© 2019 Vihara Innovation Network

About Vihara

Vihara is an old buddhist sanskrit word that means contemplative garden. Vihara Innovation Network is the new name for Centre for Knowledge Societies, a research and design firm which was established in 2002.

Our work involves field research, insights generation, reflection and dialogue. Through the application of design methods we help bring more elegant, workable and resilient solutions to life.

 

We are a meaning driven company, and this drive has led us to work on issues such as child mortality, early grade reading, vaccine delivery in rural India, using blockchain for impact, decoding the future of mobile technology and many more. We are forever keen to explore any areas of work where we can create value using our expertise in user centered design.

Our Team

Aditya Dev Sood

Founder & CEO

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Divya Datta

Director, Design Strategy & Innovation

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Priyanka Ahuja

Director, Acceleration

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Nida Yamin

Head, Strategy & Outreach

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Aditya Brahmabhatt

Head, Operations

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Yogesh Joshi

Business & Finance Manager

Manika Rana

Assistant Manager, Partnerships

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Divya Bhardwaj

Program Lead

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Gayathri Sreedharan

Ethnography Lead

Dr. Taruna Juneja Gandhi

Research Lead

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Surbhi Pandit

Design Research Specialist

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Neha Jain

Design Researcher

    Kislay Yadav

    Design Researcher

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    Snigdha Jha

    Design Researcher

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    Monisha Bhatnagar

    Research Manager

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    Bijoy Prasad Saha

    Design Researcher

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    Ruby Khan

    Executive Assistant

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    Sameera Mudgal

    Design Researcher

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    Mohammad Belal

    Research Associate

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    Malvya Chintakindi

    Research Manager

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    Prapti Adhikari

    Research Manager

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    Jocelyn Joseph

    Research Associate

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    Sonali Khatnani

    HR Manager

    Soumya Sabu

    Senior HR Associate

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    Kishan Jha

    Administration Officer

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    Kapil Vachhar

    Innovation Manager

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    Amit Srivastava

    Accounts Officer

    Vignesh Babu

    Co-working Facility Manager

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    Bhabesh Wal

    Research Associate

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    Alex Arockiasamy

    Business Development Executive

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    Faraz Wadhwania

    Acceleration Lead

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    Abhyudaya Goyal

    Product Lead

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    Prateek Shabani

    Acceleration Manager

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