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.
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.
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!
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.
Satchin Joseph Koshy
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.
An advertising and branding professional, Aadil Jamal works on the look and feel of ILF Samanvay. And when he doesn’t feel like working (which is quite often, he says), he is out with his camera. His photography exhibitions (Ramaq – The Dance of Filigree at Dusk, Aks-O-Aab-Reflections On Water) have been showcased at the India Habitat Centre.
He is the quirky little web designer of ILF Samanvay 2016. With a strong foothold in web design and professional experience with a few startups, this manga fanatic, deceptively ambitious individual makes no compromise when it comes to serving the true purpose of art in technology.