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Adrija Roychowdhury


Adrija is senior sub-editor, Indian Express. She mainly writes on History and world politics. Follow her on Twitter @AdrijaRoychow

Why we must leave the Kohinoor in Britain
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

The political discourse surrounding the Kohinoor regarding whether or not it should be returned to India exposes the very weakness of History education in our country.

Six major challenges facing Indian museums, says museologist Vinod Daniel
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Daniel speaks about the urgent need for museums in India to address challenges of audience and community involvement, a need for a strong leadership and staffing.

Demonetisation has some forgotten victims: Transgender community
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

The lack of recognition in society and the social stigma attached to them is perhaps the biggest problem faced by the transgenders in this charged environment of note politics in the country.

Case for junking high denomination notes
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

The ECB decision drew from a detailed study at Harvard University that strongly advocated the withdrawal of high denomination notes in order to put a check on criminal activities around the world.

Paper Clip: Social dimensions of electronic transactions
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

A set of 85 surveys carried out by sociologist Nima Lamu Yolmo in 2014 recorded the change in social behaviour that accompanied the introduction of new forms of monetary transactions in New Delhi.

The Nigerian experiment with cashlessness
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

A beginning was made as a one-year pilot project in Lagos state, and the footprint of the policy was gradually expanded until its nationwide execution on July 31, 2014.

Cash Rush: Note slash and black economy
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

While demonetisation might have an impact upon the ‘stock’, it will not have much effect on the ‘flow’ of black money.

An overview of the evolution of paper currency in India
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Governments have, for centuries spent a large amount of time and resources in the production of currency in a way that can best serve as the representation of regional and later national pride and interests.

Walking around Delhi sites that tell the story of 1857
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

In case of Delhi in 1857, it is actually the sites commemorating the story of the British that is preserved and was traced in the walk.

CPEC: The bumpy new trade route between China and Pakistan
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

India is not exactly welcoming towards the Chinese funded project, mainly because of the fact that it crosses through the Pakistan occupied part of Kashmir.

In the speeches of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, a bid to set differences aside and work for ‘unified America’
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

After winning the elections, however, Trump’s take on the American dream was far from the bitter divisiveness with which he had carried his campaign so proudly.

US presidential elections 2016: What if Donald Trump does not accept the outcome?
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

The winning candidate will go on to become the president regardless of whether or not Trump accepts the outcome but there can be other serious damage made in such a case.