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.
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 twin calamity of COVID-19 and floods in Assam and Bihar has crippled fieldwork for NGOs.
Data shows that the COVID-19 pandemic in the Indian context is intimately linked to the differential access to clean air and water, particularly in urban centres.
The Indian finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, recently blamed the ongoing economic crisis on god. Blaming it on 'Karma' could be more effective.
Pandemic-induced lockdowns and subsequent loss of livelihood in informal sectors might push the vulnerable sections into the clutches of bonded labour.
Once again, the Modi government's flagship national cleanliness survey has glossed over intricacies of cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene in India.