About the Development Aficionado

Samyukth S

Polemicist | Policy Researcher | Development Worker

“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks but in how it thinks” – Christopher Hitchens

I would like to think myself as an independent thinker exploring the ocean of knowledge. I’ve never accepted an answer just because it is the norm, I would rather remain under the shelters of oblivion. The only thing I know for certain is that I don’t know. I don’t know innumerable things and it is in that understanding that I ground my humility.

I am also a strong proponent of free speech and expression. Like the great Voltaire proclaimed, I may not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

What excites me the most

  • Helping Vulnerable communities
  • Debating
  • Reading anything under the sun
  • Philosophizing
  • Policy Research
  • Creating class consciousness

What keeps me busy

  • Masters Student in Development Management at Madras School of Social Work
  • Co-founder and President of Arpana Foundation
  • Co-founder of Convibe Solutions