Dr Annapoorna Ravichander is executive director of the Public Affairs Foundation in Bengaluru, India. She holds a PhD in history and is a corporate communications expert with over 25 years’ experience in developing action-oriented communications strategies for global organisations. Drawing on her own experience, she now provides training and advice on media and communications to think tanks and other organisations. She has published articles in journals, newspapers and newsletters. She has also coordinated publishing books in her capacity as associate editor and coordinator. Her core skills include editing, communication and training. Until 2016, she was head of the Communication and Policy Engagement Team at the Center for Study, Technology and Policy in India. Annapoorna has been a recipient of the Rotary Award for Exemplary Services in 1999, Vadodara, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal from 1985-86 and UGC Fellowship from 1984-1988.