Research on mining

Happy to report that I have  finished with classes in school. I would be lying if I said, I will not miss sitting in a class and engaging in it. Even reading a book can be political, someone said.  Being in a class, is not far behind. But all good things come to an end,…

Risk Theory

Risk: a seemingly common word that pervades our lives. I spent all summer researching on risk theories, risk cultures and risk perceptions in India and China. During my internship with International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) I wrote up a paper on how Indians and Chinese perceive risk. What factors contribute to risk perception among people?…

Health diplomacy

I am back again, after a long hiatus. Well, the months flew fast and I stopped gasping on how quickly half a year went by. Lots to say, but in this post, I will just record one of my more serious engagements in the past few months. I happened to take a course on global…

MY PRIOR WORK

My previous reporting work can be found in the links below organized based on the issues I wrote on. BANKING & INSURANCE INDIAN ECONOMY & POLITICS These were primarily for The Economic Times and Business Standard in New Delhi. THE DEVELOPMENT DEBATE IN INDIA  Stories on the development debate in India were reported for The…

Conflict & Development

Ever since school resumed last month, I was figuring out my schedule for the next few months during this semester. Now its sorted. A bunch of interesting classes this time. For starters, I have opted for the conflict and development track. It makes for some very fascinating and informed reading on the economic compulsions for…

The ‘I’ in Journalism

Nilanjana Roy on How to be a journalist. This is an interesting perspective: whether journalists must remain invisible while producing their stories. Roy talks about how Katherine Boo’s work defies the general trend that ‘I’ is everywhere.  It is a good professional habit and culture to inculcate for long form reporting – to remain absent…

At long last

I have finally started putting this website together. It was in hibernation for a year. I am still trying to put a finger on how updating a website may be different from blogging. Well, I guess, to gather all the disparate bits of information that surface on search engines, a website does a decent job…

The development debate in India

THE GUARDIAN Social audits in India – a slow but sure way to fight corruption: The Guardian,  January 2012 India’s census reveals a glaring gap: girls: The Guardian, May 2011 Growth in India – the state of the trickle-down debate:  The Guardian, March 2011 India is rolling out identity cards: The Guardian, March 2011 FINANCIAL…

Hi!

My website is in the works. I am having fun doing this. Hopefully, I will set it up real quick. Patnaik.