Gender gaps in education

Advertisements Interesting new paper from Dr Ashwini Despande of Ashoka University on gender gaps in school education in India, which underlines the persisting gaps in the quality of education offered to girls as compared to boys. The paper notes that “the gender gap in private schooling increased slightly over the period, with the largest increase… Continue reading Gender gaps in education

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Why my heart gently weeps

I am not the life of a party but street conversations with strangers is my strong suit. They say introverts excel at one on one conversations. Never ever in my life have I survived an Uber ride without conversing with the driver, for instance. It’s true that common, working class people set off something in me.

Notes on how to write

Should writers write from personal experience or attempt something completely foreign to their understanding? How can they write anything beyond what they know and if they can’t, can we say they aren’t writers but mere memoirists?

Quote

Advertisements  “I knew I could be the best in the world if I got one second better every day.”  This inspired me today. Who said this?

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Times when journalism was useful for the academia

Advertisements When I was actively reporting, I overlooked the academic papers that referred to my reports. As a journalist, I wrote on diverse themes – from culture to politics to economy. I remember how my academic sources would direct me to my reports referred to in research papers but I wouldn’t bookmark them. Only recently,… Continue reading Times when journalism was useful for the academia

I am watching this old video of myself and feeling yuck.

Advertisements I have always wondered what is it about the past that makes us nostalgic. Is it the overnight obsession with all things lost to time, or just an emotional journey we must undergo so that we can make peace with the present? None of these make sense to me so when I look back… Continue reading I am watching this old video of myself and feeling yuck.

7 Things Govt Could Have Done To Stop the Delhi Riots

Advertisements 7-things-govt-could-have-done-to-stop-the-delhi-riotsDownload The law, judgments and precedents are unanimous: the police are empowered, can and must take urgent action to curb rioting. As former police chiefs tell us, the Delhi riots could have been stopped at many levels and stages. They were not. First published in Article-14. PALLAVI SINGH New Delhi: The toll in the… Continue reading 7 Things Govt Could Have Done To Stop the Delhi Riots

My report as academic reference

Advertisements This is just a delightful discovery. I have stumbled upon another book in which one of my reports on the RSS has been referenced. This was a 2018 release titled ‘Messengers of Hindu Nationalism: How the RSS Reshaped India’ by academics Walter Andersen, and Shridhar D. Damle.

Sec 144, CrPC: Is the law being misused? I find out

Advertisements Here is a piece I wrote for Article 14 on Section 144 of the CrPC: why-2-courts-stopped-police-from-using-a-colonial-lawDownload This is the law that has been used by the police only too frequently to put restrictions on anti-CAA protests across India. But is such frequent use an abuse of the law? Read to find out.

Highly curable if reported in time

Advertisements Four diseases claim more than 24,000 lives in New Delhi . On top of the ‘killer list’ lies respiratory diseases. Heart diseases, tuberculosis (TB), and cancer come pretty close. Those who suffer, pay a big price — both physically and financially. Together, the four diseases affect more than 30 per cent of Delhi’s population.… Continue reading Highly curable if reported in time

Woe of the working class

Advertisements Four diseases claim more than 24,000 lives in New Delhi . On top of the ‘killer list’ lies respiratory diseases. Heart diseases, tuberculosis (TB), and cancer come pretty close. Those who suffer, pay a big price — both physically and financially. Together, the four diseases affect more than 30 per cent of Delhi’s population.… Continue reading Woe of the working class

Heat On Young Heart

Advertisements Four diseases claim more than 24,000 lives in New Delhi . On top of the ‘killer list’ lies respiratory diseases. Heart diseases, tuberculosis (TB), and cancer come pretty close. Those who suffer, pay a big price — both physically and financially. Together, the four diseases affect more than 30 per cent of Delhi’s population.… Continue reading Heat On Young Heart

Smoking Life Out of Delhi

Advertisements Four diseases claim more than 24,000 lives in New Delhi. On top of the ‘killer list’ lies respiratory diseases, followed by heart diseases, tuberculosis (TB), and cancer. Those who suffer, pay a big price — both physically and financially. Together, the four diseases affect more than 30 per cent of Delhi’s population. Such is… Continue reading Smoking Life Out of Delhi

EconHistorienne

Advertisements I am launching EconHistorienne, my twice-a-month newsletter for original storytelling from India. Through this newsletter, I will deliver Narrative Storytelling on Inequality, Capitalism, Globalization and Social Unrest in India and essays on History to contextualize these themes. Why should you subscribe to my newsletter? Because you read, you value great research, you love good… Continue reading EconHistorienne