About Us

Policy Circle is a digital platform that offers in-depth coverage of public policy issues in governance, environment, and society. It was launched in 2020 by a group of policy experts who share a vision of promoting evidence-based policymaking and constructive policy dialogue.

It also organises summits, roundtables, and online discussions to bring together policymakers, researchers, corporate executives, professionals, and other stakeholders to deliberate on policy issues. It looks to bridge the gap between research and policy outcomes by facilitating dialogue among policy actors. It seeks to improve the quality of public policy discourse and decision making.

Advisory Board

Aruna Sharma

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Dr Aruna Sharma is a Delhi-based economist and policy analyst. She is an Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1982 batch. In 2018, she retired as secretary, ministry of steel, government of India. Earlier in her career, she worked as secretary, ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) and as additional chief secretary, Madhya Pradesh government. She earned her PhD in development economics from Delhi University.

Charan Singh

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Dr Charan Singh is a renowned expert in monetary policy, banking and international trade. He is the chief executive of EGROW Foundation, a Noida-based think tank. He is also the Non Executive Chairman of Punjab & Sind Bank. He has served as RBI Chair professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore between December 2012 and December 2016. Earlier in his career, he has worked as a Senior Economist at the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund and as Research Director with the Reserve Bank of India. He earned his PhD in economics from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Venkatesh Raghavendra

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Venkatesh “Venky” Raghavendra is a social entrepreneur with over three decades of philanthropy, development and policy experience. He has successfully built global partnerships and mobilized significant resources for a number of international and national organizations. Currently he is Senior Vice-President at Safe Water Network. Venky was formerly the Chief Philanthropy Officer at the New York-based American India Foundation, global Managing Director at Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. He writes frequently on social issues, and currently teaches social entrepreneurship and social innovation.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/venkatesh-r-05519330/

The Team

Anil Nair (Editor and CEO)

Anil Nair, Editor. Policy Circle

Anil Nair is a journalist and commentator based in New Delhi. Previously, he has served as editor of financialexpress.com and as the executive editor of public broadcaster Rajya Sabha TV. He also had stints with the Economic Times, the Times of India, Hindustan Times, Times Internet and Business Standard.
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anil-nair-3105/

K Yatish Rajawat

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K Yatish Rajawat is the Founder and CEO of Centre for Innovation in Public Policy. Yatish has been part of several media and research startups. He is a reputed policy analyst, columnist, as well as an editor who led some of the most dynamic newsrooms in India.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yatishrajawat/

Sajna Nair (Co-founder and Business Head)

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Sajna is a management professional with stints at Standard Chartered Bank, HCL Technologies and GE Capital. She has hands-on experience in customer experience, strategy and administration

Resmi P Bhaskaran (Head, Research)

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Resmi specialises in policy research, knowledge management and strategy. She has proven expertise in areas such as education, migration, livelihood, financial inclusion and urbanisation. She did her doctoral research at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Prachi Gupta (Assistant Editor)

Prachi Gupta

Prachi is a post graduate in English Literature from Lady Shri Ram College For Women, Delhi University. She started her career as a correspondent with financialexpress.com. She specialises in policy impact studies.