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Our Team

Founding Partners

Mohamed Zeeshan

Mohamed Zeeshan is a Founding Partner and Editor-in-Chief of Freedom Gazette. Although initially trained in engineering, Zeeshan switched to public policy out of the desire to serve India's rise as a global superpower. He is a graduate of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he edited the online version of the Columbia Journal of International Affairs, and has previously worked at the United Nations and with governments in the Middle East on economic reform. When he isn't writing about the world, Zeeshan spends his spare time reading Agatha Christie's ingenious psycho-thrillers and watching cricket (primarily Dhoni, now that Sehwag no longer plays).

Ashima Kohli
Business Head

Ashima Kohli is a Founding Partner and Business Head of Freedom Gazette. She is a perennially optimistic individual who believes that the world can change and she wants to be an active part of the change. As an Economics graduate from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, she likes looking for innovative solutions to problems and enjoys learning new things. Ashima’s favourite author is Dan Brown (though she does understand that his stories seem repetitive) and she loves tennis.

Anuj Raghuram
Creative and Technical Head

Anuj Raghuram is a Founding Partner and the Creative and Technical Head of Freedom Gazette. After spending years in a leading global software firm, Anuj decided to retire from the corporate world in order to use his technical and programming skills for more impactful and interesting projects. His creativity and imagination are evident on Freedom Gazette's snazzy website, for whose development he was solely responsible. Anuj is a budding screenwriter and musician with his own soon-to-be-famous "late night show" on Instagram.


Editorial Team

Abhirup Bangara
Editor, Governance

Abhirup is a practising advocate in the High Court of Karnataka and a graduate of International Legal Studies from New York University. He has previously worked at IIM Bangalore.

Malavika Rao
Editor, Environment

Malavika Rao is a graduate of Environmental, Energy and Clean Technology Law from UC Berkeley and currently a PhD Candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute Geneva. 

Shairee Malhotra
Editor, Foreign Affairs

Shairee is an international relations graduate from Queen Mary University of London. She has previously worked with the European External Action Service of the European Union.

Anirudh Shirolkar
Editor, Quote Jester

Anirudh is the Cartoons Editor at Freedom Gazette. He is a full-time engineer and a part-time political observer, with extensive work in editorial cartoon sketching.

Aravinda Tegginamath

Aravinda is an engineer by day and a doodler by night. He is a freelance cartoonist for Quote Jester on Freedom Gazette.


Creative Team

Sana Faheema
Lead Designer

Sana is an artist, architect and designer. Her sketching skills designed the logo and branding identity of Freedom Gazette.