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Rishi Jalan

Analyst - Public Policy, Education and Indian Politics

Rishi is a young enthusiastic analyst of Public Policy, Education and Indian Politics. He was a student at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA where he majored in Economics and Government. He is also a graduate from Phillips Academy, Andover, USA and Mayo College, Ajmer. He is a national level squash player and loves to write short stories.
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The Flesh, Blood And Spirit Of The Human Web

This summer, I returned to my home in Delhi to learn that my father's cousin, Sarita, had committed suicide. She and I were not terribly close; I hadn't seen her in years. Yet the funeral was one of the more influential occasions of my life. I couldn't stop thinking: What could drive a vibrant, intelligent and successful young woman to take her own life? What was missing? What went wrong? I grew to realize that this was not a singular event.
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