Meet Our Team

  1. Meghna Mehra (Founder of AIQA & National EC Member) Author and Consultant As the founder of AIQA and a dynamic member of the National EC, Meghna brings a wealth of knowledge, passion, and leadership to our team.A prolific author, Meghna has penned three compelling books: Marriage Of Convenience, a narrative that delves into the complexities of arranged marriages; Ghost From The Revolutionary Past, a stirring exploration of historical influences on contemporary issues; and Pocket Dictionary of the LGBTQIA+ Community, an essential guide that illuminates diverse identities and experiences within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.Meghna’s academic journey is equally impressive. She holds a BA in Political Science Honors and a Master’s in Political Science from the prestigious Delhi University. Furthering her commitment to advocacy and education, she also earned an MA in Women and Gender Studies and a PG Diploma in CSR enriching her perspectives and deepening her impact.

2. Sujitha (National EC Member and Board Member)

Engineer and Artist

Introducing Sujitha, a vibrant board member whose colorful life canvas is as eclectic as it is inspiring! Based in the bustling city of Mumbai, Sujitha is not only a passionate artist but also an accomplished engineer. Their unique blend of creativity and technical expertise lights up every project they touch.

Identifying as enby panromantic pansexual, Sujitha is a proud advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community. His journey and identity bring invaluable insights into the discussions around diversity and inclusion. With over five years of experience in the corporate sector, Sujitha offers a fresh, innovative perspective that challenges the status quo and encourages more inclusive practices. He has worked with organisations like Deloitte, NIIT among others.

At our organization, Sujitha is celebrated not just for their achievements but for their enthusiastic commitment to making the workplace—and the world—a more accepting and vibrant place for everyone. Join us in appreciating Sujitha, whose dedication and vision help pave the way for meaningful change.

3. Renbeni, Board Member and President of AIQA Nagaland

Literature Student

Meet Renbeni, a dedicated board member and the esteemed president of AIQA Nagaland. Hailing from the scenic vistas of Nagaland, Renbeni is not only a student of literature but also a fervent advocate for social justice.

With a keen understanding of social issues through a gendered lens, Renbeni is deeply committed to advancing women’s rights and championing LGBTQIA+ rights within her community. Her vision is to illuminate these crucial issues in Nagaland, fostering understanding and advocating for meaningful change.

Beyond her advocacy for gender and LGBTQIA+ rights, Renbeni is passionate about the education of underprivileged girls. She believes that empowering young women through education is key to breaking cycles of poverty and injustice, enabling them to rise as leaders of tomorrow.

Renbeni’s blend of passion, knowledge, and activism makes her a pivotal force in our organization. We are proud to have her lead the charge in Nagaland, inspiring all of us to push for progress and equality. Join us in supporting Renbeni’s efforts to create a more inclusive and equitable society.

“My ultimate goal is to expand and spread awareness about the queer community in the State and create a friendly and safe environment for the same”– Renbeni

4. Vishal Rout, Board member and National Vice President, AIQA


Introducing Vishal Rout, our esteemed National Vice President and a visionary in the realms of science and social advocacy. A postgraduate in biotechnology, Vishal is not just a budding scientist but a passionate activist dedicated to fostering equality and inclusivity.

Vishal’s robust background in lab research and industry fields is matched by a profound commitment to addressing social issues. Through his scientific expertise and social activism, he challenges stereotypes and champions the cause of gender equality in India. His goal is clear: to create a more inclusive world where diversity is not just accepted but celebrated.

As a leader in our organization, Vishal’s innovative approach and dedication inspire us all. Join us in supporting his efforts to drive change and build a fairer society, one breakthrough at a time.

5. Anamika Arora, Board Member and National Secretary, AIQA (closeted)

Lawyer & Champion for LGBTQIA+ Rights

Introducing Anamika, a fervent advocate and law graduate dedicated to empowering the LGBTQIA+ community and supporting survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. Anamika’s legal expertise is matched only by her deep commitment to social justice, driving her efforts to create a more equitable society.

Anamika understands the profound impact that legal support can have on the lives of individuals facing discrimination and violence. Her work is grounded in the belief that combating transphobia is essential to the broader gender equality movement. She strives to use her legal skills not just in the courtroom, but as a tool for broader social change, advocating for policies and practices that uphold the dignity and rights of all individuals.

With Anamika on our team, we are equipped to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing marginalized communities today. Her passion and expertise are vital as we work together to dismantle barriers and foster an inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Join us in supporting Anamika’s mission to defend and empower those who need it most.

6. Pranay Javeri, Board Member and Support Group Incharge

Psychologist who works for Accessible Mental Health

Pranay Javeri is dedicated psychologist based in the vibrant city of Mumbai, whose commitment to making mental health care accessible and inclusive is truly commendable. Pranay brings a solid educational background with a BA in Psychology and an MS in Clinical Psychology, equipping him with both the knowledge and empathy to make a significant impact.

With over five years of experience in the field, Pranay has collaborated with various organizations, dedicating his expertise to serve diverse communities. He passionately believes that mental health is a fundamental right and works tirelessly to ensure that services are not only available but also tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual.

Pranay’s approach to mental health advocacy is driven by the principle of inclusivity, ensuring that all individuals, regardless of their background, have access to the support and resources they need to thrive. Join us in supporting Pranay’s mission to break down barriers and foster a society where mental well-being is a priority for everyone.

7. Mohd Jasim Buksh, Board Member and President, AIQA West Bengal

Aspiring Journalist

Mohammed Jasim, a dynamic and dedicated individual currently pursuing a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Calcutta University. Jasim is a certified digital marketer, a passionate social activist, and an innovative content creator. His exceptional skills in event management have earned him the role of State President of AIQA in Kolkata, West Bengal.

Jasim’s leadership is evident through his successful organization of numerous impactful events, including cloth distribution drives, orphanage visits, and a pride walk in the city. In addition to these initiatives, he expertly manages internships and various organizational responsibilities, showcasing his outstanding leadership and organizational prowess.

Driven by a passion for leveraging communication for social impact, Jasim continues to inspire and lead with strategic vision and hands-on engagement. We are proud to have Jasim’s enthusiasm and expertise as part of our team, making a meaningful difference through the AIQA Foundation.

8. Mohit Som, Board Member and Incharge of Events (Closeted)


Mohit is currently pursuing his MBA from Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology. He holds a B.Com degree from Delhi University. Mohit is a strong advocate for gender equality, diversity, and inclusion, bringing his passion and dedication to our mission. With his educational background and commitment to social justice, Mohit is a valuable asset to our team.

9. Gaurav, Board Member and Incharge of Events

10. Imran Khan, Member and Hindi Editor


Meet Imran Khan, a dedicated educator and prolific writer from Delhi, who brings a wealth of experience and passion to our team. Imran, who proudly identifies as gay, has made significant contributions to the educational sector, having taught at Bapu Public School and Sir Sayyed Abid Hussain School at Jamia Millia Islamia after completing his B.Ed degree. His academic prowess is further highlighted by his Masters in Hindi language literature.

Imran’s exceptional writing skills are evident in the 650 Hindi language articles and commentaries he has authored, which delve into the lives and challenges of women and LGBTQ+ communities, among other social issues. His articulate and poignant writing aims to shed light on the nuanced experiences of these communities, bringing their stories to the forefront of societal discourse.

With a deep-seated commitment to advocacy, Imran aspires to use his words to effect change, raise awareness, and champion the causes of marginalized groups. Through his powerful narratives, he strives to be a voice for the LGBTQ+ community and women, helping their stories resonate with a broader audience and inspire action.

Join us in embracing Imran’s vision of a more inclusive and understanding world, as he continues to educate, write, and advocate for equality and justice.

11. Kriti, Board Member and AIQA Punjab President (Closeted)

Educator working for inclusive education

Introducing Kriti, a passionate educator whose commitment to accessible and equitable education is both inspiring and transformative. With a rich academic background including a BA Honors and an MA in English, followed by an MPhil in English Literature from Delhi University, and a B.Ed from IP University, Kriti is well-equipped to champion the cause of education for all.

Kriti staunchly believes that education should not just be a privilege but a right accessible to everyone, regardless of their social or economic status. Her advocacy extends fervently towards ensuring that educational institutions are inclusive spaces where the LGBTQIA+ community and women receive equal treatment and opportunities.

Driven by the conviction that the progress of Punjab—and indeed any society—lies in uplifting those at its margins, Kriti works tirelessly to promote educational practices that embrace all sections of society. Her vision is one of a world where education bridges divides and fosters a community of informed, empowered individuals.

Join us in supporting Kriti as she continues to educate, inspire, and advocate for a more inclusive and equitable educational landscape.

12. Vivek, Board Member and AIQA Punjab Vice President (Closeted)


Welcome Vivek, a visionary member of our team whose roots in rural Punjab have deeply influenced his commitment to social change. With a robust educational background, including an engineering degree and a Master’s in Economics, Vivek combines technical expertise with a profound understanding of economic frameworks to address social inequalities.

Vivek’s seven-year tenure in India’s corporate sector has not only honed his professional skills but has also deepened his resolve to advocate for those affected by domestic and gender-based violence. He is particularly passionate about empowering survivors and believes that the upliftment of women, the LGBTQIA+ community, and other minorities is crucial for the country’s overall development and economic prosperity.

Driven by a vision to instill change from the ground up, Vivek is dedicated to promoting education and gender equality at the grassroots level. His approach is both strategic and compassionate, aiming to create sustainable solutions that foster a more equitable society.

Join us in supporting Vivek as he continues to champion the cause of equality and development, transforming lives and communities with dedication and expertise.