Deepa Kumar


I am the Founder /CEO of GrassRoute India, an independent, non-partisan organisation focused on increasing direct and real-time interaction between political representatives and citizens. My vision for the organisation has been one that would enable a more participatory democracy in India. These dialogues are policy-driven and offer citizens opportunities to seek accountability from their representatives more often than during elections.

I also offer consultation to political representatives on how to connect with citizens using social media. I have a keen interest in legislation, and occasionally write opinion editorials, analytical pieces and reportages for different publications.

I have also been a Salsa and Latin Ballroom instructor for over seven years. I have been a Volleyball and Handball player through school and college, and hope to play for the University of Oxford. I am an avid traveller, and am seven states away from having visited all of India’s states and union territories.

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