ANHAD in a voluntary organisation which works on questions of democracy, pluralism, diversity, secularism and gender justice. Shabnam Hashmi is a social activist and founder of ANHAD
Dhruv began training in music at the age of 7 under Ms. Shahana Bannerjee of the Gwalior Gharana. At the age of 11, he developed a keen interest in the art of percussion and started learning the Tabla under Pandit B.S. Ramanna of the Lucknow Gharana. By the age of 13, Dhruv had become deeply interested in Sufi music, especially Qawwali and started pursuing the form under Ustad Meraj Nizami Qawwal of the Delhi Gharana and he also learn singing from the famous Sufi singer Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Shehla Hashmi taught Geography for fifteen years before she began the study of pottery in 1995. She studied pottery under the guidance of Devi Prasad. She has been exhibiting her work for over a decade. She has her own pottery studio where she makes pottery and also gives lessons in pottery techniques of clay making to firing and glazing of pots.
This report on the state of the minorities under 100 days of the Narendra Modi govt was released on 27 September 2014 at a public meeting in New Delhi jointly organised by a number of civil society and non governmental organisations.