Anthropos India Foundation


Senior Consultant (Research) & Coordinator


Dr Shaweta Anand

A writer and researcher by calling, Shaweta started her career as a journalist nearly two decades ago. After reporting stories for reputed newspapers and magazines, she pursued higher studies in the field of human rights, especially those of trafficked women and children from the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

She has worked within the marginalized community as a volunteer or in association with NGOs over the years on various public health issues. She has been a resource person for sensitizing government officials with regard to rights and felt-needs of rescued children. She has also taught social science and media subjects to students briefly at the university.

She deeply believes that there is nothing that copious doses of music, meditation and laughter cannot heal.

Current Interns


Habiba Haroon

I am pursuing Masters in Anthropology from Miranda College, Delhi University. I joined Anthropos India Foundation with an aim to explore and promote anthropology as it is not that cultivated in India despite being a discipline of significance and great relevance in the present times.
My work at AIF permits me to explore and learn about different social issues from the anthropological perspective, especially in the context of children and women. Apart from that, it also enables me to polish my writing and digital skills as I especially contribute towards AIF's Newsletter and Digital Magazine.

Gunjan Singh

I am a Doctoral student at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. I have completed my M.Phil. from the same Centre and hold a Master's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow.
My expertise lies in promoting the holistic development of children and their related factors such as caregiving, early care etc., which I believe can be achieved through multidisciplinary approaches. Currently, I am working with the Anthropos India Foundation to address crucial aspects of children's lives that remain unexplored and unaddressed. These include issues such as the rights of children living in diverse geo-political situations and contemporary challenges affecting children. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute towards AIF’s Newsletter, its digital magazine ‘Childhood Matters’, and being able to contribute towards workshops that enable me to broaden my horizons and gain new perspectives.

Manya Singh

With a Master's degree in Disaster Studies and currently pursuing another in Sociology, I am exploring the intersection of Anthropology and Child Rights at Anthropos India Foundation. I believe in empowering children, which is why I enjoy painting their stories on canvas and challenging societal stereotypes through conversations.

At AIF, I am not just an intern; I am a story-teller and a listener, striving to catalyze change. Together, we explore anthropology while advocating for children's rights, one story at a time. Hope you will all join me on this journey towards cultivating inclusivity and understanding.

Nirupama Sai

I have graduated in Life Sciences from the Delhi University. I enjoy the process of trying to understand various aspects that make us all human. More specifically, I am keen on understanding the subject of Ethnicity and Conflict; how they are related and how we can ensure post-conflict development.
I joined Anthropos India Foundation to broaden my understanding on these aspects and get to know more pressing issues in the field. I seek to apply my understanding practically through an internship here.

R. Harini

I am currently in second year of B.Sc. (H) in the discipline of Anthropology from the Department of Anthropology, Delhi University. I am extremely glad to have been given the opportunity to intern at Anthropos India Foundation. As someone who would want to pursue anthropology academically in the future, AIF offers me a space to not only learn more about the subject but to also see how anthropology is applied and placed in the modern social context.
The initiative of this foundation to promote social welfare and betterment of communities, especially children, through the holistic application of anthropological knowledge primarily interests me and I hope to contribute to this space to the best of my abilities.

Dristi Gupta

Currently I am pursuing BA (H) in Sociology from Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar. I am skilled at Content Creation and Graphic Designing among others things.
I joined Anthropos India Foundation because I feel that it can provide me with a great learning environment and help me put my knowledge to practical use. I hope to be a valuable asset to the organization.

Previous Interns


Abishek Muthu M

I have graduated  in Sociology from Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College, University of Madras. Currently I am pursuing my Masters in Sociology from Pondicherry Central University, Puducherry. My research interests include Cities and Urban Culture, Anthropology of Food, Language and Society, Sociology of Family and Kinship, Social Anthropology and Ethnography, and Environmental Anthropology.

I am glad to be an intern at AIF as this foundation comes from the space of vast knowledge and learning resources in the field of applied Anthropological Research. I hope to develop critical understanding of the human society through an anthropological lens during my association with AIF. Further, anthropology fascinates me as a subject because of the field-based explorations it entails. I am passionately exploring writing blogs on the theme of the Anthropology of Food, which is also one of my core research interests, and develop e-content for AIF. Additionally, I hope to un-learn, learn, and re-learn at AIF, and positively gain social-anthropological knowledge to advance my future academic career. I hope to contribute more, and longer to this foundation. I look forward to working with the team and extend my sincere gratitude to AIF for this delightful opportunity.

Debyani Mukherjee

Debyani Mukherjee, a passionate rebel word binder, who loves to pour her heart out onto paper, jotting down the words of her own. I am currently pursuing Masters in Anthropology. Besides writing poems and shayaries, I  also love to write research papers and articles related to my field. I found that Anthropology is lesser chosen subject by the people and this is why I have decided to pour my heart and mind into making my career as well as studies in this field.

Rinki Rawal

I am Rinki Rawal and graduated from Amity University, earning my Master of Science in Anthropology. Being associated with Anthropos India Foundation provides an inclusive space to explore many new aspects of anthropology and proper guidance for gaining practical experience that can shape me as a valued professional in this field. Through the AIF platform, I would like to contribute by creating awareness among the vulnerable section of society. I am very grateful for this opportunity and looking forward to working with all the experts and team members of the AIF.



Myself, Abhinav. I have a Master's in Sociology from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, JNU. I aspire to do Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology. My area of interest is Indigenous Health Practices. I have joined Anthropos India Foundation to enhance my knowledge and skills in this field. I am enthusiastic to work with the team to enlarge my knowledge in the direction of qualitative data collection, interpretation, and analysis. I am contributing to the video editing and digital magazine content development team.


Shivam Tamang

I am Shivam Tamang. I am a Biosciences graduate from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Whitefield, Bangalore. I am currently based in Delhi and pursuing my civil services dream. I am interested in History, Social Sciences and Anthropology, studying the correlation between the disciplines with the implication in modern times.

As an intern at Anthropos India Foundation, I seek to learn and better understand the culture, and its indelible mark in building modern societies and communities. I come with great hope to learn lessons from experts and senior members that could add a new perspective to life.

Sangamithra S

Sangamithra S is a recent undergraduate from Miranda House, University of Delhi, majoring in Sociology. Currently, she is pursuing a PG Diploma in Human Rights, International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws from The Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi. She has a passion for social science research and her research interest lies in gender and refugee studies, particularly the intersection of both disciplines. As an Intern at AIF, she intends to explore anthropology's relationship with and contributions to the fields of gender and refugee studies.


Archna Yadav

I am Archna Yadav, currently I am pursuing my M.Sc. in Anthropology (Final Year), from Hansraj College, University of Delhi. My area of interest mainly includes public health with focus on women and child, Human rights and demographic Anthropology. I am interested in helping on workshops, content writing and Primary and secondary research.

Being associated with Anthropos India Foundation I will be able to implement my skills and anthropological understanding on a practical basis under the guidance of experts and will get a chance to contribute for the betterment of the society. I feel highly obliged to be a part of AIF.



I am Ananya, a final year undergraduate Sociology student from Hindu College, University of Delhi. During the three year of the course, I have developed a keen interest in gender studies and urban development and aim to put forth a sociological analysis of key issues that shape our experience of reality. My association with Anthropos India Foundation for the past one year has been enriching my academic curiosity and personal satisfaction. The organization has provided me with significant opportunities in the field of gender and ensured an overall development through online courses and intriguing lecture series. The personal bond created with the members of the organization facilitates our collective endeavour of creating an  inclusive space.

Mumuksha Porwal

I am Mumuksha Porwal. I am currently doing my final year of Bachelors of science undergraduate degree from Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi.

I am occupied with Anthropos India Foundation for the last 1.5 years and the journey is continuing. The area of my work in organization is compiling a monthly newsletter, " Childhood Matters" quarterly magazine on Child rights and protection. Along with that I have been constantly guided by the senior team members for admin work. As an intern I am also working on exploring and brushing my skills on writing blogs, transcribing lectures, literature review for proposals and getting assistance on organizational working processes.

It is very interesting to work with all the team members on different aspects and impart anthropological knowledge and understandings to the ideas of implementing them.

Ayushi Pandey

This is Ayushi Pandey, pursuing B.Sc (H) in Anthropology from Hansraj College of University of Delhi. Currently I am in the third year of my course. I joined Anthropos India Foundation in order to get in depth knowledge of the practical approaches of anthropology.

Anthropology is in itself a beautiful subject which caters to the upliftment of marginalised sections of the society and being part of this NGO will help me contribute my bit to their altruistic actions.


Akansha Rana

I would like to work for Anthropos Foundation of India(AIF) because this foundation has very exciting future plans, not for us but for the welfare of societies and here I will be able to practice my all theoretical knowledge of Anthropology in applied manner with the guidance of our experts.

And I believe that it’s an attractive as well as right path to work, for the people like me who are looking for challenges and growth in their life.

I feel highly obliged to be a part of Anthropos Foundation of India(AIF)


Serah Terima Ch Sangma

I am Serah Terima Ch Sangma, Postgraduate in MSW from North-Eastern Hill University, Tura Campus, Meghalaya. During my final semester I applied for an internship at AIF with motivation to learn from the best and get guidance on research methodologies. AIF served as a platform for me to increase my understanding on Research Methodologies and Anthropology by attending workshops, workshops, lecture series, writing articles on the topic and collecting source data. Currently I am volunteering at Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC). I would like to implement the knowledge and understanding I acquired from AIF and make a meaningful contribution to this society.


Km Aakanksha

I am Aakanksha. I'm currently pursuing B.Sc.(hons)Anthropology from Delhi University. Social institutions, concepts, their structure and function, Indegenous community behavior are the areas of my interest. Anthropology enabled me to enhance a relativistic and progressive approach to study such interdisciplinary topics like reading articles and Journals on various issues including customs, rituals, trade and scientific discoveries. Apart from it I'm also into research and writing.

Internship with AIF is a great opportunity for me to get more equipped with the instrument of knowledge and add invaluable experience. I'm  sure that my skills will also help me contribute to the organization. With my keen interest in the subject and hard working nature I assure to perform my best under the team. I'm looking forward to exploring and embracing my skills with AIF.


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