After a bachelors In Zoology from Delhi University, I decided to join the Institute of Rural Management, Anand as I wanted to do something different. At that point, I wasn’t sure what that different was but I thought IRMA was a good option that could help reach my goals.

I have been working in the development space since 1988 that Includes working Intensely with communities in villages around Ranthambhore National Park and Nizamuddin Basti as well as in a donor/coordination role. I have worked in the spaces of education, health and livelihood. I am a founder member of two organisations In Rajasthan – Gramin Shiksha Kendra and Basic Health Services.

I have been working In the Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative since 2011 and in a way, this uses all the experience that I have gathered over the years in the areas of health, education, livelihoods, community development and management.

My project aims to use heritage conservation as a stepping stone to Improve the quality of lives of people. I anchor the socio-economic programmes that Include education, health, livelihoods, sanitation and solid waste management through a public-private partnership.