That language you hear in the public address system of Madhubani train station is Maithili, a dialect of… Read more Thinking about federalism at a train station
The northern India team
Should have been one of my first posts. Where are my manners? I was blessed to have a professional and… Read more The northern India team
Perils of an easy narrative
The media and pundits discussing Indian politics have a habit of clubbing together political preferences of ethnicities in one… Read more Perils of an easy narrative
On the road again
Having been done with the ‘low’ ethnic violence case in West Bengal’s Alipurduars district, the survey experiments now takes me… Read more On the road again
Hire this man!
Meet Jayanta Tarafder. He was the team leader in Bengal part of the survey experiments. And he’s damn good at… Read more Hire this man!
On the road
View this post on Instagram First phase of fieldwork is over. We had an excellent team of enumerators. It was… Read more On the road
Catch ’em where you can!
View this post on Instagram Catch 'em where you can!: one of our respondents, the Toto driver (for the uninitiated:… Read more Catch ’em where you can!
Finding the way
View this post on Instagram One of the most challenging and sometimes frustrating aspect of running survey experiments is actually… Read more Finding the way
When you are famished…
View this post on Instagram Pleasant surprises: after a long day walking around 6 miles in 99% humidity, the fish… Read more When you are famished…
A touch of the wild!
View this post on Instagram One of the unexpected pleasures of fieldwork. We bumped into this majestic family of wild… Read more A touch of the wild!