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RR Intern 2017

Sharon Jose

Sharon Jose is a student of Bachelors in International Relations at OP Jindal Global University. She has attended various conferences, organized events in her University and visited orphanages. As a young student she has developed a keen interest in research and analytical studies. Her research interests include foreign policy, education and economic development, among others. She also has a keen interest in issues focused on economics and philosophy.
Her other interests include music, traveling, photography, reading, and writing.

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Anubhuti Kakati

Anubhuti is studying Political Science (B.A. Hons.) with sociology as an elective at Lady Shri Ram College for Women. She is passionate about debating and is a member of the Debating and MUN Societies at LSR. She has honed her skills in organizing and leading and holds the position of President of the Political Science Department. She has previously volunteered with SEWA as a mentor for the Youth Connect Program. She enjoys teaching children and loves to work on new ventures with them.
She also spends her time dancing, exploring new forms of music and watching Late Night Talk Shows.

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Asma Khan

Asma Khan is currently pursuing her Masters in Political Science from the University of Delhi. She has previously held the position of the Chairperson of the Advocacy Council and headed the India-Australia Youth Forum in an organization called Global Youth India. With an interest to analyze public policy processes in India and to make the research in this area more refined to produce feasible policies, she hopes to contribute towards good governance and a well-informed citizenry in her country. She aims to focus her research and contribute towards rural development in India in the future. She is hardworking, curious to learn new facts and always ready to help others with her knowledge and skills.

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Shruti Appalla
Shruti Appalla is pursuing undergraduate studies in Political Science at Kamala Nehru College. A convenor of her college’s Youth Empowerment Society, she is an avid reader and competitive debater. In the past, she has worked as a volunteer/intern for The Centre For Social Research, The Wordsworth Project and National Institute of Social Defense. She also writes policy pieces for online magazines like GOI Monitor and The Indian Economist. Currently working towards a career in research and advocacy on issues of international relations and public policy, she hopes to study conflict resolution and gender dynamics.
She cherishes spending time laughing over political satires, Japanese sit-down comedy and listening to music.

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Tanvi Bansal
Tanvi is pursuing a Bachelors in Economics at Hindu College, University of Delhi. Apart from being crazy about theatre, travelling, music, literature, and shows, Tanya is obsessed with the concept of Economics of Happiness, and is excited to one day have her name penned down in the textbooks for an economic breakthrough. Tanya hopes to revolutionize the economic well-being after she one day completes a Masters in Development and Applied Economics course. 

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Aashi Srivastava
Aashi Srivastava is currently pursuing Masters in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. A driven social worker, Aashi has worked extensively with National Human Rights Commission and Asmat, an NGO that mobilizes country’s youth in order to bring about change at the grassroots. She wishes to advance her career in research with her primary area of focus being politics and society of India.
In her spare time, Aashi enjoys writing, drinking coffee and travelling.

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Ria Goyal
Ria is a student of Political Science at Lady Shri Ram College for Women. She is interested in public policy and administration, and hopes to affect positive change in society through concentrated effort and will. Passionate about volunteer work, especially in the field of children's education, she also has a deep affinity for reading and loves to travel. Trained in Russian classical ballet, Ria is currently channeling her love for dancing through the dance society of her college.

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Naman Jain
Naman Jain is a second-year student of Economics at Ramjas College. He developed an inclination towards understanding micro-economic attributes of the society, while doing a research project on ‘Piracy in Delhi University’. He has worked as Production Manager for first TEDxRamjasCollege chapter and currently handles ‘Internship and Alumni Cell’ along with the ‘Social Media Team’ of his college department. He also enjoys working with data and wishes to pursue his masters in economics.

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Simren Nagrath
Simren is a sophomore at Smith College in Massachusetts, USA. Though she is majoring in Comparative Literature, she is interested in policy related issues pertaining to India. She has also taken classes in economics which further increased her interest in the workings of public policy.
In her free time, Simren enjoy’s reading (most genres), watching movies (not horror) and baking simple goods.

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Sunidhi Sawhney
Sunidhi is currently pursuing a law degree. She is a humanist and has a keen interest in debating. Sunidhi is an active participant in moot court competitions and is also a part of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights at RGNUL. She wishes to pursue a career in International Humanitarian Law.

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Dhruv Gupta
Dhruv is an explorer – of knowledge, experience, and learning. He has diverse interests ranging from entrepreneurship, public policy, social upliftment, corporate management and basketball. As Enactus member in college, he made use of his attained management knowledge to solve the complex problem of sanitation. He has also worked pro-bono as an active member in Internet entrepreneurial firms- Smartcube and Decormart.
Dhruv is a management student from Shaheed Sukhdev College of business studies (DU).
He believes that social action does not require charity and every action, whether done as manager of a small business unit, as an entrepreneur, an engineer, or as a policy maker, if done with social integrity, honesty, commitment and excellence can ensure social transformation.

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Ruchi Avtar
Ruchi Avtar is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Economics Honours from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi. An extrovert and an avid reader, she is also the Chief Coordinator of the Shri Ram Economics Summit hosted by the Economics Society, SRCC. Her interest in economics started early with her research paper on "An Analytical Study of the Present Status of E-waste Disposal System in Delhi and NCR" which won her an award from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Inquisitive by nature, she attempts to look beyond the obvious by digging deep into applications of economics in daily life. She intends to pursue a career in Applied Economics and International Relations. 

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Aditya Raj Bhandari

Aditya is an undergraduate student at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College pursuing a degree in Economics, having just completed his second year. He is currently the Vice-President of Enactus at SBSC, where the team works towards addressing the issues of Food Insecurity in Delhi and also towards uplifting the living conditions of the Specially Abled Sections of Society. He has also volunteered with Teach For India to further the agenda for spreading quality education to all children who wish to obtain it. He is a regular debater majorly through MUNs, and also enjoys writing poems for his blog. He is also a sports aficionado who enjoys watching football and tennis. He wishes to pursue a Masters as well as a Doctorate in Economics. His objective in life is to be able to contribute to areas of policy-making, instilling proper wealth distribution and economic growth in a changing global economic scenario.
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Trisha Pande
Trisha Pande completed a Bachelors in Sociology from Lady Shri Ram College for Women in May 2017. Previously, she has worked as a commissioning editorial intern at Oxford University Press India. Her forte is writing, editing and research – she has also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the LSR College Magazine. She wishes to pursue a Masters in Public Policy or Sociology. Her research interests lie in the direction of social stratification, inequality and gender. Her undergraduate dissertation was on 'Religious Conversion as a Movement in Social Life: A Case Study of Religious Conversion to Christianity in Kochi, Kerala'. This demanded 14 days of fieldwork in Kochi, and she compiled the data along with her co-author into an 18,000 word dissertation.

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Khushboo Chattree
Khushboo is a second year Economics student at the Shri Ram College of Commerce. Her course has led her to develop an interest in political economy, international relations, problems posed by information asymmetry and policy issues. She likes writing about contemporary issues and having abstract and meandering conversations about everything under the sun. A fan of rock music, especially of the folk variety, and she likes sitcoms, waffles and long walks. She wishes to pursue a graduate degree in economics and further explore the subject and allied fields.

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Sarda Sinde
Sarda Sinde studied Mechanical Engineering, but also loves to read and learn about Economics and Mechanics. He believes that any knowledge and skill acquired must have real life implementation. He enjoys identifying patterns and believes that ideas, patterns and economics are what drive everything around us.

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Deveshi Chawda
Deveshi, a second year student of Economics at Shri Ram College of Commerce, strongly believes that Economics when applied in sync with other socially essential aspects of knowledge possesses the ability to change the world for the better. Her areas of interest include learning about economics of the poor and the interaction of psychological and cultural influences and economic decision making. She is also greatly interested in the processes of policy formulation, international relations and global diplomacy and wishes to pursue a Masters course that runs along these lines.

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Ishan Bhardwaj
Ishan is a first year student pursuing an Honors degree in Economics from Ramjas College, University of Delhi with a plan of pursuing a Masters in the same. He is fascinated by various economic theories and is still exploring this vast science. Having been a debater in his first year of college, he has learnt to take a rational approach towards the various sides of an argument without forming a binary too soon. Being a part of Enactus Ramjas gave him the chance to work with and learn from the transgender population of Delhi. 

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Rashmi Muraleedhar
Rashmi completed her first year of Masters in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She originally did her graduation in engineering from IIT - Guwahati. After graduation, she was part of a book-writing project, and developed content in the field of India's bilateral relations with neighbors. This piqued her interest in foreign policy and international relations and directed her choice in postgraduate studies. In cognizance of contemporary power shifts in international politics, she hopes to study India's role during these global winds of change and how India will in turn be impacted by these changes. She is also looking to study the dynamics between foreign policy choices and responses from society.

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Easha Guha
Easha has done her master in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and she now looks to further her academic ambitions in the field of public policy aiming to develop a progressive education system. Her free time is dotted with reading, writing, baking, cooking and most importantly, playing with her dog. She dreams of a time when she will teach Economics to a horde of eager kids and have a home with comfortable seating and an open door for all her students to discuss everything academic or philosophical or anything else that might please them (over a warm cup of tea/coffee and cakes!).

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Utsav Kedia
Utsav is a current B.A. student at UC Berkeley studying Political Economics and Arabic. He has a deep interest in developmental economics and Middle Eastern geopolitics. Having spent most of his formative years abroad, he is excited to work in public policy in India and to learn more about the realities of life in Delhi.
In his free time, Utsav enjoys reading history books and writing Arabic poetry (though his skills in the latter leave much to be desired). In the future, he hopes to work for an independent think tank based in the Middle East for a short while before moving back to India.

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Baksheesh Sachar
Baksheesh thinks of himself as a laboratory scientist who is constantly experimenting and still searching for the experiment which he would like to be known for. Research is one of his passions, but he also experiments with film making, photography, teaching, and debating. He completed a Bachelors degree from Ambedkar University Delhi and his post-graduation in the Lady Shri Ram College’s course on conflict transformation and peace-building which helped him dwell deeper into research, peace building and gender issues. His free time is generally consumed in contemplating the various facets of life.

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Srishti Sharma
Srishti Sharma is pursuing her Masters in Economics from Shiv Nadar University.  After completing her undergraduate studies, she took an internship at UNESCO MGIEP. She worked on a project establishing an online learning pedagogy. Building on her rich experience there, she is currently working on a paper that investigates online interventions and their role in change of attitudes towards gender stereotypes. Her interest in social work paved way for her community service projects as the President of Rotaract Club of her college. One of her most cherished experiences is establishing a primary school for slum kids and a vocational centre for women.
She aims to do research in the field of Development Studies and pursue a PhD in the field after her Master's. Amidst all this, what keeps her going is her love for dancing.

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Chetna Ahuja

Chetna Ahuja is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Kamala Nehru College, Delhi University. She has previously interned with Teach For India and as a research assistant under Delhi University's Innovation Project. She is interested in pursuing a Master's degree in Economics.