Who am I?
I’m Tejas, and I’m a second-year student at Stanford studying economics. I’m interested in animal welfare, South Asian politics, and effective altruism, and I write about a wide range of adjacent things; I plan to start writing here in June.
I also spent a lot of time in high school reading and thinking about gender violence, and plan to edit and put up a bunch of drafts I wrote from that time.
To get a sense of who I am, I recommend some of my old writings and Twitter threads:
An explanation of why minimum wages might be efficient under monopsony
Why India’s beef bans might have hurt animals, on net
A reframing of the “torture vs. dust specks” problem that helped me think about it more clearly
How a Kuznets curve for meat consumption might mean rapid growth is preferable for animals
Why child labor bans might backfire, and cause increases in child labor
I also like competitive debate an unhealthy amount. In high school, I competed for Team India at the World Championships, and I continue to debate in the British Parliamentary format for Stanford.
I’m supported by Emergent Ventures.