Olivier Besancenot lives in France, where he works as a postal carrier. He received 1,498,581 votes in the first round of the French presidential elections in 2007.
Karen Gabriel is associate professor in the department of English, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi. She has written extensively on issues of gender, sexuality, nation and representation.
Nandini Chandra teaches English at Hansraj College, New Delhi.