Shanthie Mariet D’Souza (Founder & President)
Bibhu Prasad Routray (Director)
Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray held the position of Visiting Professor and Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) chair, India Studies at Murdoch University, Perth between July-December 2017. He served as a Deputy Director in the National Security Council Secretariat, Government of India and Director of the Institute for Conflict Management (ICM)’s Database & Documentation Centre, Guwahati, Assam. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the South Asia programme of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore between 2010 and 2012.
Routray specialises in decision-making, governance, counter-terrorism, force modernisation, intelligence reforms, foreign policy and dissent articulation issues in South and South East Asia. His writings, based on his projects and extensive field based research in Indian conflict theatres of the Northeastern states and the left-wing extremism affected areas, have appeared in a wide range of academic as well as policy journals, websites, and magazines.
Current Project Interns
Sayantan is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Presidency University, Kolkata. His areas of interest include politics of South Asia, China, Indian Foreign Policy and Peace & Conflict studies. He has interned at the Centre for Studies in International Relations and Development (CSIRD), where he was engaged in looking at India’s strategic response to China’s emergent Belt and Road Initiative. At Mantraya.org, Sayantan is associated with the ‘Regional Economic Cooperation and Connectivity in South Asia’ project. (With Mantraya since 12 March 2018)
Boh Ze Kai
Kai is pursuing his undergraduate degree in History & Politics from Jesus College, Oxford University. His areas of interest include conflict analysis and resolution, geopolitical strategy and diplomacy in South Asia and the world. He has interned at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Singapore and the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore. At Mantraya.org, Kai is associated with the ‘Borderlands’ project.
Kai’s published articles in Mantraya:
Abhishek Chapanerkar has completed his Master’s in Production (Manufacturing and Automation) Engineering, Master’s in Sociology, and a certificate course in Arabic Language. Prior to that he completed Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Diploma in American Studies. He was a Research Intern at New Delhi based Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS). His research and analysis focuses on foreign affairs analysis, international security and transnational crime. He is fluent in English, French, Arabic, Marathi and Hindi. At Mantraya, Abhishek is a Project Intern under the project ‘Mapping Terror and Insurgent Networks’. (With Mantraya since 1 April 2016).
Adarsh Vijay is a Political Science Master’s student in Madras Christian College, Chennai. He has been a Research Intern with the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme of the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore (May 2016 – June 2016). Adarsh is interning with Mantraya’s ‘Mapping Terror and Insurgent Networks’ project. (With Mantraya since 1 May 2017).
For details of Mantraya.org’s E-Internship programme and application procedure, click HERE.