Priya Virmani

Priya Virmani is a political and economic analyst. She contributes to print, radio and television. As a TED speaker and an international speaker, she gives talks on disruptive economics, politics, psychology, and social and female entrepreneurship, the world over. She is also the founder and director of Paint Our World, a humanitarian project that works to rehabilitate underprivileged children who have suffered trauma and abuse.
Priya Virmani is a political and economic analyst. She contributes to print, radio and television. As a TED speaker and an international speaker, she gives talks on disruptive economics, politics, psychology, and social and female entrepreneurship, the world over. She is also the founder and director of Paint Our World, a humanitarian project that works to rehabilitate underprivileged children who have suffered trauma and abuse.

Latest from Priya Virmani

#MeToo in India: a true revolution against sexual abuse must begin at home

Centuries of subjugation have made women in India easy prey for sexual predators. Now’s the time to ride the momentum of the #MeToo movement to demand change – particularly at home, where much of the abuse occurs.

17 Oct 2018 - 1:31AM

Centuries of subjugation have made women in India easy prey for sexual predators. Now’s the time to ride the momentum of the #MeToo movement to demand change – particularly at home, where much of the abuse occurs.

#MeToo in India: a true revolution against sexual abuse must begin at home
South Asian monsoons and flooding expose Mumbai’s overdevelopment and greed
After London and Manchester terror attacks, the UK needs to act now to root out isolationist ideas
India shamed by silence on child sexual abuse within the family
Spanish retreat La Crisalida, a vegan paradise

If you’re looking to detox, relax, rejuvenate or even get a life makeover, the Mediterranean meditation retreat is the place for you

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

If you’re looking to detox, relax, rejuvenate or even get a life makeover, the Mediterranean meditation retreat is the place for you

Spanish retreat La Crisalida, a vegan paradise
Facebook should stay out of Pakistan’s crackdown on ‘blasphemy’
Indian PM Modi’s currency ban is a masterstroke in his drive to clean up the ‘dark’ economy
Why the heavenly status of Mother Teresa lies in her work on earth
To avert disaster, China and India must make fossil fuels a thing of the past
All talk and no action: Modi’s unfulfilled promises take the shine off his grand vision for a better India

Priya Virmani says recent election results show India’s young voters are losing faith in the prime minister and his ability to deliver on the commitments he made to make life better for ordinary people 

20 Nov 2015 - 1:51PM

Priya Virmani says recent election results show India’s young voters are losing faith in the prime minister and his ability to deliver on the commitments he made to make life better for ordinary people 

All talk and no action: Modi’s unfulfilled promises take the shine off his grand vision for a better India
Patel clan's fight to be 'backward' shows up India's outdated caste-based job and education quotas
India won't beat terrorism with the death penalty
For once, let bias favour women in patriarchal India
To prevent sex abuse, child's welfare must be made the top priority

Last month a six-year-old primary school girl was raped in Bangalore by her school's gym instructor and his accomplice. The incident was brushed under the carpet for days before a media expose brought it to light.

12 Aug 2014 - 1:38AM

Last month a six-year-old primary school girl was raped in Bangalore by her school's gym instructor and his accomplice. The incident was brushed under the carpet for days before a media expose brought it to light.

To prevent sex abuse, child's welfare must be made the top priority
Left to fester, Rohingya crisis will serve the radical cause

Crimson blobs and droplets on white marble, ensconced by Buddhist architecture. A short distance away, a magnificent Bodhi tree looks over the scene. This is the image being broadcast by the Indian media following the bomb blasts at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar.

10 Jul 2013 - 4:01AM

Crimson blobs and droplets on white marble, ensconced by Buddhist architecture. A short distance away, a magnificent Bodhi tree looks over the scene. This is the image being broadcast by the Indian media following the bomb blasts at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar.

Left to fester, Rohingya crisis will serve the radical cause
Rape case exposes India's dismal record of delivering justice for women
To stop the rapists, root out misogyny in Indian society

Last week's gang rape of a 22-year-old photojournalist in Mumbai comes nine months after the gang rape of a 23-year-old student aboard a bus in Delhi that led to her death. Delhi had tragically earned itself the title of India's rape capital but Mumbai, a more liberal city, was widely regarded as safe for women. Not any more.

31 Aug 2013 - 3:12AM

Last week's gang rape of a 22-year-old photojournalist in Mumbai comes nine months after the gang rape of a 23-year-old student aboard a bus in Delhi that led to her death. Delhi had tragically earned itself the title of India's rape capital but Mumbai, a more liberal city, was widely regarded as safe for women. Not any more.

To stop the rapists, root out misogyny in Indian society