Ekta is one of the co-founders of maraa. She has a background in literature, media studies and film. She has been working at maraa since 2008 as a researcher, curator and facilitator around issues of gender, labour & caste in rural and urban contexts. Her films are around labour, migration and cities (www.tinsheets.in). Her recent film birha is about grief, loss and disappearances, in the context of migration. Her interests range from poetry, painting, folk music to insects, flowers and properties of light.