Our Team

This is the team behind SIDH

pawan gupta

Pawan Kumar Gupta


Pawan K Gupta is an Engineer by qualification from IIT, Delhi. He along with his wife - Anuradha - established SIDH in 1989.

He regularly contributes essays and articles to numerous newspapers and journals and some of his talks are also available on :
Anuradha joshi

Anuradha Joshi

She is a co-founder of SIDH and pioneered SIDH's efforts in starting pre-primary and primary schools. She helped in the training of local youth as pre-primary/primary school teachers. She helped develop innovative teaching/learning material that creatively utilized theatre and songs for pedagogical instruction. She has conducted various research studies on the status of education in Uttarakhand as well as in Bangladesh. She has also worked alongside numerous rural women initiatives and documented her learnings in various newspapers and journals. She is currently compiling the story of SIDH into a book.
Rajan Venkatesh

Rajan Venkatesh


Rajan Venkatesh is a former journalist having worked with the Times of India. He has also taught journalism and communication in Mumbai and Delhi.

Currently he is an organic farmer based in Sawantwadi, Maharashtra. At SIDH, he facilitated the running of a school - 'Bodhshala' - inspired by Gandhiji's Buniyadi-Shiksha. He authored a book about his experiences while running the school which has been published by SIDH under the title 'Learning at Bodhshala.'