I am a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, Shiv Nadar University, India. With training in Political Science and International Relations, my work focuses on environmental governance in South Asia, specifically the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. I am interested in studying the region through the interrelationships of Constitution-Policy-Law frameworks and analysing the modes of governance underlined by processes of democratisation and securitisation. Through this, I intend to contribute to the literature on the modernisation of the HKH and the institutionalisation of mountain governance. My work significantly focuses on India, though I also follow Nepal, Bhutan, China and Pakistan. I think that the region is a crucial area for research given the ongoing environmental degradation due to human activities and certain developmental imperatives imposed on the region. Through my PhD, I intend to enhance my understanding of the region, undertake extensive fieldwork and create knowledge that makes a meaningful contribution to secure the future of the HKH.
I like reading Environmental Philosophy, Political Philosophy and Theory. Apart from my academic pursuits, I am also involved in the civil society space as a Programme Co-Lead in an NGO The ClimAct Initiative where we focus on providing actionable and intersectional climate education to young people in India.