Arpita Wadhwa

Arpita is a first year undergraduate at Ashoka, studying as a prospective Political Science major. Her interests lie in politics, pop culture and everything in between. She considers words to have the potential of driving change and aims to do the same with what she writes.

The Big Business of Likes and Tweets: Social Media in the Times of Elections

As the General Elections of 2019 approach, the country gears up for the plethora of propaganda that is about…

Campaigns for Women: Empowerment or Marketing Strategy?

The upsurge in campaigns for women empowerment and the ever-increasing use of slogans and phrases for equality, justice, especially…

The Fast-Fashion Empire of Zara and Why It Needs To Slow Down


In recent times, there has been an increase in the use of the term “fast fashion” especially…

Maternal Healthcare in India- A Market Operating in the Name of Service


A product of colonization, the medicalization of childbirth in India was the beginning of the process of re-imagining…

The Price of Devotion

With diversity in practice and fragile co-existence essential parts of its identity, religion emerges as a fascinating concept in…

Beauty and its Beasts: The Dark Side of the Beauty Industry

You and I are damsels in distress- rejected, helpless and waiting for our knights- wrapped in the shining armours…

The Business of Rainbows: How Capitalism is Buying Out the Pride Movement

The world’s all rainbows. That’s what it feels like as a never-ending list of products dipped in the colours…

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