From Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi
I am Sanchari Mukhopadhyay, currently pursuing my PhD at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.
My research revolves around the changing dynamics of the urban spaces in the ongoing neoliberal era where I’m specifically aspiring to understand the planning and policy changes in the course of urban development and to comprehend people’s stake in the cityscape.
The field work of urban transformation with the University of Cologne gave me a chance to further explore the urban way of life and provided valuable insights to carry out a successful research in near future. I am delighted to find this opportunity to enrich my research and am immensely thankful to DAAD and the programme organizers from the University for such.
Last but not least, I also consider this programme as a great opportunity to live through the European culture and to get familiar with the educational system therein. It has been a wonderful experience; extremely exciting and valuable enough to cherish throughout my life.