Author: Sanyukta Sharma

Sanyukta works on Public Policy & Communication Strategy with Chief Minister's Office, Government of Haryana. Earlier she was a research associate with IIM Ahmedabad, Chief Minister's Good Governance Associate and Project Associate - Health and Social Policy, Harvard Project for Asian & International Relations.
Indian farmer

Why rural distress in India needs more than quick fixes

July 18, 2019

Rural demography and its realities have been studied in India, from two broad lenses – the first one, which evaluates the economic parameters of the agrarian society and the others, being sociologists, who were keen to study inter-caste dynamics and family relations.

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Do we need hierarchies: In government and beyond?

June 15, 2019

Many researchers, in the past, have investigated the underlining relationship between
hierarchies and productivity in organizations. I am particularly interested in how hierarchies
play their part in Government set-ups and if at all it enhances or negatively affects
productivity.

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Poverty

Poverty, Inequality, and Politics: Are we missing the link?

May 12, 2019

Actors, in any society, who share similar interests, bond together and after holding considerable representation, power and wealth, mobilize less advantaged groups. Representation drives politics and mobilization of the less privileged translated into welfare schemes.

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Polling Station

Do we honestly attempt to choose the ‘Best One’ in a Democracy?

April 15, 2019

Irrespective of who one supports, everyone emphasizes on the fact that one must vote. Each vote counts. It is the time when citizens feel empowered. They believe they matter. Or, they are believed to do so. But what happens, when you no longer vote as an individual but as one amongst the many in the group.

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