Rashmi (Chief Executive Officer)
After completing her Graduation and Post Graduation in Botany, she found her calling in the field of arts & humanities. Having been closely associated with the creative field, she has now decided to take the plunge in the field of entrepreneurship.
With the finesse and creativity of an artist, she has been an avid painter and can be credited with numerous beautiful creations to her name. She hopes to successfully steer the organisation with her wide vision, simplicity and understanding of ground realities in the field.
Ajit Kumar Jha
Ajit Kumar Jha joined as Editor-in-Chief of Pravasi Indians in February 2023. Ajit attended graduate school at Trinity College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom and the University of California, Los Angeles, the United States of America. Ajit began reporting on the different communities of Indians settled abroad, popularly called the Indian diaspora, from Los Angeles, California (1992 to 1995) for India Today magazine’s International Edition, a decade before the Silicon Valley successes of NRIs settled abroad became household stories. The dream of editing a magazine on the Indian diaspora ultimately took shape in the form of the Pravasi Indians magazine.
In India, Ajit Kumar Jha was an Editor with The Times of India, Indian Express and India Today. He started his journalism career as an Assistant Editor with The Hindustan Times in Delhi between Oxford and UCLA.
In 2004 Ajit shifted to the Middle-East where he launched two English dailies, the Qatar Tribune, in Doha, Qatar and the Oman Tribune, in Muscat, Oman. During his Middle East stint as Editor of the two daily English newspapers, Ajit interacted with the other Indian diaspora settled in the Persian Gulf countries, a very different profile from those in the West.
After returning to India, Ajit re-joined as Editor with India Today, where he was a regular face on India Today TV and its Hindi TV, Aaj Tak. Later he joined Outlook magazine and then as the CEO and the Editorial Director of Blitz India. With Ajit Kumar Jha at its helm, the Pravasi Indians magazine is poised for success as the number one magazine for the 32 million Indians settled abroad and its link with India.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Having 25+ years of experience, RAJESH KUMAR is a seasoned media person who has been on both the sides of the media — Editorial and Ad-sales. To be one of the firsts in the media industry to have managed 24×7 shifts in early days of internet news, he worked as Editor for all online editions of the Times of India Group. Later he took to Ad-sales and went on to become National Head-Government for India Today Group. An environment enthusiast, he is also Editor-in-Chief of an environment magazine पर्यावरण Perspective. He has also been associated with Alumni Association of JNU (AAJ) almost since its inception and is the Founder-COO of PRAVASI INDIANS magazine.
Chandan K. Singh (Chief Media Officer)
An entrepreneur and social worker, with deep interest in Indian politics, economic and developmental issues, Chandan Kumar Singh got the opportunity to spend his childhood days with his grandfather, who was a renowned freedom fighter (Recipient of Tamra Patra at the Red Fort, by then PM of India). Therefore, Chandan has in-depth awareness about socio-economic issues encompassing rural India. His inclination towards yoga and spiritualism is rooted in the rich culture of Mithila region. He has done his schooling from Scindia School, Gwalior and DPS, RK Puram, New Delhi. He is also an alumni of University of Rajasthan and Atal Bihari Vajpayee-Indian Information Institute and Management, Gwalior. In 2012, Chandan co-founded Mahavir Vidya Mandir, a school dedicated to bridge the gap between rural and urban India. In the same year, he organised a national level seminar at Darbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhavan. His areas of interest range from constructive news analysis, media campaigning for government, political parties and private sector and event management.
Shashi K Jha (Editorial Advisor)
Shashi Kumar Jha is a media veteran with career spanning more than 30 years. Beginning his journalistic odyssey with Dainik Hindustan, he went on to become Bureau Chief, and later News Editor with Dainik Bhaskar Group. He also worked for the SKOCH Group, translated books such as ‘Defeating Poverty’, JanDhan And Beyond’, besides handling their website and quarterly magazine INCLUSION. As an independent journalist, he has worked as media consultant to the Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of Commerce. He has also been a jury member for screening regional films on Doordarshan.