Kaavya Jha

Hi, I'm a third-year Bachelor of Commerce student at the University of Melbourne, majoring in economics and marketing. Here is a collection of my writing, artwork, and other creations.


Hello and welcome to my online portfolio! Here I will be cataloguing my various creative endeavours across a variety of different mediums and platforms. Feel free to have a look around and do not hesitate to reach out. 

My Favourite Writing

The Ethics of Making an ‘Election Budget’

At a first glance, the 2019 Australia Budget looks too good to be true—the first surplus in forever! Tax cuts, which is basically free money, for everyone! Cash payments! Amazing! Until, of course, you realise that the federal election was announced for May 18. There’s no doubt that many elements of the coalition’s budget are designed to appeal to voters and keep the current government in power, but is this a cheap ploy with dubious ethical considerations?

Mad Ethnic Right Now

Hip-hop culture and black culture: are they the same? So often, these terms are used interchangeably, as if driven by the same experiences, based on the same values. Yet this might be a bit of misnomer, as black pop culture includes so much more than music (hello Black Panther). Historically, yes, hip-hop existed as a subsection of black culture, and it is imperative that we recognise that black artists created, developed, and popularised the genre. However, given the recent domination of rap an

A sneak peek of my art! 

In 2020, I am taking over as the director and co-host of the SAMMCast podcast! Check out an episode I co-hosted in 2019 here!