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Rajal Pitroda

MBA Student, London Business School and founder of Gametastic

Rajal Pitroda is the founder of Gametastic, a gaming company focused on creating educational content that integrates engineering, design and storytelling. She started her career working in technology, but switched gears when a two-week trip to Mumbai led to a two year stay in India. Rajal worked with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), where she was responsible for creating and executing CII's entertainment strategy, with a focus on the Indian film industry. In 2006, Rajal moved to Los Angeles, where she worked for a boutique marketing and distribution company for independent feature films and documentaries. Two years later, she started her own company to create and manage marketing campaigns for movies. Rajal has written a novel set in Bollywood that was published by Harper Collins in 2011. She graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and is currently a Forte Foundation Fellow in the MBA program at London Business School.

Red State/Blue State

We may be red states and blue states, but we also may want more in common than we think, and that's important to remember regardless of who we elect as president.
11/11/2012 11:36 GMT

Hope and Change in Election 2012

Four years ago, I was standing outside in the Los Angeles heat, knocking on doors in my West Hollywood neighborhood as a volunteer with Obama for America. Today, I sit in an apartment across from rainy Regents Park in London, my absentee ballot waiting to be mailed.
01/11/2012 10:55 GMT

Girls and STEM: Changing Perceptions Through Existing Skills and Interests

Designing a new generation of toys, games and media is not about creating an army of girls who grow up to be physicists and programmers, although this could be a welcome by-product. The goal, instead, could be to build a critical mass of girls who believe that they can do anything they want.
16/10/2012 17:39 BST