Barkha Manral

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Organization: National Knowledge Network
Country: India
Email: barkha.manral [at]
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png   @manralbarkha

Barkha Manral is a technical document writer at National Knowledge Network, National Informatics Centre. She joined NIC as a outsource staff in the year 2020. She has worked and written documents on various technology and her keen interest in writing can be seen in her blogs. She has her foot in the knowledge of Networking, wireless and wired Networks, and Servers, and at present, she is working with the DNS team on Public DNS (, one of the major initiatives towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat. She has written blogs under the technical writing genre, proofread two books, and written a patent paper.

Barkha was featured in the ICANN 78 - Hamburg Playing Card Deck

Interest and Skill Sets

  • Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Domain Name System
  • Writing technical blogs (available at
  • Proofread the handbook - “TUNE INTO WLC” (ISBN No - 978-93-5419-656-0 and Copyright No L-97828/2020) and co-authored the book “AN INTRODUCTION TO CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE” (ISBN No - 978-93-5419-269-2 and Copyright No L-98405/2021).
  • Policymaking and curating


Barkha Manral completed her B.Sc. in Life sciences from Ramjas College, University of Delhi, India in 2017. She has done a Master's in Public Administration from Indira Gandhi National Open University in 2021 and is currently pursuing a Master's in Computer Application from Indira Gandhi National Open University. She holds certifications like CBS (IGNOU), JNCIA-MIST AI, CISCO-NETWORKING ESSENTIALS, CISCO-INTRODUCTION TO CYBER SECURITY, and BASICS OF GIS.


Member of the Drafting Committee for APrIGF for the year 2022 and headed the Sustainability group in the committee part.

YIGF-India 6th edition OC member

inSIG participant for year 2023 ICANN78 fellow

Volunteer Member of Implementation Review team-ICANN

Member of Universal Acceptance Stakeholder Group, Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation[APRALO] (ICANN Communities)

Youth Student at NetMission Asia under NetMission Academy 2024