M.A. Candidate – Class of 2019

I have been a journalist for over fifteen years. My last about four years have been with Frontline magazine based in Hyderabad India. I have covered a wide range of issues, from human rights violations; corruption in India’s higher judiciarydrought and climate change; to the maturing of the country’s transgender movement. I hold an undergraduate degree in Economics from University of Madras and a Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India.

Research Interests

My initial research focus would be on devising economic models, which flow from the understanding that the Earth’s natural resources are no longer abundant. That is to say, creating a stakeholder driven commodity production process in every sector where the central focus is on sustainable development, be they public or private entities. This would flow from an international regulatory framework that defines the finite quantity of the Globe’s crucial natural resources, such as sand, water, metals and timber; and places restrictions on their use with a sector-wise break-up. These restrictions would be based on a “pay back” model of use-reuse-rejuvenate. There is much at stake in devising such a process – sovereignty, economic, social, and gender justice. These influencing factors have to be accommodated within the contours of such an economic model. I plan to examine this broad theme taking water as an example.