Dr Upasak Das

Presidential Fellow (Academic)

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Media contributions and coverage

(a) “Covid-19 spread: Does social and economic diversity matter?”, (Upasak Das, Udayan Rathore and Prasenjit Sarkhel), Ideas for India, Jan 15, 2021 (Available at: https://www.ideasforindia.in/topics/social-identity/covid-19-spread-does-social-and-economic-diversity-matter.html)

(b) “Stepping out of the shadow of India’s malnutrition”, The Hindu editorial page, November 28, 2020 (with Amartya Paul) (Available at https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/stepping-out-of-the-shadow-of-indias-malnutrition/article33195963.ece)

(c) “Afghanistan er cheye pichiye”, Anandabazar Patrika editorial page, November 5, 2020 (with Amartya Paul) (in Bengali) (Available at https://www.anandabazar.com/editorial/india-lags-behind-afghanistan-in-terms-of-hunger-1.1224498)

(d) “Targeting and the impacts of India’s MGNREGS”, Project Note March 2020. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). (with Y. Liu; Barrett, C.B. Barrett; N.H. Chau; K. Deininger; Gustafson, S. Gustafon; S. Narayanan; Sheahan, M. Sheahan; and V. Soundararajan) https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.133768

(e)    “School e asche, shikche naa”, Anandabazar Patrika editorial page, March 16, 2020 (with Prasenjit Sarkhel) (in Bengali) (Available at https://www.anandabazar.com/editorial/more-number-of-students-are-enrolling-under-kanyashree-scheme-every-year-but-question-remains-1.1122881?fbclid=IwAR2RMDBTBc8GYz2sJ_vjxxrNNfLUZxHXrBFPu3-A6RWgWSenzilDAeu4nVs)

(f) “Where women stand in Economics academia”, The Hindu Business Line, November 9, 2019 (with Ambrish Dongre and Karan Singhal) (Available at https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/where-women-stand-in-economics-academia/article29930440.ece)

(g) “Sarbajanin Shreebriddhi”, Anandabazar Patrika editorial page, March 16, 2019 (with Amartya Paul) (in Bengali) (Available at https://www.anandabazar.com/editorial/after-the-success-of-kanyashree-does-government-planning-any-scheme-for-boys-1.966480)

(h)  “Compelled to work for wages: The story of old age wage labour participation in India” (Ashish Singh and Upasak Das), OpenPop.org, an Oxford University-based blog on global population issues (Available at: http://www.openpop.org/?p=1343)

(i)   “Is the MNREGA fund crunch making the programme clientelistic?” (Upasak Das and D. Maiorano), Ideas for India, Sept 2, 2015 (Available at: http://www.ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article_id=1497)

(j)    “Assessing the quality and usefulness of MNREGA assets in Maharashtra” (Upasak Das, A. Kulkarni, S. Narayanan and K. Ranaware), Ideas for India, Dec 5, 2014. (Available at: http://ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article_id=383)

(k)   “How gender inclusive is MNREGA in practice”, Ideas for India, Nov 21, 2014. (single authored) (Available at: http://ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article_id=376)

(l)    “Political Clientelism in MNREGA: Evidence from West Bengal”, (single authored), Ideas for India, June 25, 2014 (Available at: http://ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article_id=303)

(m)    “Survey shows discrepancy in NREGS”, The Asian Age, Kolkata, September 25, 2009 (single authored).

Media coverage and contribution

  1. Gender difference in mathematics learning in rural India

    Upasak Das & Karan Singhal

    24/02/22

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert comment

  2. Gender difference in mathematics learning in rural India

    Upasak Das & Karan Singhal

    24/01/22

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert comment

  3. Do promises work? Assessing long-term benefits of ‘Apni Beti Apna Dhan’ programme

    Shreya Biswas & Upasak Das

    3/11/21

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert comment

  4. Can states bring down vaccine prices? Yes, by coming together as a single buyer

    Rupayan Pal, Udayan Rathore & Upasak Das

    14/05/21

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert comment

  5. ‘Missing’ women in economics academia in India

    Upasak Das, Ambrish Dongre & Karan Singhal

    5/03/21

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert comment

  6. Health messaging in the vaccine rollout: the role of the community

    Upasak Das & Prasenjit Sarkhel

    31/03/21

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Blogs and social media

  7. Survey shows discrepancy in NREGS

    Upasak Das

    25/09/09

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert comment

  8. Political Clientelism in MNREGA: Evidence from West Bengal

    Upasak Das

    25/06/14

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert comment

  9. How gender inclusive is MNREGA in practice

    Upasak Das

    21/11/14

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert comment

  10. Assessing the quality and usefulness of MNREGA assets in Maharashtra

    Upasak Das, Ashwini Kulkarni, Krushna Ranaware & Sudha Narayanan

    5/12/15

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert comment

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