Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Sanjay KumarChief Executive Officer & Editor

As a social entrepreneur and Chief Executive at Geospatial Media & Communications, Sanjay Kumar has been working towards facilitating and accelerating growth of the geospatial industry worldwide and raising awareness of the industry’s value proposition and contribution to world’s economy and society. Having co-founded Geospatial Media & Communications, Sanjay has been responsible for its transformation and evolution to be a leading geospatial media organization making difference through geospatial knowledge and advocacy. Sanjay also co-founded Association of Geospatial Industries of India in 2008 and is on Board of Directors of Open Geospatial Consortium since 2011. He is the Chairman of United Nations GGIM – Private Sector Network, and Board Member of Radiant Earth Imagery for Impact. Sanjay holds a Masters in Political Science and M. Phil. in International Studies from the University of Delhi. He is also a prolific writer.

Prof A.R. DasguptaManaging Editor

Prof Dasgupta has been involved in geospatial systems since 1976 and has significant and original contributions in satellite imaging, Geographical Information Science and the convergence of information and communications technologies for spatial planning and development through spatial data infrastructures. He is a member and volunteer in many professional societies and a founder member of the Indian Society of Geomatics. He is a recipient of several awards and has many papers and articles to his credit. He is also active in the field of geospatial education and training.


Anusuya DattaExecutive Editor

As the head of the Media & Public Relations department, Anusuya has been instrumental in shaping the company’s media strategies and re-positioning offerings to the market. Anusuya has 14 years of mainstream media experience prior to Geospatial Media, and in her earlier stints held key positions in some of the finest brands in Indian media, including Business Today, The Economic Times, Business Standard and The Indian Express group. A Master’s in English Literature and a prolific writer, Anusuya is passionate about news and numbers, but it is global geo politics which interests her most.


Amit Raj SinghSenior Producer

A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, Amit has worked in mainstream media with brands like CNN IBN and NewsX. From covering elections, scams, calamities to geospatial, he’s done it all. You can always spot him having insightful discussions on politics and social issues. Apart from reporting on important events he has the responsibility of Geobuiz video portal. When he’s not writing scripts for videos, you can find him whipping up something buttery and delicious in the kitchen, or obsessing about cricket.


Shimonti PaulSr. Assistant Editor

With a rich editorial background, Shimonti Paul is skilled to create and edit interesting stories. She loves to experiment her skills in diverse domains and that’s what motivated her to move from the education industry to geospatial. Delving into new areas and crafting content that appeals to the reader is what keeps her mind ticking. She is a great fan of Bollywood music, and her sense of humor adds spice to a routine day. Learning continuously is what keeps her motivated and she lives by the words, “The 3 C’s of life: Choices, Chances, Changes: You must make a choice to take a chance else your life will never change.”


Meenal DhandeAssistant Editor

Meenal’s role largely involves content development for Geospatial World website and magazine. Meenal loves to write – be it technology, or applications, or commenting on industry trends. Keeping an eye social media for latest developments in the geospatial domain, churning out value from it and then taking it to the readers is her success formula. She has prior experience of eight years in BTL advertising and publication. A master’s degree in English Literature, Meenal is a complete movie buff and loves to spend her leisure time reading children’s literature.


Shilpi ChakravartyAssistant Editor

With a balanced mind and cheerful disposition, Shilpi tries to identify positivity in any environment. Words have a fascination for her and it shows in her write-ups. Shilpi has worked extensively with leading national newspapers and has gained substantial experience in online content writing/content creation. She has the ability to multi-task in a dynamic, high pressure, deadline-driven and result-oriented environment. When not working, Shilpi loves to travel and try her hands in cooking varied cuisines.


Mahashreveta ChoudharyAssistant Producer

A poet at heart and a journalist by profession, Mahashreveta is part of the media team that is responsible for creating value-driven and meaningful videos for the company’s digital platform. An M.Phil in Media Studies, she has wide experience in video production. In a short span of her career, she has produced notable documentaries on art and culture. Mahashreveta is a keen blogger too. In free time, she loves to try her hands at photography.


Mukesh SharmaSenior Multimedia developer

With more than six years of experience in post-production studios and a passion for visualizing and creating stories through photography, motion graphics and 3D animation, Mukesh is the crucial member in the video team. Academically, he has a certification in 3D Computer Graphics and Visuals Effects from Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics. Mukesh’s strengths lie in Adobe After Effects and Autodesk Maya. When not making or dreaming about videos, Mukesh likes to listen to music, watch movies and play video games.


Pradeep Singh RawatVideo Editor

Pradeep’s work involves understanding the storyline and collaborating with the Producer in delivering quality videos on time. With more than eight years of experience in post-production process, Pradeep has edited documentary films such as, ‘After the third bell’, short films, and music videos. He has also worked a post-production head for a series of documentary films on traditional and contemporary art and artisans of India, the largest public art program for Mumbai Terminal II Airport.


Manoj JoshiSub-Editor

Manoj is interested in covering technology news of every variety. The junior most member of the media team, Manoj focuses on doing an in-depth research and analysis of the topics he covers. In his personal life, he is a spiritual seeker and a full time yogi.