With 7-8% joblessness for the past few years, urban job seekers are helpless and hopeless. An equally alarming trend is the fall of the work participation rate itself in cities and towns
Food insecurity has worsened across the world during this pandemic with countries like India and Brazil exhibiting systemic failure, forcing people to depend on voluntarism
Reports are coming from different states all over the country of oxygen running out in hospitals, no hospital beds, no medicines, and bodies piling up as families wait for their turn outside crematoriums.
The central government’s failure to act and years of privatization of healthcare has put India at the epicenter of the pandemic
In tackling the second wave, India’s Central government led by Narendra Modi has been bumbling and groping for solutions, mostly much delayed and inadequate
It has been one year since the Narendra Modi government in India imposed a nationwide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today we take a look at recent reports of the killing of civilians in the Tigray region, custodial deaths of Indigenous people in Australia, police repression against a protest in Jordan, and the key lessons learned as India marks 1 year of the Covid-19 lockdown
While domestic workers number in the tens of millions—constituting a major proportion of India’s workforce—their labor is not formally recognized, and they lack essential rights and guarantees.
In the three months from September 2020 alone, 9 million people lost their jobs. A breakdown of job losses shows that younger people and women have borne the brunt
The right-wing Narendra Modi government used the pandemic and the lockdown to foist more exploitative policies. But the sustained resistance by people has shaken its hubris
The pandemic is still raging, with the second highest number of daily cases in the world and an ominous plateauing in the last fortnight, after weeks of fall in cases
A paper published by the Indian Journal of Medical Research has made several claims on the effectiveness of India’s lockdown. However, the methodology used does not meet scientific rigor