Festival Director

Rakesh Kacker

Rakesh Kacker took over as Director of India Habitat Centre on 1 September 2014.  An Economics Masters from the Delhi School of Economics, he taught in Delhi University for three years before joining the Indian Administrative Service in 1977.  As a civil service officer, Kacker has worked in the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Government of India. He retired from the Government of India as Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing. He has also worked in The Energy Research Institute (TERI) and in the Indian Wind Energy Association (INWEA). As Senior Fellow at TERI, he was project advisor for Integration of environmental policy in the Sectoral Policies of the Asian Development Bank. He has also been part of various commissions and review committees dealing with natural resources, energy and power. His work in the Government has been towards promoting better environmental compliance, solving problems relating to environmental management in the power sector, and increasing the contribution of renewables through the use of economic instruments. Under his directorship the IHC Indian Languages Festival has undergone a remarkable identity makeover as ILF Samanvay.

Director of Programmes, IHC

Vidyun M Singh

Vidyun M Singh is Director of Programmes at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. With a multi disciplinary background in the Arts, she has been heading the Programmes Department since its inception in 1997.

Production Head, IHC

Shadab Hussain

Shadab Hussain is Operations Head of the Programmes Department at Habitat World, IHC. His awareness of the production management ecosystem in performance arts makes him an uncompromising professional and delightful collaborator. The stimulating art & culture evenings at Habitat draw upon his managerial energy to make things work!

Programmes Head, IHC

Renu Oberoi

Renu Oberoi is the vivacious head of the Programmes Department at Habitat World, IHC. She moved into cultural programming, festival design, and curatorial work from a hospitality background. Her translucent streak energizes all and she is passionate about hiking into the mighty mountainous unknown.
Programmes Manager, IHC

Meera Desor

Meera Desor is Manager with the Programmes Department. She graduated from the Lady Irwin College and joined Habitat in 1998, and is now in her second stint with the department. She also taught at the Galaxy Education School, Gujarat, for 3 years.

Assistant Programmes Manager, IHC

Satchin Joseph Koshy

Satchin Joseph Koshy is Assistant Manager with the Programmes Department, Habitat World, IHC. He comes from a literary studies background, and worked with Katha Books and LILA Foundation in the past.
Programmes Assistant, IHC

Naresh Bisht

Naresh Bisht, who comes from the Land of Gods, Uttarakhand, works with the Programmes Department at Habitat World, IHC. He is also a vocalist who performs regularly at community gatherings and special occasions.

Programmes Assistant, IHC

Wasib Seikh

Wasib Seikh, who is from Asansol in West Bengal, identifies himself as a small town boy with big dreams. He completed his graduation and then began participating in cultural activities. His interest in this segment landed him at the programmes teamof India Habitat Centre. He was in charge of the transportation logistics in ILF Samanvay 2015.

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