Aashish Gupta
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Aashish Gupta

research and action | inequality, public health and social protection | email: aashishgupta@outlook.in


Can coupons cure corruption?

[With Sakina Dhorajiwala] In Bihar, the coupon system in place for the Public Distribution System fails miserably in removing corruption.

Frontline / December 2011

Reporting and Incidence of Violence against Women in India

A comparison of the National Family Health Survey and the National Crime Records Bureau data shows that most violence against women goes unreported, and that spousal violence is the dominant form of violence.

Working Paper / December 2014 / [Pdf , 841 KB]

When even rape is legal

[With Kanika Sharma] Marital rape is the most common form of sexual violence against women in India. Reducing it would require both legal and social changes.

The Hindu / June 2015

Caste and the Power Elite in Allahabad

[With Ankita Aggarwal and Jean Dreze] Upper Caste men dominate Positions of Power and Influence in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Disadvantaged castes, for their part, are largely relegated to subordinate or menial positions.

Economic and Political Weekly / February 2015 / [Pdf , 179 KB]

Old-Age Pension Scheme in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh

The National Old-Age Pension Scheme functions without corruption in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. However, beneficiaries have difficulties in accessing the banking system and face inordinate delays in receiving their meagre pensions.

Economic and Political Weekly / August 2013 / [Pdf , 119 KB]

More buses, fewer cars please

[With Karthik Rao Cavale] Scrapping the BRT project in Delhi amounts to expropriate time and convenience from the poor and give it to the rich. Instead of scrapping it, the "pro-poor" AAP government should strengthen and expand the BRT system.

The Hindu / April 2015

While Doing Fieldwork

Observing India's extreme social inequalities can also help you question your own privilege

The Hindu BusinessLine / April 2013

A sanitation sena for India

[With Payal Hathi] A Rashtriya Sanitation Sena (RSS) will be needed to convince rural Indians to abandon open defecation and start using a latrine. Without behavior change staff, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is likely to fail.

Indian Express / October 2014

Evaluation of NREGA Wells in Jharkhand

[With Ankita Aggarwal & Ankit Kumar] Wells constructed for marginal adivasi farmers in Jharkhand through NREGA increase agricultural productivity and boost their small incomes.

Economic and Political Weekly / September 2012 / [Pdf , 138 KB]

Are Children in West Bengal Shorter Than Children in Bangladesh?

[With Arabinda Ghosh & Dean Spears] In West Bengal, children are richer & taller than children in Bangladesh. However when wealth is held constant, children in Bangladesh are taller. This gap can be fully accounted for by differences in open defecation.

Economic and Political Weekly / February 2014 / [Pdf , 168 KB]

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