‘Day One’: Of Swelling Development and Shrinking Spaces in a Not-So-Big City
The short film, made by an Assam-based filmmaker and a research scholar, does the long-pending job of directing attention at the growing lack of living space in Guwahati.
The Hindutva Thesis on Migration, and How To Challenge It Beyond the Logic of...
The Hindutva project aims to distill 'refugees' from so-called 'infiltrators' through the CAA 2019 and NRC. The resistance to that must transcend narrow parameters of belongingness.
India’s New OSHW Code Appreciates Migrant Workers’ Realities, but Fails To Ensure Comprehensive Protection
The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code (OSCHWC), 2020 takes into account ground realities of present-day migration landscape, but remains limited in scope.
How Social Media Created a Democratic Public Sphere During the COVID-19 Crisis in India
India's migrant worker crisis during the lockdown brought misery to thousands. But it also showed what social media is capable of - building inclusive networks of solidarity at a time when the State fails to act.
Fieldwork During COVID-19 and Floods: Experiences from Assam and Bihar
The twin calamity of COVID-19 and floods in Assam and Bihar has crippled fieldwork for NGOs.
Notes from Arakan III: Of Those on the Margins
For those in Rakhine who don't have the luxury of moving to bigger, safer cities, the monasteries and IDP camps in the state remain the only rays of hope.
In Assam, Popular Support for the NRC Has Echoes of Thomas Malthus’ Overpopulation Prophecy
The manner in which Assam's headcount exercise is justified borrows from Malthus' theory on overpopulation.
Notes from Arakan II: Of Humanitarian Monks and Congruent Cultures
As the conflict continues to displace hundreds in Myanmar's Rakhine State, monasteries have opened their doors to those fleeing.
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.