I am a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Arizona. I am also associated with the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom and the Cognitive Science Program at Arizona. A brief professional profile is available here and a more detailed one is on Linkedin

I am interested in politics and public policy. I believe that informed intellectual intervention in these areas is vital. I try to do my bit on this blog and through the media.

I have also worn the hats of activist, political consultant, debate trainer, and web developer. I served on the student government at the University of Missouri, as State Affairs officer, to liaison between the student community and the State of Missouri.

As an undergraduate at Hindu College, I was associated with United Students, a Delhi University freethinkers’ forum. Issues that we advocated for include: affirmative action along multiple axes including caste, economic deprivation, gender, and status as a first generation learner; improving women’s safety; cleaner and safer toilet facilities, especially for women; free shuttle services and subsidized transportation for students.

I like literature, arthouse films, cricket, programming, and video games. I co-founded PlanetCricket.org, the internet’s premium destination for cricket video games.

You can contact me at mail at ritwik dot me

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