Tanvi Bhatikar

Senior Associate - Research | tbhatikar at iihs dot ac dot in

2010    MA Communication Studies, Department of Media and Communication Studies, Savitiribai Phule Pune               University, Pune
2008    BA Mass Media (Journalism) Mumbai University, Mumbai


Countries: India
States: Karnataka, Maharashtra
Cities: Bengaluru, Pune
Languages: English , Hindi, Konkani, Marathi

Tanvi’s educational background is in Communication Studies. Her work in the development sector has largely focussed on research and communications. She has worked with Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy and Association for Democratic Reforms in areas of urban governance and electoral and political reforms. For the last three years she has been a part of the ‘PAISA for Panchayats’ programme at Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research where she was a part of a team that studied fiscal decentralisation at the Panchayat level in Kolar district in Karnataka. The focus of her research has been understanding the fund flow at the Panchayat level, and the political processes and institutions associated with it.


Tanvi has also contributed to publications such as HT Cafe, Hindustan Times Mumbai and most recently, to India Together where she has written on topics related to politics and development. She has also been an editorial consultant with Sampark, Bangalore where her work involved writing and editing research proposals and academic papers.

Other Writing

  • 2016 PAISA for Panchayats, Tracking Fiscal Devolution to local governments
  • How Parties are wooing the young voter, India Together, 14th April 2014
  • Can educated MPs do more for education, India Together, 21st April 2014
  • Facebook Arrests: Could you be next in line?, India Together, 20th September 2014
  • The laws we forgot we had, India Together, 20th September 2014
  • Why the Chattisgarh sterilization tragedy might happen again, India Together, 24th November 2014
  • SC verdict puts the spotlight on Bangla immigrants in Assam, India Together, 27th December 2015
  • Mr Prabhu, here is one thing every traveller on Indian Railway needs, India Together, 12th March 2015