What Durga Puja During COVID-19 Pandemic Tells Us About Artisans

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.

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.

India’s NEP 2020 Reaffirms the Importance of Early Child Care Through Anganwadis

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.

Children Face Heightened Risk of Child Labour Due To COVID-19 Pandemic in India

The ongoing pandemic has exacerbated the risk of child labour for children from vulnerable sections of the population.

Miseries of India’s Construction Workers Won’t End, Thanks To a Lax Protection Regime

Construction workers contribute significantly to the national formal economy, but themselves remain perennially informal. This needs to change.

In Defence of Utopias

The multi-dimensional crisis that the Coronavirus pandemic has spurred reaffirms the importance of utopias as a tool for progressive social change.

Carbon Emissions Continue To Rise Despite COVID-19 Disruption

Latest research shows that reductions in Carbon emissions during the COVID-19 pandemic are not enough to reverse the climate crisis.

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?

COVID-19 Pandemic Reaffirms the Importance of Right to Clean Air and Water for Indians

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.