Prakarsh Singh Author

Prakarsh Singh has a PhD, Masters and BSc from the London School of Economics. As an assistant professor of economics, he conducted six years of research trying to improve child under-nutrition in India, before moving to new pastures in 2017. He currently works as a Senior Economist at Amazon in Seattle.

Social IssuesThought-provoking

The underbelly of undernutrition: notes from the field

(6 minute read)
Prakarsh Singh describes his fieldwork in an urban slum for his research into malnutrition in his native India and reports an alarming lack of progress in the battle against hunger and disease.

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Art & CultureLifestyle

Flying high: what birds, artists and time have in common

(8 minute read)
Three books take Prakarsh Singh into new dimensions of being.

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Art & CultureCOVID-19

Harmed by hyperlinks and why fireflies spark: it’s time to rediscover books

(7 minute read)
Prakarsh Singh opens some unread books around the house and ends up in some very strange places.

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LifestyleThought-provoking

Getting curious about curiosity

(4 minute read)
What’s the point of curiosity? Prakarsh Singh examines the great power of this quality and highlights its importance in our lives. Curious? Read on!

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Social IssuesThought-provoking

Your data’s barbed wire

Barbed wire has been regarded as one of civilisation’s smartest inventions because it clearly defines one’s property. In a market-driven capitalist economy, this property becomes an asset. Prakarsh Singh argues that data is the barbed wire of the future.

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