Shruti Patil


Challenges and Opportunities in the Gig Economy in a Post-Covid World

December 15, 2022

This research aims to improve the understanding of the rapidly growing space of the platform gig economy, which is estimated to triple in the next few years. In India, the gig economy has its roots in informal work arrangements in the rural agrarian economy, urban industrial hubs, and domestic spaces. The rapid adoption of smartphones and the inter… Read more


A Push Factor for Trafficking: Gender-Based Violence

May 25, 2022


One can lure victims into brothels and across international borders. The other is often hidden in the home. But their tangled relationship holds a key to detection, enforcement, and rehabilitation.


In India’s Cities, Women Should Work, Thrive, and Loiter

January 16, 2019


They say that India lives in its villages, but this is changing. In 30 years, some 60 percent of India’s population will live in cities. Larger metros such as New Delhi or Mumbai are already grappling with the challenges presented by the constant influx of rural migrants. These megacities are growing rapidly, while their governments are playing cat… Read more