Spending more than 34 years as a Public Servant as an officer of the Indian Administrative Service he has had ’hands on’ experience of International Trade, Investment Promotion, Overseas Investments, International Contracts,
Somnath holds a Masters in Social Anthropology from SOAS, University of London. His thesis was on the Indian middle class, wherein he observed the creolization in middle class identities post 1990s business
Nikhila Natarajan is a Visiting Fellow at ORF. She works as Senior Editor with Firstpost/ Network 18 and specialises in avant-garde video stories on niche social media platforms. A global editorial resource,
Pinak Chakravarty is a Distinguished Fellow with ORF's Regional Studies Initiative, where he oversees the West Asia Initiative, Bangladesh and selected ASEAN-related issues. He joined the ORF in October 2014.