Ayesha Marfatia

Ayesha Marfatia Profile

Ayesha Marfatia was previously an editorial associate at India Development Review. At IDR, in addition to writing, editing, and handling research-driven reports, she also supported the team with website management and digital marketing. Her work has been featured on The Wire, Scroll.in, and Quartz India. Ayesha holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai.


Articles by Ayesha Marfatia


Equations on blackboard with frustrated person trying to solve them-nonprofit

March 1, 2021
You do the math
It turns out working in social impact or at nonprofits is almost as ridiculous as the math problems we used to solve in school.
puzzle pieces starting to come together-well-being practices

February 23, 2021
Reflections on our well-being journey through the pandemic
A glimpse into the well-being practices we tried to follow through our time working from home, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Soldiers performing a stunt on a bike

January 25, 2021
Spotted: Nonprofit CEO at Republic Day parade
What would the annual Republic Day festivities look like, from the perspective of the CEO of a nonprofit?
amitabh bachhan sitting on the set of KBC

December 7, 2020
Kaun banega crorepati?
A cheat sheet for social sector KBC.
Two children studying at Unique Child learning Centres in Dhaka

October 1, 2020
“You cannot bypass the power of communities”
Reflecting on BRAC’s work in education, Erum Mariam emphasises that communities are the real drivers of change.
The good place_everything is fine_nonprofit humour

August 10, 2020
A post-pandemic utopia
Imagine everything is back to normal. There is no lockdown, quarantine, or COVID-19. We are finally in The Good Place.
Mark Cuban making a funny face_nonprofit humour

July 20, 2020
Bizsplaining: Mansplaining for nonprofits
Here's what to do the next time someone condescendingly tells you to 'pivot' your programme.
A road closed with a diversion sign

July 3, 2020
Is PM-CARES diverting money away from nonprofits?
A breakdown of CSR spends during COVID-19: Where they’re going, who they’re from, and which sectors they’re going towards.
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