Contested Realities is about conflicting ideas and views in the real world – where difference in POVs make for most contests and conflicts. It is about development and thoughts from the space. Much of the writings here concern themselves with conflicting world views, observations and thoughts around them. It began during M.A. program – stuff that I was learning then and my views as they shaped over time.
Teaching: I was a high school teacher at Poorna Learning Center, teaching for NIOS and IGSCE O, AS and A levels.
Consulting: I work with FRANK Water Projects, UK in their India and Nepal projects.
Research: I work at the Institute of Public Policy, as Research Associate in understanding work in the gig economy.
Farming: I’ve bought a small farm in Wardha and we sowed our first crop of the Kharif season. With this begins an effort to understand marginal and subsistence farming situation in India. The farm is also a start in setting up a homestead.
I tend to post about ultrarunning, endurance cycling, and touring. This often gets mixed with thoughts on development, public policy, labour rights and sociology.
I keep a log of reading, music and occasional sentences that float on Everyday Shorts.