Digant (Dig-unth), which means horizon in Sanskrit, was born and raised in Kuwait. He was a 2012 HIA-Fellow in Amsterdam, where his research focused the peculiar case of undeportable refugees. The Fellowship instilled in him the importance of being an active citizen to protect hard-won democratic rights.
Digant’s family history and first-hand experiences of global events such as the partition of India-Pakistan, the Gulf War, the 2003 Iraq War, and now the ISIS threat, have taught him that the consequences of politics transcend geographical borders. He spends 1-2 months every year working with the Aam Aadmi Party in India since 2014. He was a Booth Management Coordinator during the 2015 Delhi elections, managing a team of 750. The party swept Delhi 67-3.
Writing is Digant’s creative outlet. His work on Indian politics and culture has been featured in online media outlets such as The Huffington Post, Daily News & Analysis, and Youth Ki Awaaz. His blog, The Inquisitive Indian, has garnered over 50,000 views.
Digant is the COO in his family business (textiles: furnishing fabric) in Kuwait, and is seeking to expand to more stable markets and cleaner industries. He studied Economics and International Relations at Emory and Cambridge respectively.
Updated May 2019