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#2018: The Year of Rising Joblessness

Narendra Modi in the run-up to the 2014 General Elections, had promised to generate “One crore jobs every year”. Nearly five years down the line, this has proved to be a Jumla (false promise). The tragedy of unemployment or joblessness continues unabated, complemented by a government that has no solution except to fiddle with data. […]



A Social Autopsy of Azeem’s Death

An eight year old Madarsa student was killed in Delhi on October 25th, and his death has been variously narrated as a lynching, or as a scuffle between minor boys. Azram Rahman Khan traces a pre-history of hate that contributed towards this unfortunate incident.    The tragic death of Mohammad Azeem, an 8 year-old student […]


When Personal is Political… A Lesson from the Film ‘Merku Thodarchi Malai’

‘Merku Thodarchi Malai’ (Western Ghats) – a Tamil film that got released this year – speaks of complex questions around the personal and the political within the working class movement. Writes Chandrika Radhakrishnan.     “But looking at these things as a whole, it is evident that this does not depend on the will, either […]


Bonded Inborn

Indian brick field labourers are subject to abysmal working condition, bonded labour, child labour, paltry wage and unavoidable diseases. The darkness under the glittering flames of ‘Shining India’: a photo-essay by Bijoy Chowdhury. Bricks constitute one of the basic ingredients of a home infrastructure. That is why, often, we use the metaphor of a brick […]



যৌন শ্রমের মর্যাদার দাবিতে ‘মে ডে’ মিছিল

মে ডে উপলক্ষে পথে নামলেন কলকাতার যৌনকর্মীরা – শ্রমের অধিকারের দাবিতে। আলোচনায় উঠে এল নানা বিতর্ক ও পথের সন্ধান।  গ্রাউন্ডজিরো: গত ৩০শে এপ্রিল প্রায় ৪০০ জন যৌনকর্মী রাস্তায় নামলেন ১লা মে-র আন্তর্জাতিক শ্রমিক দিবস উপলক্ষে মিছিল আর সাংস্কৃতিক অনুষ্ঠানের সূচি নিয়ে। সঙ্গে রইলেন ‘দুর্বার মহিলা সমন্বয় কমিটি’,  ‘আমরা পদাতিক’, ‘আনন্দম’ এবং আরও অনেকে। প্রান্তিক মানুষের […]