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Nikhil Srivastav

Research Fellow

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Nikhil is a graduate student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs in the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests are health and inequality.

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Prof. Amit Thorat, who is also a r.i.c.e. affiliate, interviewed for EPW's podcast show

By Nikhil Srivastav, on May 29th, 2020

Prof Amit Thorat, who teaches at JNU and is also a visiting researcher at r.i.c.e., with his colleague Dr. Omkar Joshi, who is a doctoral scholar at the University of Maryland, was interviewed for the Economic and Political Weekly’s podcastRead More..

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Two photo essays that explain the broken market of faecal sludge management

By Nikhil Srivastav, on December 1st, 2018

On World Toilet Day, the India Water Portal published two photo essays by Prof. Sharad Prasad and Prof Isha Ray. Prasad and Ray in their photo essays –Where there are no sewers: The Toilet Cleaners of Lucknow and When the pit fills up: ARead More..

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Nidhi’s article in THE WIRE!

By Nikhil Srivastav, on April 29th, 2017

Reservation in jobs, and in academic institution is seen as one of the most delicate issues being discussed in contemporary India. Our research fellow, Nidhi Khurana, used Social Attitudes Research for India (SARI) data to address several aspects and fallaciesRead More..

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“Mad rush for toilets under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan flouting citizens’ rights”, writes Kumkum Dasgupta from HT

By Nikhil Srivastav, on April 3rd, 2017

[caption id="attachment_29424" align="alignnone" width="474"] photo credit: Nikhil Srivastav[/caption] On October 2nd, 2014, the prime minister of India announced his ambitious target of ending open defecation in India by 2019. Now, two and half years after the prime minister made theRead More..