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Published Writings

Currently, I write data-driven narratives on key socio-economic subjects  for CEDA where I am an associate editor. Previously, I have reported for news outlets focusing on issues of inclusion, representation and social justice.

My reportage and writing often combines data analysis with reporting and expert interviews. I also write data-backed opinion pieces on women's representation in politics. 


Reportage and Analysis 



  • 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



  • '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 


  • A Thousand Battle Cuts, Seminar Issue 752, Apr 2022.  

  • 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


Features and Mentions 

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

  • Akshi Chawla: Founder of #WomenLead, Rights of Equality, Jun 14, 2021

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