Debojit Dutta
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Debojit Dutta is an editorial associate at IDR, and is responsible for writing, editing, sourcing, and publishing content. He has previously worked in editorial roles with Sahapedia, The Quint, and The Sunday Guardian, and is a founding editor of Antiserious, a literary webzine. Debojit’s writings have appeared in publications such as Himal Southasian,, and The Wire.

Articles by Debojit Dutta

wooden stamp - government

May 10, 2022
Government partnerships: What makes them successful?
Nonprofits that work with the government must prioritise patience and perseverance as necessary skills in their partnerships.
Workers standing at the other side of a counter_e-shram

April 28, 2022
Confusion mars e-Shram registration process
Across India, unorganised workers registering for the e-Shram card have to wade through rumours of monetary benefits, fear of fraud, and a daunting process.
Seven boys sitting outside a fish shop in Meghalaya_Anant Innovation-aquaculture Meghalaya

January 18, 2022
Fish to water
Women exchanging various goods at a fair-barter-rural communities

January 12, 2022
Can barter system work in today’s India?
Amid a cash crunch and market shutdowns during COVID-19 many rural communities in India used barter to meet their needs—showing us why this form of exchange still works.

December 21, 2021
The cost of marriage
Women harvesting the field_Flickr-women entrepreneurs

December 17, 2021
A crisis is an opportunity to recognise women’s leadership
Prema Gopalan of SSP talks about the role of agriculture in building sustainable livelihoods and the need to build an ecosystem for women to take charge.

December 14, 2021
What’s in a name?
The area outside Jama Masjid with people and buildings, captured from a height in Jama Masjid. Indian cities are plagues by poor planning.

November 16, 2021
Building better cities
Indian cities are plagued by poor planning. To remedy this, a recent NITI Aayog report suggests reviewing outdated city plans, encouraging citizen participation, and strengthening local leadership.

November 9, 2021
Out for a duck
four women sitting on chairs on a fabric shop working on stitching clothes in a tailor shop-livelihoods programmes

September 23, 2021
Income shouldn’t be the only measure of livelihoods
When it comes to livelihoods, nonprofits and funders must think beyond income, and invest in community-building, resilience, and self-esteem.
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