmental Issues in Geography including natural and social environment. Read more


Jayanta Bandyopadhyay

Jayanta Bandyopadhyay is a Visiting Distinguished Fellow. He is a researcher and author on science and the natural environment. He received his Ph. D. in engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1975. He then joined the Centre for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, as a visiting post-doctoral fellow. Read more


Nilanjan Ghosh

Dr. Nilanjan Ghosh is Director, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Kolkata. His previous positions at various points in time include Senior Fellow and Head of Economics at ORF Kolkata, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist at MCX (I) Limited in Mumbai, and Professor of Econometrics at the TERI School of Advanced Studies in New Delhi. Read more


Pratnashree Basu

Pratnashree basu is an Associate Fellow at Observer Research Foundation, Kolkata, with the Strategic Studies and Maritime Initiative. She is a 2017 US Department of State IVLP Fellow. She is currently working on the role of technology in the maritime industry and maritime law and governance.Read more


Preeti Kapuria

Preeti Kapuria is currently a Fellow at ORF Kolkata with research interests in the area of environment, development and agriculture.Read more


Roshan Saha

Roshan Saha is a Junior Fellow at Observer Research Foundation, Kolkata under the Economy and Growth programme. His primary interest is in international and development economics. Read more


Sayanangshu Modak

Sayanangshu Modak is a Junior Fellow at ORF’s Kolkata centre. He works on the broad themes of transboundary water governance, hydro-diplomacy and flood-risk management. Read more


Sohini Bose

Sohini Bose is a Junior Fellow at ORF Kolkata. She is currently working on India’s Maritime Connectivity: Importance of the Bay of Bengal — under the ‘Proximity to Connectivity' research project. Read more


Sohini Nayak

Sohini Nayak is a Junior Fellow at Observer Research Foundation, Kolkata. Currently, she is working on public health in the ‘BBIN plus M’ countries.Read more


Soumya Bhowmick

Soumya Bhowmick is a Junior Fellow at ORF Kolkata, under the Economy and Growth Programme. His research focus is on the Indian economy, sustainability, globalization and governance. He currently leads a project on the FDI inflows in the Indian states and works closely with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.Read more


Sreeparna Banerjee

She is associated with Neighbourhood Regional Studies Initiative - areas of research: India’s neighbourhood. She is currently part of the project ‘Proximity to Connectivity: India and its Eastern and South eastern Neighbours. Read more