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Nidhi Bhaskar is a senior studying Public Policy at Brown. An east coast transplant from St. Louis, Missouri, she carries a deep appreciation for toasted ravioli, the Cardinals, and St. Louis Bread Company. At the Herald, she authors a bi-weekly column on politics and society. Outside of writing, Nidhi is fascinated by old maps & cities and can be found snacking on frozen blueberries.

Articles by Nidhi Bhaskar (6)

Bhaskar ’21: Contemplating the future of academic objectivity

Columns, Opinions

Bhaskar ’21: Contemplating the future of academic objectivity

April 9, 2021 5 comments

Over the past two years, identity politics have trickled into the curricula of university settings worldwide. At face value, such movements appear well-intentioned.

Bhaskar ’21: Reconciling the pharmaceutical industry in the age of COVID-19

Columns, Opinions

Bhaskar ’21: Reconciling the pharmaceutical industry in the age of COVID-19

March 11, 2021 5 comments

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout progresses nationally, all eyes are on the industries responsible for creating and churning out the vaccine in such record time. Given the success of Operation Warp Speed, can we possibly praise the companies that took a huge gambit to provide us the vaccine? Or is […]

Bhaskar ’21: Moralistic branding of movements fosters groupthink and denies nuance to sociopolitical issues

Op-eds, Opinions

Bhaskar ’21: Moralistic branding of movements fosters groupthink and denies nuance to sociopolitical issues

February 11, 2021 6 comments

Branding signals. From #FeeltheBern’s revitalization of Sanders’s democratic socialism to Trump’s demagoguery-laden “Make America Great Again,” today’s policies and campaigns are dependent on their branding, nomenclature and image, which poise them to garner attention and accumulate a following.

Bhaskar ’21: When unity isn’t in the cards

Columns, Opinions

Bhaskar ’21: When unity isn’t in the cards

January 25, 2021 1 comment

As the contentious “battle for the soul of our nation” drew to a close, President Biden took the stage last Wednesday after being sworn in as the 46th president of America.

Bhaskar ’21: Religion, controversy and the Supreme Court

Op-eds, Opinions

Bhaskar ’21: Religion, controversy and the Supreme Court

November 17, 2020 1 comment

Following a turning point in American history, President-elect Joe Biden must prepare to enter an ideological arena that has been freshly impacted by the controversial appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, which created a 6-3 conservative-liberal majority.

Bhaskar ’21: Brown should not remove statues of Roman emperors from campus. Here’s why.

Op-eds, Opinions

Bhaskar ’21: Brown should not remove statues of Roman emperors from campus. Here’s why.

October 18, 2020 36 comments

In late September, a group of Brown University students, faculty and administrators held a virtual town-hall to discuss the implications and future treatment of several monuments that currently occupy Brown’s campus.