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Research Interns

  • Bhagyashree Nimbalkar

    Research Intern
  • Amit Dogra

    Research Intern
  • Supradip Das

    Research Intern
  • Aishna Singh

    Research Intern
  • Kashish Tomer

    Research Intern
  • Tamiliniyaa Rangarajan

    Research Intern
  • Muskan Punia

    Research Intern
  • Alok Kumar Chaurasia

    Research Intern

Bhagyashree Nimbalkar
Research Intern

Bhagyashree Nimbalkar is currently pursuing a Ph. D. in Chinese Studies from CEAS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She holds a Master’s degree in Politics with a specialization in International Relations.

She is passionate about unravelling the intricate tapestry of international as well as the internal dynamics of China. From delving into historical perspectives to analysing contemporary geopolitical shifts, her commitment to understanding China's role on the global stage drives her pursuit of knowledge and fosters a nuanced perspective on international affairs. Her enthusiasm is also deeply rooted in the realm of higher education and S&T.

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Amit Dogra
Research Intern

Amit Dogra is a Research Intern at the Institute of Chinese Studies. Amit Dogra’s core interests lie in the China-India borderlands, strategic culture and Geopolitics of the Indian ocean. He is a post-graduate in International Relations from South Asian University. Having done graduation in Botany from Hindu College, DU, his academic trajectory shifted to social sciences which got him interested in states and their behaviour in the international arena. He has also worked on the ethnography of nomadic communities in the contested borderlands of Ladakh.

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Supradip Das
Research Intern

Supradip Das has completed his Master’s in Chinese language and China Studies from the Department of Chinese Language and Culture (Cheena-
Bhavana), Visva-Bharati University. Recently he joined the ICS as a Virtual Research Intern. He also graduated from Cheena-Bhavana and pursued a one-year advanced training in the Chinese language from Beijing Language and Culture University China, under the bilateral scholarship program of MHRD, Govt. of India, and China Scholarship Council Govt. of PRC.

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Aishna Singh
Research Intern

Aishna Singh is a Research Intern at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She holds an undergraduate degree in Geography Hons. from Miranda House University of Delhi and a PG Diploma in Digital Media from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) Northeastern Regional Campus, Aizawl, Mizoram. She has also studied about Korea in detail as part of her Master’s degree in East Asian Studies at the University of Delhi. Aishna is also the co-founder of the youth run digital platform “The Eastern Sky” where she is a Podcast host and Writer. With The Eastern Sky, Aishna and her team aims to bring India, East and Southeast Asia closer through exchange of stories and ideas amongst youth in an exciting way much beyond the academic spectrum. Her interests lie in the Geopolitics of East and Southeast Asia, India-China border issues, Role of Asian Pop Culture in Foreign Relations, Korea’s Cultural Landscape and Northeast India’s role in India-ASEAN relations.

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Kashish Tomer
Research Intern

Kashish Tomer has completed her M.A. from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Delhi. Her core research interests are the Chinese economy and the interplay of geopolitical factors in shaping the ever-changing contours of the global economy. As a former literature student, she is also keenly interested in the literary and cultural ties between India and East Asian nations. She possesses a strong passion for linguistics and is currently engaged in the study of Japanese and Chinese languages.

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Tamiliniyaa Rangarajan
Research Intern

Tamiliniyaa Rangarajan is a Research Intern at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She is pursuing her B.A. in International Relations (Research) from Shiv Nadar University. She spent a semester at National Quemoy University as a recipient of Taiwan’s Youth Elite Exchange Programme scholarship. She is interested in political economy, cultural diplomacy, and the politics of knowledge-making–particularly in the East Asian context. Tamiliniyaa recently presented a paper on the non-Western IR project, examining trends in Indian and Chinese scholarship, at her university’s research conference.

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Muskan Punia
Research Intern

Muskan Punia is a Research Intern at ICS. She has completed her Bachelors in Political Science and Sociology from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, and her Masters in Politics with Specialisation in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She worked in Dharamshala for a month as a journalism intern, interviewing Tibetan activists in India and local Tibetans in Dharamshala. Her interests are the India-China border, their engagement with their respective neighbours, and the different lenses through which one can study borderlands.

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Alok Kumar Chaurasia
Research Intern

Alok is a research intern at ICS. He is also a China Studies Fellow at Takshashila Institution(2023-24). He finished his M. A. in Political science with International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has a keen interest in the political economy of China and its implications for the future growth and prosperity of the country. With a background in law, he is also interested in the intersection between law and the rise of big tech in china, the data protection regulations and the regulatory framework in general. His research at Takshashila Institution revolves around the political economy of innovation in China and its implications for the development of artificial intelligence.

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