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Published Writings

Currently, I write data-driven narratives on key socio-economic subjects for CEDA. I also write data-backed opinion pieces on women's representation in politics. Previously, I have reported for news outlets focusing on issues of inclusion, representation and social justice.


Reportage and Analysis 



  • Lok Sabha elections 2024: On women’s representation, a step backwards, The Indian Express, June 10, 2024 (With the headline 'Only 13.6 percent' in the print edition)

  • Why Mexico and Nepal are ahead of India on gender parity in Parliament, The Indian Express, Sep 27, 2023 (With the headline 'Quota is not enough' in the print edition). 

  • Why applying a gender lens to data is critical, Samvad by Ashoka University, May 2023 

  • Congress’s idea of fielding more women candidates must not fade away, Hindustan Times, Mar 15, 2022

  • On women’s representation in Parliament, Modi government has nothing to show, The Indian Express, Aug 25, 2021

  • What the dismal number of women elected this time tells us, The Indian Express, May 06, 2021

  • Remembering Aruna Shanbaug, CounterCurrents, May 29, 2015


Quoted in

  • Women voters lead the fight against misogyny, Hindustan Times, May 10, 2024

  • Do welfare schemes really change the way women vote? What exit poll data shows, The Quint, Dec 01, 2023

  • Telangana Assembly Elections: Political parties are going all out to attract female voters who outnumber men, The Economic Times, Nov 26, 2023

  • History made? Well, yes, it will be at some future date, Mind The Gap by Hindustan Times, Sep 24, 2023

  • If women were paid for unpaid domestic work, how much would they actually earn?, The Quint, Apr 04, 2023

  • For loans, most Indians bank on local shops, shows study, The Times of India, Mar 09, 2023

  • Jennifer M. Piscopo & Malliga Och (2021), Protecting public health in adverse circumstances: subnational women leaders and feminist policymaking during COVID-19, Gender & Development, 29:2-3, 547-568, DOI: 10.1080/13552074.2021.1982481

  • Why do we still distrust women leaders?, BBC, Jan 19, 2021



  • 'Women Who Lead' Conclave - moderator, session on women as political campaigners, NETRI Foundation, Mar 08, 2022

  • #Voices2021: What SRHR looks like for young people from the LGBTQIA+ community in Manipur, Ipas Development Foundation, Oct 25, 2021

  • “Rules Matter”: What Mexico’s journey of achieving parity in its politics shows the world, Ms. Magazine, Jul 22, 2021 

  • A revolution in local politics, India Development Review, Jan22, 2021

  • ‘State Has To Take Responsibility For Elder Care’, IndiaSpend, Oct 08, 2017 

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