It was ThoughtWorks Founder Chairman Neville Roy Singham who made me believe that PARI in its present form was possible. Roy thought the project was nuts, but loved its audacity. Drawing from a (physical) photo exhibition of mine in 2011, he laid out the possibilities of a fully curated photo exhibition -- and more -- online. We were also able to use the original text panels as well, yet . You can see the outcome of that idea on: Visible Work, Invisible Women
At every stage, subsequently, Roy’s ideas and energy pushed the idea of PARI forward. No acknowledgement of his contribution can be strong enough.
When PARI was still a fledgling notion, the contribution of Prof. Ananya Mukherjee of York University, Toronto, to its ideas, concepts and clarity was critical. The strong education-related component of PARI owes much to her influence.
Volunteer techies from ThoughtWorks India made PARI the platform happen. Without them, none of this would have materialised. Many helped in immeasurable ways, but Manoj Mahalingam (now independent) and Satish Viswanathan played key roles in getting us off the ground. Siddharth Adelkar was and is central to our overall effort.
Scores of others helped in big and many ways.
Software Development Team
Jayakumar Chinnappan (Tech lead, Final Lap)
Manoj S Mahalingam (Tech lead)
Suganthi Krishnavathi T
Jeyakar J Vaiz
Arvind Ram A
Gowri Jayalakshmi R
Gaurav Manoharrav Ingalkar
Mohit Shankarrao Pote
Mubashar Nadeem Sibgathullah
Senthil V S
Satish Kumar Viswanathan
Poornima R S
Swecha Technology Team
Kashi Vishwanatha Reddy
Sumanth Suresh Nagadavalli
Core group/ Content/ Support/ Admin
Naveen Roy Benedict
A very special thanks to P.R. Gandhi, Kartik Shah and Eesha Thakkar of P.R. Gandhi & Co, Mumbai and Prakash Shah of Delhi for their invaluable assistance.
We are most indebted to the volunteers, journalists, film makers, other contributors who gifted us so much time and labour. They are too many in number to list here. There may also be a couple of names we’ve missed out by accident for which we beg pardon. There are also some whom we cannot name because, alas, of where they’re working.