Nikhil is a video editor at Pocket Change. He loves Adobe softwares, and spending time on them all day all night. He is a fan of Hindi, English, Korean & Japanese cinema & web series. He is passionate about helping people. You can also check out his Instagram page @NikhilismOfficial!
Jayesh is the Production Accountant for Pocket Change. He is a seasoned manager of Finance & Accounts in the Media and Entertainment Industry, who has previously worked with Vinod Chopra Films as Accounts Manager handling various F&A works. He holds vast experience in managing books of accounts, finance, taxation and allied compliances.
Kaviraj is the Channel Head of Pocket Change, and looks after its end to end content planning from inception to execution. He comes with extensive experience, having led the content creation for various platforms such as TVF, Great Indian Laughter Challenge and Being Indian.
Somnath Karmakar is a writer with Pocket Change. He has formerly worked with TVF as a content creator and actor, where he led properties like Action Kumar Vlogs. He is a standup comedian who has performed in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, and has been a dubbing artist for Bollywood stars like Akshay Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, etc.
Reyansh is a Social and Production Executive at Pocket Change. His sentences are carefully constructed with movie and meme references. Writing comedy, enjoying cinema and getting people to watch The Office are the three things he is passionate about.
Siddhartha is a content producer at Pocket Change. He has worked as a line producer for channels like Being Indian, Blush, VIVA and Awesome Sauce. He has also worked in films, advertising and television in the past to groom his career in filmmaking. In short, he is just a regular guy living a filmy life.
Varun does content research at Pocket Change and produces social media content for Civic Studios. He loves cinema and his student- documentary film ‘Udaan’ got shortlisted at two film festivals. Outside of work, he spends time making music, playing basketball, and creating meaningful content.
Greg assists with research around the intersection of law, civics, and media. He is currently a practicing lawyer & law student in Mumbai, and has ten years of work experience between the social sector and sports broadcast management industry.
Vishnu is a creative producer at Pocket Change. He has worked as a creative producer for channels like BLUSH, Being Indian, 101 India and Epic TV Channel in the past. He is passionate about telling compelling stories.
Farzeen is an actor and content producer at Pocket Change. She loves consuming content online, and telling engaging stories. She believes in taking risks, so eats pizzas for dinner and the leftovers for breakfast (very often). She has watched a ton of movies, but won’t remember anything in case you want to have a nuanced discussion.
Umang focuses on translating civic impact goals into short form content at Civic Studios, as well as managing various productions. In 2011, she founded the feminist movement SlutWalk Arthat Bhesharmi Morcha in Delhi. She has been working as a filmmaker and video producer for over six years, with a focus on telling beautiful stories for social change.
Sachin is part of our writer’s room at Pocket Change. He is also a singer and a self proclaimed meme addict. He believes death note is the best thriller ever made, likes cats and snacks on milk powder.
Ethan Zuckerman is director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and an Associate Professor of the Practice at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on the use of media as a tool for social change, the role of technology in international development, and the use of new media technologies by activists.
Samyuktha has a background in water management, sanitation, social policy and gender. At Civic Studios she conducts research on civic participation theory and practices in India. She also hosts a podcast called In The Field that looks at development issue in India.
Namrata leads the Research Lab at Civic Studios. She has worked in social research, program design and organizational management within the development sector in India. She is focused on using design thinking principles and research to develop effective social interventions, and measure their impact.
Roohi manages the content strategy and creative production at Civic Studios. Her previous experience has been in content management, qualitative research, and PR across the development and corporate sectors. She is passionate about creating content that drives social impact at scale.
Anushka founded the Civic Entertainment project at the MIT Media Lab and consequently, Civic Studios in Mumbai. She has a background in applied statistics and digital text analysis, and has previously worked with non-profits and political parties in India. She divides her time between Mumbai, Boston and Chicago.