Dr Annapoorna Ravichander is Head Policy Engagement and Communication at Public Affairs Centre. She holds a PhD in history and is a corporate communications expert with over 28 years of experience in developing action-oriented communications strategies for global organisations. Drawing on her own experience, she designs and conducts training and advice on media and communications to think tanks and other organisations. She has also coordinated publishing books in the capacity of associate editor and coordinator. She is 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.