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ABOUT

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Hello there!

My name is Adarsh Badri, and I’m a PhD student in International Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Earlier, I had completed my PhD coursework requirement at the Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament (CIPOD) at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. I hold a Master’s in Political Science at the University of Delhi, India.

My PhD research looks at the role of emotions and affect in the making of a postcolonial nation-state. My other research interests include identity, postcolonialism, IR theory, and foreign policy, with a focus on South Asia.

[check my CV here for a detailed academic background]

Now, about this blog!

I began writing essays and blogposts during my graduation days, despite all my routine inconsistencies. Initially, I used to write about identity, caste/class binaries, feelings, society, and politics. However, over the last year, I have structured my blog entries to help peers and friends doing a PhD in social sciences along with writing several book reviews as a monthly feature.

When I’m not writing, I’m generally sketching in the art book, binge-watching crime thrillers on Netflix, or admiring George Orwell!

You may reach out to me via Instagram @adarshbadri, Twitter @adarsh_badri, or email me at [email protected].


This website and the newsletter (fuzzy notes) have been a labour of love. While they are free to access (and will continue to be free), they are not free to create. I spend significant time researching, writing, and proofing every article I publish here, apart from all the logistical aspects of buying and managing the domain and hosting plans. Each article is written meticulously to help fellow readers (such as yourself) get the best knowledge, which is also witty and articulate in this outlook. You may reach out to me at [email protected] (and tell me what you liked about the essay you may have just read or if you want me to write on anything you wish to read). If you have benefitted from reading articles on my website and the newsletter, consider buying me a coffee (as a token of love and appreciation ♥). If you cannot do so now, it’s okay! (understandably, each of us has our problems to deal with every day.) You can still do something else: share the article with someone who may like it.



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