Team Health Collective

The Health Collective has been sharing stories to do with mental health and illness from an India lens since 2016 thanks to a motley crew of contribtuors, artists, folks with lived experience and mental health professionals. Listing some key Contributors from the early stages of the site’s evolution; for more, do read our excellent bylines and feel free to share your comments!

Amrita Tripathi

Amrita Tripathi is the founder-editor of The Health Collective and a partner at The Collectif . She has 18 years of work experience in the media and as a writer. Her novels, Broken News (2010) and The Sibius Knot (2015) deal with the darker side of urban realities. She has co-authored the Mindscape series of books with leading psychologists — Real Stories of Dealing with Depression (2019) with Arpita Anand and Young Mental Health (2020) with Meera Haran Alva. #ComingSoon: The Age of Anxiety. She is @amritat and @healthcollectif. Read More by Amrita here

Abhishek Kumar

     Abhishek Kumar is a partner at The Collectif (2020); He has more than 20 years of experience in the media, working in venture capital and as an entrepreneur. He tweets @akumar2408

Vandita Morarka

Vandita Morarka is a frequent contributor and is the the Founder and CEO of One Future Collective. She’s an independent policy consultant, legal researcher and gender rights facilitator. She tweets @vanditamorarka

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Devanik Saha

Devanik Saha is a frequent contributor, and is interested in issues around mental health, maternal health, and gender. He is a MA Gender & Development graduate from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK and a PHD candidtae. He tweets @devanikindia.

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Ratna Golaknath

Ratna Golaknath is a senior psychologist, adviser to the Health Collective and regular contributor. She has worked with Saarthak for close to a decade. Her Instagram handle is Mental_Health_Reminders
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Sukanya Sharma

Sukanya Sharma believes that mental health needs more significant dialogue today. From a History graduate to an advertising professional to contemplating careers, she is still finding her rhythm. She is also a wildlife enthusiast, a PADI scuba-diver, and an amateur trekker.

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Pia Alize Hazarika

Pia Alize Hazarika is an illustrator primarily interested in comics & visual narrative. Her independent/collaborative work has been published by Penguin India (The PAO Anthology),
COMIX.INDIA, Manta Ray Comics, The Pulpocracy ,Captain Bijli Comics, Yodapress, Zubaan books and Khoj Artists Collective. You can find more of her work here. Her original comics and art from Pig Studio feature on The Health Collective.

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Solo is a Calcutta/Bangalore-based writer and cartoonist. Bored with a very successful career in advertising, she recently quit all the money and sexism to pursue her dreams – which include sleeping, playing with her four cats and raging on the internet.

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Merryn John

Merryn John is Kishore’s partner-in-crime and full-time resident ninja who occasionally moonlights as a graphic designer and comic colourist. She is specialised in branding, packaging, and graphic design.

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Kishore Mohan

Kishore Mohan is a part-time dreamer, full-time artist, and impulsive wanderer, His cartoons and comic strips have been appearing in national dailies since 2008. Kishore has directed animation segments in the several movies and continues to work as a creative consultant and a pre-production/concept artist in the Indian film industry. You can find more here.

Mostly Sequential is an independent publishing firm that dabbles in design and visual development services and began as an ode to Merryn and Kishore’s love for comics and graphic novels.

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