Rhea Gupta

Rhea Gupta (23C) is from Mumbai, India, majoring in economics. Outside of the Wheel, she is a consulting team lead at the Emory Impact Investing Group, the vice president of partnerships of the Undergraduate Impact Investing Society and serves on the executive board of Emory's South Asian Women's Collective. She spends her free time watching stand up comedy, reading fiction and lamenting over the indecisiveness preventing her from concretely committing to a major.

Kaling’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ Is Occasionally Problematic, But Entertaining

Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) with her two best friends Fabiola (Lee Rodriguez) and Eleanor (Ramona Young) outside Sherman Oaks High School./Courtesy of Netflix While boasting POC representation and masterfully engineered subplots, the recently released Netflix original “Never Have I Ever” falls painfully short in its portrayal of immigrated Indians living in America.  The show follows an [...]

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It’s Time to Overhaul the Private Prison System

This election season, Democratic candidates are leaping over each other to appear most informed on criminal justice reform. Although President Donald Trump strongly supports private prisons, 12 of the initial candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination opposed Trump and endorsed the total elimination of private prisons.  Harsher sentencing policies for nonviolent offenders during and after [...]

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Working at Home in the Age of Zoom

After Emory’s halls closed, I packed my things and flew to the closest thing to India that I have in the U.S. — Houston. Coming back to a brown household is always fun. Your many relatives’ voices will undoubtedly maneuver around every concrete wall, clashing with the sound of clinking metallic pots. Any quiet that [...]

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To Protect Women’s Rights, Don’t Vote GOP

One in four women will walk on eggshells around pro-lifers by the time she turns 45, all because she did the worst thing a woman can do: she chose to put herself first. Of course, many seem to take immense offense to women engaging in this sort of rational behavior, as evidenced in the recent [...]

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Emory’s ICE Chapter Response to Government Violence in India is Weak

In the last few months, India has been troubled by political polarization and violence. Article 370 of the Indian constitution, which grants legislative autonomy to the state of Kashmir, was repealed. The government of India suspended internet services in Kashmir, effectively leaving it in the dark. The government passed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which [...]

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