Qualifications: M.A. Natural Resources & Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (2016-2018), B.E Information Technology, Osmania University, 2009
Profile: Growing up in the Andamans and living close to the rainforest and coastal ecosystems, I have always been fascinated by them. I gave up my career as a software engineer to be close to nature again and to work towards environmental sustainability. During my course with TISS, I became interested in studying human-nature interactions and socio-ecological systems. For my Master’s dissertation, I studied the resource dependence and factors influencing community’s perceptions towards Mahatma Gandhi marine national park in South Andaman. I am interested in analyzing the role of institutions in managing resources in the globalizing world. My other interests are birding, documenting biodiversity and environmental education.
At Dakshin, I work with the Community Wellbeing and Environment Programme. It is a new programme which aims to initiate interventions to improve both community health and environmental health in the fishing communities of Odisha and Andamans. The goal of the programme is to empower the coastal communities, strengthen the community institutions and in the long-term engage with them in coastal and marine resource management.
- Popular Articles
- Unravelling the Legacy of Migration from Fishing Villages Amidst COVID-19 (The Bastion, August 2020)
- Tracing the Current Patterns of Fishworkers’ Migration in India (The Bastion, September 2020)
- Dakshin Blog Articles