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Siddharth Adelkar

Alumni (MIMS 2023)


Employing AI in media, journalism and education. Examining policy frameworks from a public interest viewpoint.


Data Science


Siddharth Adelkar is a software professional with 15 years of product development experience. This includes award-winning platforms such as People's Archive of Rural India (PARI), which he co-founded and where he serves as Tech Editor.

He has worked at global consultancies such as ThoughtWorks Inc. as well as successful Hollywood tech start-ups such as Radius60 (now Pixelogic). In addition to developing innovative media products for major studios, Siddharth has also led product teams of coders, designers, graphic artists and financial analysts at up and coming mobile app start-ups such as Market Pulse.

In 2014, Siddharth co-founded PARI with founding editor, renowned journalist P. Sainath. PARI is a journalism platform that uses combinations of text, audio, video and images to narrate stories on the “everyday lives of everyday people” in up to 14 Indian languages. The US Library of Congress has included PARI in their web archives, describing it as "An important part of [their] collection and the historical record". To date, PARI has won 27 Indian and international awards. Content from PARI is used as part of the curriculum in 56 schools. PARI has partnered with UNDP and the Population Fund of India and other prestigious institutions to report on issues such as climate change that affect the future of humankind.

Siddharth has a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Last updated:

May 21, 2024