Visual Storyboards is an initiative by the Centre for New Economics Studies (CNES) at the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, O.P. Jindal Global University. 

The initiative, as a methodological experiment, is conceptually aimed at encouraging the development of an audio-video graphic model of anthropological research in the field of development studies, while encouraging a new framework of analytical-scrutiny, taking dialogical conversations around ‘impact assessment’ and ‘livelihood studies’ beyond a metric-fixated view. 

Narratives matter and shape the experiences and lives of those who often find little ‘visibility’ otherwise in the pre-existing formal, organized institutional channels of statistical collation. 

Visual Storyboards, through a public archiving and production of Photo and Video Essays, is directed at decentralizing, democratizing knowledge-creation over time, with a principled commitment to critical scrutiny, further creating aggregated (visual) platforms for both media, and policy advocacy. The initiative’s work is produced in collaboration with digital media platforms such as The Wire,, The Quint, Mint and Deccan Herald (to name a few). 


Jignesh Mistry, Team Lead at Visual Storyboards, is a Pune-based freelance photojournalist. He has been in the field for over 10 years. Currently, he is a regular contributor at The Hindu, The Press Trust of India and the International Wire Agencies.

Sakshi Chindaliya, Team Co-Lead, at Visual Storybaords and Senior Research Assistant at the Centre for New Economic Studies is a teaching and research fellow at Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities. Prior to this she graduated from the University of Warwick with a Masters in Gender and International Development.

Vanshika Mittal, Team Co-Lead, completed her bachelors in Economics and is currently pursuing the PG Diploma program at Ashoka University. She has been associated with the Centre for New Economics Studies as a research analyst for almost two years now.

Prof. Deepanshu Mohan is an Associate Professor of Economics and Director, Centre for New Economics Studies, O.P. Jindal Global. His research work intersects areas of law and economics, political economy and development economics. 

Rajan Mishra, the video editor at Visual Storyboards is presently working in Amity University, Lucknow campus since January 2011. He has worked with various film production houses and also has around 7 years of experience in teaching courses under Film and TV in Lucknow.