As the Engagement Lead at the Council, Kinshu's role involves making CEEW's research useful for government stakeholders, multilaterals, industry associations and embassies.
Kinshu is a public policy and communications professional passionate about making complex policy research accessible. She started out as a journalist with NDTV, India's oldest private news network, reporting from the poorest, remotest and most militarised zones on public policy and rights issues. Here, she discovered how the media has the power to not only shine a spotlight on the gaps in the implementation of public schemes but also invite government attention to plug them.
Compelled by the impacts of her coverage, Kinshu decided to get an insight into policymaking. She was awarded the Legislative Assistant to a Member of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship where she drafted Parliament speeches and proposals for developmental, policy work for a leading Member of Parliament of the ruling party. Building on her interest in policy she joined the Trinamool Congress, India’s second-largest Opposition Party, as a member of their Core Campaign Team. She ideated and led their video campaign for the 2019 General Elections. She also worked on setting-up multiple communication-driven platforms for meaningful citizen engagement.
Most recently, Kinshu worked at the CEO's office at eGovernments Foundation. She studied English literature at Ramjas College, University of Delhi, where she graduated at the top of her class.