By monopolising vaccine production patents and distribution chains, wealthy nations of the world were able to secure the bulk of global stocks, leaving poorer ones at a disadvantage.
The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled another cycle of migrant workers' displacement in India. The state needs to develop better policies to deal with this endearing crisis.
Online 'freelance' workers, such as those working with app-based services, kept Indian cities going during the harsh COVID-19 lockdown. But they remain vulnerable to exploitation and uncertainty.
Time and again, artisans have crafted idols of Goddess Durga to make a point about social justice. Yet, these artisans are themselves one of the most underpaid segments of India's informal economy.
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.
The Anganwadi system has been the bedrock of India's early child care system. The new National Education Policy encourages an expansion of this regime.
The ongoing pandemic has exacerbated the risk of child labour for children from vulnerable sections of the population.
Construction workers contribute significantly to the national formal economy, but themselves remain perennially informal. This needs to change.
Latest research shows that reductions in Carbon emissions during the COVID-19 pandemic are not enough to reverse the climate crisis.