Cchavi Vasisht is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University in the Centre for South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, for her PhD research. Her doctoral research focusses on understanding entrepreneurship from a gendered lens in Kathmandu and Rautahat districts of Nepal. She has been awarded the UGC NET Senior Research Fellowship to pursue her research work. She completed Masters of Philosophy from Centre for South Asian Studies, where she understood international surrogacy from the sociological perspective within South-Asia. She completed her Master of Arts in Sociology from the same university.

Contributions 
Myanmar Political Crises Since the initiation of the election process in 2020, Myanmar has been surrounded with election-related controversies. Aung San Suu Kyi led National Democratic League (NLD) landslide victory was celebrated and recognised in the country and the world....

Myanmar 2020: Prospects and Challenges for 2021 Strategically located between the two giant neighbours, India and China; Myanmar has been working on its foreign policy and domestic interests since the beginning of the year 2020. The year 2020 also marked a significant breakthrough in Myanmar democ...

Neighbourhood Year End Review 2020: Way Forward for 2021 South Asia presents a vivid tapestry of human diversity in all its glory. Across its eight countries, adherents of all the world’s religions live side-by-side, speaking hundreds of languages and dialects, sharing deep cultural similarities, and cel...

Myanmar Round Up: November 2020 The month marked a significant breakthrough in thedemocratic transition process of Myanmar. The third general elections were conducted since the initiation of political reforms in 2010. The National League for Democracy (NLD) party led by Daw Aung Sa...

Myanmar Round Up: October 2020 Myanmar is scheduled to conduct the third general elections in November 2020. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services, during the fifth anniversary of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on 15 October stated that...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
Great Game East: India, China and the Struggle for Asia’s Most Volatile Frontier by Bertil Linter, Publishers: Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2015 Arthur Conolly, an intelligence officer of British East India Company, conceived the expression “great game” to define the strategic rivalry between the British and the Russian empires to acquire supremacy in Central Asia. It was further used to ...

Event Reports 
The Pathfinder - VIF Webinar on Connectivity between India and Sri Lanka On 07 April 2021, Pathfinder Foundation ([PF) and Vivekananda International Foundation organised a webinar on ‘Connectivity between India and Sri Lanka’. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, welcomed the participants and delivered the opening remarks. ...

Discussion on Recent Developments in Myanmar: Implications for India On 11 February 2021, VIF organised a discussion on ‘Recent Developments in Myanmar: Implications for India’. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, welcomed the participants and delivered the opening remarks followed by brief presentations by Amb Gopalas...

Discussion on India-Bangladesh Relations: Opportunities and Challenges On 21 January 2021, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised VIMRASH on India-Bangladesh Relations: Opportunities and Challenges. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, introduced Md. Shahriar Alam, M.P. State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Go...

Discussion on Elections in Myanmar and India’s Way Forward On 10 November, VIF organised a discussion on ‘Elections in Myanmar and India's Way Forward". Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, welcomed the participants and delivered the opening remarks followed by brief presentations by Amb Gautam Mukhopadhya, Mr S...

VIF and ISAS Book Discussion “Bangladesh at 50: Development and Challenges” On 28 September 2020, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) and Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore (ISAS-NUS) jointly organised a book discussion on “Bangladesh at 50: Development and Challenges” edited by...

Outreach 
India-Myanmar Relations: An Analysis of Connectivity Diplomacy Published in The Kootneeti on 3 September 2020....

Perceptions & Awareness in the Times of Coronavirus Crises: An Analysis of Media Reports Published in University of Mumbai Journal Sambhāsan June 2020 Vol. 1 Issue 2 on June 2020....

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