Monday, July 4, 2022


Celebrating the Unsung Heroes of India’s COVID-19 Response: Migrant Workers, Farmers and Tribals

Underestimated and neglected, India’s migrant workers, farmers and tribals are on the frontline of our response to the pandemic.
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Dear Migrant Workers, We Have Disappointed You Once Again

There is an urgent need to recognise and acknowledge the gravity of the migrant crisis and draw on the critical lessons that we have learnt about them amid the lockdown. This alone will help us build a sound and effective post lockdown strategy. 
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Living the Life of an “Orphan”: The Pathology of Being a Migrant Labourer in...

An inadequately executed plan for the migrant class, the dilution of critical labour laws and the economic hardships to life and livelihood have brought the existence of India’s migrant workers into the dark dens of negligence and state apathy.

Are They Rogues and Are We Traitors?

Here is yet another addition to the interesting series of anecdotes based on the captivating life experiences of an ordinary family amid extraordinary circumstances. 

Babies Born Aboard Shramik Trains Need a Future, Not Gifts 

The Eastern Coastal Railway has planned to reward babies born on Shramik Special Trains in the form of cash and kind. More than 37 babies have been born aboard Shramik Special Trains so far.
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Suspension of Labour Laws Amid the Pandemic: Are We Pushing the Flexibility Agenda?

The article analyses the suspension of critical labour laws amid the pandemic and unleashes the often ignored questions on dignity of labour.
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Bihar’s Katihar Railway Station Sees Clashes Between Migrant Workers and Police Over Lack of...

Migrant workers were lathi-charged at Katihar railway station in Bihar after they protested against the lack of transportation facilities to take them to their home districts. 

Migration, Poverty and Some Unanswered Questions from Odisha

Amid poverty, young men from Odisha migrate to cities in search of livelihoods but what does the city give them in return?

India’s coronavirus pandemic shines a light on the curse of caste

Given the tenacity and pervasiveness of the caste system, it is hardly surprising that some of the worst sufferers of the COVID-19 pandemic are India’s “untouchables,” the Dalits.
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Will it be Easy to Bring Back Migrant Workers to Cities Post-Lockdown?

Will millions of stranded and abandoned migrant workers be eager to come back to the cities after the lockdown?

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