Ayesha Marfatia

Ayesha Marfatia Profile

Ayesha Marfatia is a communications associate at the Good Food Institute India, a nonprofit working to build the alternative protein ecosystem in India. She has previously worked as a consultant for Eco Femme, and as an editorial associate at India Development Review, where in addition to writing and editing, she also worked on the podcast ‘On the Contrary’ hosted by Arun Maira. Ayesha’s work has been featured in The Wire, Scroll, and Quartz India. She holds a BA from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai.


Articles by Ayesha Marfatia


Abbreviations artwork-nonprofit humour

October 18, 2021
Abbreviations for social impact
Tired of using acronyms? Here’s a version of them you might actually enjoy.
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”
Education programmes designed for low-income people often only focus on poverty. They must engage with the sociocultural and political aspects of marginality.
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.
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