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Shaina Anand

Shaina Anand cites underground nuclear testing in 1998 in India as prompting her involvement

in activism. The event galvanized many fellow activists in Mumbai who were also increasingly

concerned with India’s role in international trade agreements.1 As economic globalization was

being heralded, few were scrutinizing the effects of this shift on a local level. Anand, whose

background is in documentary film, decided to explore the possibility of using broadcast media

as a way to draw attention to socio-economic problems.