Completed M.Phil in Southeast Asian and Southwest Pacific Studies from Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. My M.Phil thesis titled "Lower Mekong River mainstream dams and its various implications 2000-2015" focussed on the dams being constructed on the Lower Mekong River and how that would impact the people inhabiting the region environmentally, economically, and socially. it also focussed on how the construction of these dams are a threat to the Lower Mekong Region's peace and security. Completed Masters in Politics with specialization in International Relations, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Completed B.A. Hons in Philosophy from Gargi College University of Delhi.

Contributions 
COP 27: High Stakes, Low Expectations Introduction The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP 27, will take place at Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt from 6 to 18 November. The main aim of the conference is to spur action towards achieving the world’s collective climat...

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and its Implications for the Environment Introduction The Russia-Ukraine war is re-shaping the world. The war which began on 24th February 2022 has resulted in a fast-moving refugee crisis, unprecedented sanctions on Russia, and a re-shuffle of global relationships....

IPCC’s Timely Reminder on the Need for Climate Justice: A Quantum Leap in Global Climate Change Talks Introduction Climate change as a concept has evolved over the years. To reaffirm, climate change is one of the most pertinent issues of our time with serious consequences. It has been declared that climate change acts as a “threat multi...

Year End Review: India Took a Big Leap in Addressing the Threat of Climate Change in 2021 Introduction Climate change, for India, is a subject of huge concern as the country of 1.38 billion falls under the category of one of the most vulnerable nations to experience the worsening impacts of a changing climate. It is for this s...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World by Seth M. Siegel, Thomas Press India Ltd, 2015, ISBN 978-1-250-12959-8, 337 pp, price- 699 Rupees Israel, a small country on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, is a land of many innovations. It has emerged as a leader in the field of technology and has been described as the “start-up” nation of the world. However, another domain wher...

Watershed- How We Destroyed India’s Water and We Can Save it? | Author- Mridula Ramesh, Hachette INDIA, 2021, Gurugram: ISBN 978-93-91028-68-8 415 pp, price- 699 Rupees Water is not an infinite resource. It has no substitute. At present, there is a need for acknowledging this reality with certitude across the world. Globally, at present 2.3 billion people live in water-stressed countries, out of which 733 million pe...

VIF Briefs 
Cape Town Water Crisis of 2018: Lessons we can learn from it A serious water crisis plagued the city of Cape Town in early 2018 to the point that it was on the verge of becoming the first modern global city to run out of water. However, the city never reached to that point because of the strict measures introd...

Post Covid-19 World Order: An Overview The COVID-19 pandemic has been described to be the greatest challenge for the world since the Great Depression and the Second World War. No country and its people had anticipated that they would have to deal with a crisis of such a large scale. The c...

Climate Change in The Himalayas : Its Impact on India’s National Security Human-induced climate change has led to unprecedented changes in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Similarly, the Himalayan and its surrounding mountain ranges, also known as the ‘Third Pole’ is experiencing drastic changes due to global warming....

Event Reports 
Visit of Fifth Batch Gen-Next Democracy Network Programme of ICCR to Vivekananda International Foundation The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) organized the visit of the fifth batch of Gen-Next Democracy Network Programme with delegates from Austria, Costa Rica, Greece, South Korea, Romania, and Australia. The delegates visited Vivekananda In...

Vimarsh on Food and Nutrition Security- Key to National Security, Staying in Course Introduction On 28th July, 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation organized a Vimarsh on “Food and Nutrition Security-Key to National Security, Staying in Course”. Opening and welcome remarks were made by Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VI...

Visit of Second Batch Gen-Next Democracy Network Programme of ICCR to Vivekananda International Foundation The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) organized the visit of the second batch of Gen-Next Democracy Network Programme from 20th May to 29th May 2022 with delegates from Peru, Bangladesh, Nepal, Ghana, and Brunei. The delegates visited the ...

Climate Change and India’s Energy Choices On 22nd November, Vivekananda International Foundation organized a Vimarsh on ‘Climate Change and India’s Energy Choices’ by Ambassador Dinkar Srivastava, IFS (Retd)- Former Ambassador of Iran, Czech Republic and Libya & Distinguished Fellow, V...

Book Discussion on ‘Indus Basin Uninterrupted- A History of Territory and Politics from Alexander to Nehru’ By Uttam Kumar Sinha On 17th August, 2021, Vivekananda International Foundation organized a book discussion on ‘Indus Basin Uninterrupted- A History and Politics from Alexander to Nehru’ By Dr Uttam Kumar Sinha. The opening remarks were given by Dr Arvind Gupta, Dire...

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