The last month has seen tremendous political upheaval in Andhra Pradesh, with the crux of attention, Hyderabad. Since the country’s independence, and particularly in the last decade, demands for separate statehood for Telengana have intensified. These have now finally culminated in the state’s proposed bifurcation into Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, with Hyderabad the (prized) shared […]

The old adage, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” seems to be the driving force behind a specialized elder health facility in Hyderabad I had the opportunity to visit. Rather than thinking of this health facility as […]

“Well you are a patriotic Indian, right? Write good things about our work then!” said half-jokingly by one of my colleagues from a local NGO that has been instrumental in my fieldwork in Hyderabad. Does feeling a sense of belonging to a particular nation automatically make you patriotic? More importantly, does patriotism entail only seeing […]

Hi everyone! I have just wrapped up my first week of interviews in Hyderabad – In 105F heat; wisely picked research timing. I began my fieldwork in Hyderabad with specific aims in mind: find and train a research assistant, identify 40 female interview participants above age 60, and wrap these interviews up in about 6 […]

Hi CASIWorld! My name is Apoorva Jadhav, and I am a third-year Ph.D. student in Demography at the Population Studies Center, School of Arts and Sciences. I had the pleasure of meeting most of the undergraduate CASI bloggers during the interview process, but for those of you that I haven’t- welcome to India! I have […]