Mahima Taneja

Lead Qualitative Researcher


Parle-G dipped in chai every morning.

Picking up pebbles from the river bed

Walking around Delhi


Over-dipped, soggy Parle-G, and chai without Parle-G

Raindrops on her hair

The sound of bristle broom on tar roads

Mahima Taneja is an experienced researcher with over 3 years of experience in mixed-method research design and evaluation projects. Mahima has worked in the capacity of the key researcher and project lead for multiple projects and evaluation studies at Outline India in sectors including gender, WASH, Adolescent SRH, education, infrastructure mapping and urban planning. She has undertaken and managed extensive fieldwork for projects based out of Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Delhi.

At Outline India, she is responsible for writing proposals, managing projects, conducting trainings and qualitative field work, writing reports and articles and guiding junior researchers.

She has an M.Phil from Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.Her academic research critically explores the politics of gender, sexuality and safety discourse in urban spaces and policy debates through ethnographic field work.


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