About Us

Karvaan India is India’s first not for profit digital news platform that intends to create a new sustainable model of independent journalism through small scale sustainable not-for-profit business models. This model intends to keep journalism away from big money bags and yet not make it dependable entirely on donations.

Editorially we have some unique initiatives with a focus on how to bring ground reporting back to the centre of journalism.

Our Founders

Asad Ashraf

Founding Editor

Asad Ashraf is the founding editor of Karvaan India based out of Delhi. He has worked with The Citizen.in as an Associate Editor apart from various stints at many other mainstream media organisations in India including DNA, TEHELKA, WION, STATESMAN, INDIA TODAY, and others. He also contributes to several foreign publications.

Tanzil Rahman


Tanzil Rahman is a poet and an entrepreneur based in New Delhi. He is the co-founder of Karvaan and facilitates an Urdu learning program at Karvaan. Professionally he runs a consulting firm named Stepping Cloud and is an alumnus of AMU and IIM Bangalore.

Our Advisory

Anand Vivek Taneja

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Islamic Traditions of South Asia at Vanderbuilt University.

Abhishek Majumdar

Playwright, theatre director and scenographer based out of Bangalore. Visiting associate professor of Arts in New York University Abu Dhabi

Max Kramer

Post-doctoral researcher at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany.

Manish Sethi

Assistant Professor at Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Aditya Menon

Notable Indian Journalist

Ambarien Alqadar

Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Assistant Professor at The Rochester Institute of Technology Film and Animation Program