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The Closure of Assam’s Iconic Paper Mills Have Pushed Workers To the Brink

With the NCLT waiting to decide the fate of the two now-shuttered paper mills at Nagaon and in Cachar, workers who have been left in the lurch want the government to act.

As COVID-19 Chokes Garment Supply Chains in India, Workers Suffer

Disruptions in garment supply chains in India on account of the pandemic-induced lockdowns have seriously dented the already-dismal living and working conditions of workers.

The Monday That Shook the Indian Economy

On 31 August 2020, India woke up to the news of its biggest GDP crash ever. How did it come to this point?

Forget ‘Act of God’, India’s Finance Minister Should Use ‘Karma’ to Justify Government Failure

The Indian finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, recently blamed the ongoing economic crisis on god. Blaming it on 'Karma' could be more effective.

COVID-19 Adds Fuel to India’s Bonded Labour Crisis

Pandemic-induced lockdowns and subsequent loss of livelihood in informal sectors might push the vulnerable sections into the clutches of bonded labour.

How China Is Responding to Debt Sustainability Complaints Over BRI Projects

Beijing's grand Belt and Road Initiative has faced criticisms of heavy debt impositions on smaller economies. But China seems to be fighting back, amidst emerging challenges.

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.

Mongolia’s Success and Challenges Against COVID-19

The Central Asian country's initial response to the outbreak was swift and effective. But it faces a daunting economic challenge now.

Why Is It Difficult to Implement Minimum Wages Act in India?

The implementation of minimum wages legislation in India remains hamstrung by a host of systemic and practical challenges.

What Does Moody’s Downgrade Mean for India in the Backdrop of the Pandemic?

Moody's downgrade comes amidst a sluggish national economy, made doubly worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.