Economic Crash 

India's GDP declined a staggering 23.9% in Quarter 1 compared to the same Quarter in 2019. Will most probably decline in Quarter 2 as well.

I really did not want to live through another recession. I'm still haunted by the sight of shuttered shops and restaurants around the Bombay Stock Exchange during the crash of 2009. This is far worse.

COVID19 Public Policy 

13 tentative / lessons I've learned from the lockdown in so far.

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Since we are still in the middle of the lockdown, I'm expecting some of these lessons may change toward the end of the lockdown.

Nevertheless, I believe it's still important to record what I feel is correct at this time.

Important to record how what we think is 'right' or 'wrong' changes with time during a crisis like this.

I'd written a / short story in 2018 which I couldn't get published.

I've now put it on Wattpad for the time being, until I can get the time to rework it for publication.

Do check it out. It's based on my observations of , , and issues in , but extrapolated to extremes.

Can be read on: wattpad.com/story/216124506-ad

Thread on Environment, Urbanisation, India 

So this is something I've often experienced while speaking to (some) environmentalists in India.

I've found this to be especially true among those who work extensively on forests and do not engage much with cities.

Examples include officers of the Indian Forest Service, forest ecologists, and animal conservationists. Just to be clear, this is not a universal trend. (1/n)

I'm an researcher in , with a background in economics, working at various intersections of resource conservation (mostly ), economy, and institutions in . Currently interested in of research.

I also love teaching and am deeply interested in exploring new forms of and understanding challenges of interdisciplinary teaching.

Am here to share more about my work and learn from other scholars :)

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