Our Team

RathishBalakrishnan_TA_ProfileRathish Balakrishnan – Head, Consumer Business

Rathish has over 10 years of experience across Research & Development, Product Management and Corporate Strategy in diverse multinational technology firms. Rathish started his career with the Centre for Advanced Learning Technologies (CALT), a research initiative of INSEAD where he managed research projects funded by the European commission on e-learning and knowledge management. Rathish loves to read, write, act, direct and spend infinite time with his son. Rathish manages product strategy, technology and business development for The Alternative.


AartiMohan_TA_profileAarti Mohan – Chief Editor

A VLSI design engineer from a past life, Aarti’s passion to be part of the social change process, meet and write about interesting things and force people to reuse the blank side of one-side printed paper have all found adequate expression in The Alternative. The Chief Editor and Head, Content, at The Alternative, is driven by a passion to leverage the power of digital medium to move people towards more sustainable ways of living and thinking. When she is not doing all of that, she can be found running – in trails and half marathons or behind her 5-year-old daughter or to catch up on her classical dancing.


Makepeace_Sitlhou_TA_ProfileMakepeace Sitlhou – Community and Society Editor

A social cause writer who uses wit, panache and charm to get people to live more consciously, Makepeace (indeed, her real name), dreams of starting a photo blog on boho fashion in the city when she isn’t reviewing movies on her personal blog. The rumoured radical feminist gets a kick out of cat gifs and makes diabolical plans to entrap sustainability champions in The Alternative in her free time. Makepeace manages community content and the Society beat on The Alternative.


ChrisIsaac_TA_ProfileChristopher Emmanuel Isaac – Associate Editor

With a lineage that is as long and diverse as his name, Chris is a self-proclaimed internet content guru, complete with hipster beard et al. When he isn’t wasting his time reading about pop-culture, he goes about his day practicing pop-culture, finding fault with most of the world, and making futile attempts to get out of his chair. Chris likes listening to music, the sounds of nature, and the voices inside his head. As an Associate Editor at The Alternative, Chris copy edits, packages content for web and is always drawing up analytics charts to figure where the people are.


Kavya_Chandra_TA_profileKavya Chandra – Engagement Manager

Enjoys her long walks, grows her food on her terrace, takes off on trips to the wild and revels in in-depth conversations about anything under the sun! The environmental science post graduate from SEPT, Ahmedabad, loves her biryani, stands up for women’s rights, fights against stereotypes, and hopes to start a website about everything green one day. At The Alternative, Kavya manages the design and delivery of the Sustainability for Kids program.