Ashoka University


My research focuses on understanding drivers and human dimensions of illegal fishing in India. The research is conducted in collaboration with Ashoka University (India), ZSL (UK) and NOVA University (Portugal).

My research involves studying vessel monitoring technologies to understand the dynamic fishing activities in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). In addition, the study is understanding the influence of social factors in driving targeted shark fisheries and interaction with policy designed to encourage sustainable fishing across scales in Indian coastal states.

Whale songs, ocean's symphony, interwoven everyday community interactions, incremental transformations, and experienced environmental ethics all aid me in working progressively to achieve goals that can help establish a harmonious community and a sustainable environment.



2022 Present
PhD Student, Ashoka University
2021 2022
Project Associate, Range-wide River Dolphin Estimation Project
2019 2021
MSc in Heritage Conservation and Management, Wildlife Institute of India
2017 2019
MA (Modern History), University of Delhi
2014 2017
History (hons.), University of Delhi

My Project

  • Tackling Illegal Fishing
    Human Dimensions of the Blue Horizon: Behavioural Insights for Compliance and Deterrence

Other Interests

My research interests are interdisciplinary, requiring involvement of multiple stakeholders associated with the marine environment. The research requires understanding of disciplines including social sciences, ecology, machine learning and statistics.