Student Voices

Women Farmers in India

Female farmers are central to India’s agricultural economy: Yet, are they still invisible?

Women farmers are invisible as far as the state and society are concerned. They perform most of the ‘big jobs’ like sowing and harvesting, yet, their access to resources is...

microfinance

The story of microfinance in India

‘Microfinancing’ was introduced in India in the 1980s as a solution to poverty and to empower women. Despite its strong potential, the microfinance sector faces challenges related to accessibility in...

Delhi Rashtrapati Bhavan

A hazy look back at pollution in India in 2019

As part of our Student Voices series, Divya Manocha from UCL reflects on the state of India’s grey skies in 2019 along with providing a run-down of the environmental policies...

India tech

Contemporary rise in nationalism: The setting stone for conservative immigration policies

As part of our Student Voices series, International Relations student Paakhi Bhatnagar talks about the rise of the more nationalist immigration policies Nationalist sentiments have become an omnipresent theme in...

Cauvery

Cauvery water dispute: Economic, Social or Political?

“Water is our common present and future, it is the invaluable heritage of our children” In 2006, reinforcing the urgent need of judicious water usage, President of Mexico, Vincent Fox...

Rohingya in Delhi

Who are the “boat people”? Where did they come from?

With tears rolling down, a Rohingya Muslim woman in her tattered cotton sari explained her plight of living as a refugee in Delhi. The capital city of India, alone hosts...

India tech

Let’s change the way we think about the future of work in India

Almost 11 million Indians lost their jobs during 2018, a report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) said recently. The future of work is discussed extensively in this...

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