I am an aspiring researcher in politics and policy based in India. My work so far revolves around the themes of sustainable development, efficient policymaking and politics of nationalism with a primary focus on India. I am currently leading the public policy initiative - The Hunger Map Project at Khaana Chahiye Foundation, Mumbai. Our goal is to develop an effective crisis management infrastructure for the city which can help the local government body in reaching out to the vulnerable in the city without delay.
Along with my work at Khaana Chahiye, I am exploring my professional interests through independent, interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with organizations and researchers. Prior to this, I worked for Political Edge, a political consulting firm as an Election Researcher and Maadhyam, a participatory policy platform covering the Monsoon parliamentary session in 2019.
I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Arts (Research) in Sociology with a minor in International Relations and Public Affairs from Shiv Nadar University. My dissertation, “Bedhadak: Analysing the Performative Politics of the Shiv Sena in Mumbai” analyzed a nativist, political organization in Mumbai. A part of this research was presented at the 18th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations at the University of Texas at Austin on 6th June 2018.
In my free time, you can find me scrolling through my Twitter and Instagram feeds or stocking my personal library while drinking copious amounts of tea. I am always looking for reading, music, movie recommendations so feel free to reach out if you have any.