Bharati Chaturvedi is a writer and environmentalist. She is the founder of an India based non-profit, Chintan, which works on environmental issues, with the poor and gender at
the centre of its work. She has a Masters degree in History from Delhi University and a Masters in International Public Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, which also awarded her the prestigious 2009 Johns Hopkins Alumni “Knowledge for the World Award”. She has previously received the globally recognized LEAD fellowship and is a fellow at the Synergos Institute, New York.
Bharati serves on the Board of several organizations and has won awards for her leadership and work. Under her leadership, Chintan has won several international awards. These include the
US Secretary of State’s Award for Empowerment of Women and Girls, (2012), the UNBMW Intercultural Innovation Award (2013), Awarded by Google (2013). In 2014, Chintan was awarded the Mention Speciale Human Rights Award from the French Government and also won the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award. In 2015, Chintan won the UN Climate Solutions Award, 2015 at COP21, Paris.
Bharati writes a popular column for the Hindustan Times, GreenPiece, on environmental issues . You can read her frequent writings in India’s leading publications : Indian Today and Scroll as well. She also brought out Finding Delhi, a book on the Capital City, published by Penguin India. Bharati is an avid birder and is deeply interested in the arts. If she had a parallel life, she would spend it in the wilderness.