Debojit Dutta

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Debojit Dutta is an editorial associate at IDR. He manages Ground Up, and is responsible for writing, editing, sourcing, and publishing content across IDR's various sections. 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

Figurine of a man with hands raised_nonprofit humour

May 15, 2023
Mercury retrograde: A week at work
What can we do, when the stars aren’t aligned in our favour?
Women in a group_employment of burn survivors

April 27, 2023
How to ensure inclusive employment for burn survivors
Survivors of acid attack and self-inflicted burns require rehabilitation programmes that focus on social reintegration and support as they navigate the world of jobs.
A woman looming silk_muslim women

April 21, 2023
Muslim women workers in India: What the data doesn’t tell us
The pandemic made it easier for middle- and upper-class Muslim women to find jobs, but lower-income households struggled. Migrant workers from the community also remained invisible.
Five kids posing in front of the camera_pastoralists in kashmir

February 21, 2023
Why do pastoralists in Kashmir struggle for education?
Seasonal migration, low income, and caste-based discrimination are among the reasons why pastoral, nomadic tribes like Gujjar Bakarwals and Chopans struggle to access education.
A woman making food in a community kitchen-zero-waste cooking

February 10, 2023
Four tribes, four recipes, and much food for thought
Chefs from four different tribes in India share their recipes and discuss the threats to their food culture as they lose forests, migrate to cities, and struggle for livelihood in a changing world.
Picture of a cat sleeping_nonprofit humour

February 6, 2023
Can work, won’t work
Bitten by the quiet-quitting bug? Here are some early warning signs.
blue, red, and green grafitti on a wall--adivasi languages

January 31, 2023
“Language is like air; we understand its relevance in its absence”
Two young Adivasi cultural activists talk about their work of conserving and digitising their languages and the challenges they face in their endeavour.
A photo of Shah Rukh Khan in water_nonprofit humour

November 14, 2022
SRK gifs for all the deadlines you’ve missed.
Image of Kareena Kapoor saying "definitely not your page"-nonprofit humour

August 29, 2022
Seven types of people you ‘meet’ on LinkedIn
How did this become the platform for cringe content and toxic positivity?
a woman dressed in green picks up mahua flowers off the forest floor-adivasis

July 22, 2022
Beyond the pandemic: The struggles of Chhattisgarh’s Adivasis
The challenges faced by the Adivasis are rooted in poor implementation of policies and laws, and continuous exploitation of their lands and livelihoods.
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