Interns — 2

Anindita Mahapatra

Anindita Mahapatra is an alumna of Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi. She takes a special interest in reading, writing, singing, and dancing. She has recently launched a channel for song covers for posting songs she occasionally sings. She is currently interning with KIIPS as its Social Media Coordinator.

Anushka Narayan

Anushka Narayan is currently pursuing her BA in English, Journalism and Psychology at St. Joseph’s College Autonomous, Bangalore. Her research interest lies in matters of global concern such as Human Rights and International Law. She is passionate about intercultural relations in the Indo-Pacific region as well as National and Ethnic identities of this region. Her interest in Psychology aligns with her curiosity to understand the salience of decision-making in governance and peacemaking. Her research also aims to explore in particular the conditions of women, children and minorities in South Asia.

Arup Maity

Arup Maity is a Postgraduate Student at the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has an undergraduate degree from Jadavpur University. He was an Economic Adviser and Strategic Analyst in Hindustan Petroleum Gas Agency (Kakdwip Branch) during March 2018 – 2020. He is presently Volunteering in the Open Greek and Latin Project- Volunteer Program (Summer 2021) at the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University from June 2021.

Ashmita Rana

Ashmita Rana is currently pursuing Masters in Politics with specialisation in International Studies from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has previously been a research intern at the Foreign Policy Research Centre (New Delhi). She is passionate about research in International Relations, especially in the emerging geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific region, South Asian affairs and India’s foreign policy.

Harshita Singh

Harshita Singh is a student of Political Science at Miranda House, University of Delhi.  She is industrious with an equal penchant for policymaking, international developments and foreign policy, which perfectly aligns with her interest in the field of Indo-Pacific region. Currently, she is working as a Research Intern for the Kalinga Institute of Indo- Pacific Studies.

Khushmita Dhabhai

Khushmita Dhabhai is a recent admit to Stanford University, where she will be pursuing her studies in International Relations. Her areas of interest include the exercise of statecraft in war and in peacemaking, as well as the role of ethics in international affairs. She also enjoys reading about the diplomatic history and the political philosophy that defines our ‘multiplex’ world.

Mohammad Baleegh

Mohammed Baleegh has postgraduate degree in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal Academy of Higher Education. He has been a Changelooms-Changemakers Fellow funded by the U.S. Department of State, at Rubaroo Hyderabad (NGO).  He has also been a member of The Dialogue Project, which was also funded by the U.S. Department of State (January 2020-March 2021

Neil Banerjee

Neil Banerjee has done his graduation in Political Science (Honours) from The Bhawanipur Education Society College, affiliated to the University of Calcutta and post-graduation in South and Southeast Asian Studies from University of Calcutta (Alipore Campus), with specialization in Demography and Environmental Studies. His areas of interest include political developments in Southeast Asia and Indo-Pacific as well as India’s policies towards this region.

Neeraj Singh Manhas

Neeraj Singh Manhas is a Doctoral Scholar in International Relations at Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, and completed his M.Phil. in Political Science. Earlier, he was a Research Intern at the National Maritime Foundation (NMF), New Delhi. He is a member of IPSA (Indian Political Science Association), and an Associate member at the National Maritime Foundation (NMF). He has a number of publications to his credit and has participated in a number of national/international conferences. His research interests include India-China dynamics in the Indian Ocean, India’s maritime strategy and affairs of the Indo-pacific region.

Niharika Shukla

Niharika Shukla, is currently pursuing is currently pursuing Masters in Politics with specialisation in International Studies from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her research interests lies in Security Studies, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism, South Asian affairs and Gender issues

Priyanjali Simon

Priyanjali Simon is a freelance strategic analyst. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Geopolitics from Manipal Academy of Higher Education. Her research interests include U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy, India’s Foreign Policy Orientation in the Indo-Pacific and U.S. Policy towards South Asia. She has a number of commentaries and opinion pieces in prominent strategic affairs platforms and websites to her credit, more particularly on affairs of the Indo-Pacific.

Sanchita Chatterjee

Sanchita Chatterjee is currently pursuing Ph.D. as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the Centre for Inner Asian Studies, School of International Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). She completed her B.A. (hons) and M.A. in Political Science, Jadavpur University (Kolkata)  and her M.Phil. from Centre for Inner Asian Studies, SIS, JNU (New Delhi).

Sanjana BS

Sanjana BS is a Postgraduate in MA International Studies from Christ Deemed to be University. Her key area of interest lies in East Asian Studies, with a focus lies on Maritime Security Issues in the Indo Pacific Region. Her primary aim is to contribute to the field of International Relations through her research work and writings.

Uphar Dutta

Uphar Dutta, currently pursuing Bsc. Animation and VFX, is a Freelance Graphic Designer, Movie Maker, Content Writer, VFX Artist and an upcoming professional Streamer. He is currently interning with KIIPS as a Graphic Designer.