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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 (4)

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 0 comments

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.