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Notes from Arakan I: Of Double Names, Refugee Camps and Loaded Histories

Khin Zaw Win recalls his recent journey to Myanmar's westernmost state ravaged by a twin crisis of armed conflict and a raging pandemic.

Migrant Workers and their Children in Kerala Continue to Face Crippling Problems

From high drop-out rates among children to lack of awareness, migrant workers in Kerala, especially those employed in plantations, face severe challenges in living a dignified life.

Despite Bigotry and Discrimination, Sikhs Continue to Fight for Dignity in US Politics

By building across-the-board solidarities and bipartisan alliances, American Sikhs have carved out a space for themselves in US politics. But a host of key issues remain unresolved.

The Myth of ‘Secular’ Anti-CAA Protests in Assam

Many have claimed that the opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 in Assam was 'secular'. This is based on a narrow understanding of Assamese politics and hegemonic social order.

The Warrior from Nyarong Is No More: An Ode to Tibet’s Rebel ‘Mother’, Ama...

Imprisoned for 27 years in a Chinese prison, Ama Adhe recently passed away in her Dharamsala home, leaving behind an entire generation of Tibetan activists whom she inspired.

India’s Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act of 1979 Needs Urgent Overhaul

The ISMW Act 1979 has serious limitations in the present context, as the architecture of migration has changed over the years. The COVID-19 crisis necessitates urgent reforms.

How to Revive Rural Economy for Returning Migrant Workers: The Odisha Way

The Odisha government's handling of the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic holds lessons for other state governments in India.

“Their Plight Feels Personal”: CNLU Students, Alumni Come Together to Help Migrant Workers

A group of students and alumni from a law school in Patna have been helping migrant workers stranded by the COVID-19 lockdown. But now they are running out of money.

Baghjan Blowout: Victims Worried About Contamination, Coronavirus, and Their Future

As a botched-up oil well continues to burn in Upper Assam's Baghjan, two university scholars providing relief to the displaced discover a barren landscape of hopelessness, apathy and anxiety.

Not Just State Apathy, Capitalism to Equally Blame for India’s Migrant Worker Crisis

It wasn't just the Indian state's inhumanity that caused the migrant worker crisis, but also the very nature of the neoliberal capitalist system.