Rohini Lakshané

Researcher in Mysuru, India

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Rohini Lakshané is a technologist, Wikimedian, and public policy researcher. She is Director (Emerging Research) at The Bachchao Project, India, and former Program Officer, Centre for Internet and Society.

An engineer by training, Rohini has worked on several research and advocacy projects on the intersection of technology, policy, and civil liberties. Her body of work encompasses diverse territories such as the application of technology and policy to solve issues of gender inequity and violence; access to knowledge; openness; patent reform; making tech spaces diverse and inclusive; and the cross-hairs of gender, sexuality and the Internet. She was a Wikipedian-in-Residence (pilot project) in Mumbai in 2013 and currently serves on the Simple Annual Plan Grants advisory committee.

In 2014 and 2015, Rohini served on the jury of The Best of Blogs, an international award honouring excellence in online activism, instituted by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

In a previous avatar, Rohini worked as a technology journalist and editor in the print and web domains, ferreting out stories on human interest and online civil liberties.

You may write to and speak with Rohini in English, Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Spanish and Japanese, but be warned that her Kanji is poor.

Rohini lives to travel and travels to live, tweets @aldebaran14 and blogs at Aarohini.

  • Work
    • The Bachchao Project
  • Education
    • University of Mumbai
    • National Law School of India University