By Apoorva Kohli
08 Feb, 2018

Demonetization : Good or Bad

Demonetization has become this eras' one of the most vital affairs and will remain as one of the significant monetary occasions of our time. Its effect is being felt by every Indian as this step influences the economy’s liquidity side. Its impact will be in light of the fact that about 86% of cash available for use was suddenly termed useless with only a few hours’ notice. S...

By Tanvir Malik
06 Dec, 2017

What is a Pre-test?And why should I do it?

The foundation of good research is good data and the foundation of good data is asking the right questions in the right way.  

Most questionnaires are developed in by researchers far removed from the field. No matter how much experience a researcher has, their frame of reference is limited - there’s only so much you can read or imagine about a local context. You must,...

By Apoorva Bhatnagar
06 Feb, 2018

A Third Person Perspective

December 13, 2016 : If you had told me that the Sarpanch of a village was visiting our office, I’d immediately think of an old, hookah smoking man of Haryana who is ultra conservative and narrow minded – not concerned with the pressing issues in his village, but more with the village women covering their heads. But the Sarpanch of Bhora Khurd, a village which is about 50 kms...

By Anusha Iyer
06 Feb, 2018

RIDING IN A MAN’S WORLD

As a child, whenever I tried lifting a heavy suit case or when I wanted to climb a tree or even when I volunteered to open the pickle jar for my grandmother; I have been told multiple times, “You cannot do this. You are not cut out for this job. You are not a man”. As I grew up, I met numerous women who questioned these gendered roles and worked towards defying each one of t...

By Anusha Iyer
06 Feb, 2018

Souvenirs of Research

When I decided to join the development sector a couple of years ago, I never thought that one of my first few stints would lead me to a government residential girls school in a village located in the most interior parts of a Naxalite-prone village in Bihar. Some lessons and skills in life that you learn cannot be put down in a resume or cannot be explained in depth to your p...

By Padmini Ramesh
06 Feb, 2018

My Internship experience

My First Internship Experience at Outline India

Sitting in Ladakh, where communication is highly unpredictable, I was preparing my resume and Curriculum Vitae to be sent out to various companies and start-ups for my summer internship. That’s when I came to know about Outline India – (A startup working at the confluence of human resource, technology and data crea...

By Aashay Tripathi
06 Feb, 2018

Brexit

The British have shocked the financial, political and business establishment of the world by voting to leave (52%) the European Union in the important referendum of 23 June 2016. Briefly analysing the votes in the referendum, we see that while England and Wales opted to leave the EU, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the city of London were strongly in favor of the Great Brita...

By Anusha Iyer and Avneet Singh
06 Feb, 2018

Miles to go before we leap

August 1, 2016: India crossed a major milestone recently by completing 25 years of its existence as a liberalized, privatized and globalized economy. 52% of India’s population was born after the historic year of 1991 and thus grown up in an era of Cartoon Network instead of Doordarshan and used Palmolive instead of Vicco turmeric. This is just how an average Indian consumer...

By Prerna Mukharya
06 Feb, 2018

The fallacy of maps

July 21, 2016: Maps have been used historically to portray the world as a wholesome playground of countries, demarcating geographies, boundaries, size and distance. If we were to trace our way back to the time the first maps were drawn out, we would go as far back as 150 AD, combining geometry, math, sketching and some fabric. These ‘visuals of what the world looked lik...

By Nishmeet Singh
06 Feb, 2018

Data Curation

March 31, 2017: Data curation is defined as the active and ongoing management of data throughout its life cycle such that it can be reused by scholars and researchers. The process of data curation broadly involves managing, describing and preserving data. Long before the digital revolution of the 21st century, natural history museums and libraries were centers of scient...

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