January 19 marked the 29th anniversary of the police firing that claimed the lives of two Bunkars in Bhagalpur. Nearly three decades after the incident, the community is still plagued by the same issues.
Villagers in Mahoba district have not received subsidised grain despite being in the worst drought-affected district in Uttar Pradesh.
Chitrakoot (UP): In the drought-affected Basiniha village in Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot district, the situation is so bad that the villagers survive on a single roti a day. Despite this, Munni Devi was not eager to take up employment at a NREGA work site when an offer was recently […]
A new research paper finds that as the capital intensity of production grows, the share of workers’ wages in national income has fallen sharply.
Migrant workers struggle hard to maintain the symbols of a modern, resurgent India. Yet, the same India treats them with an opportunistic indifference, extracting hard labour but denying them basic rights or social or legal protection.
A new report brings out the appalling conditions of migrant workers, mostly female, coming to work in Bangalore’s garment factories.
In early December, as Tamil Nadu went under water with unprecedented floods, one news that got submerged alongside, was the sentencing of eight autoworkers of Pricol Limited to a ‘double life’ term in prison. The sentences, to run concurrently, were pronounced by a sessions court judge in Coimbatore, […]
India has continued to make very little headway in improving the status of human development within the country, moving up only five notches on the United Nation’s recently released Human Development Index (HDI), a ranked list that measures various dimensions of human well-being. According to the report, which was […]
Nearly 156,000 children engaged in vegetable seed production in India; most women engaged in trade are not even paid minimum wages: Report
Concerns about hygiene are a flimsy cover for the casteism that governs middle class household attitudes towards letting domestic workers use their toilet.
One year after closure of the Nokia factory in Sriperumbudur, it is not clear that the government has learned any lessons from the failure of that celebrated manufacturing venture.
Coming back to Mumbai after three decades, the author is taken aback at the almost total obliteration of the history of its once humming mills
They battled the spectre of inundation and the harshness of a soil they had no means of cultivating. But the razor-like etches Gujarat’s quarries have scarred their lungs with have left them, literally, gasping for air
Entry-level salaries for salespersons in Mumbai are between Rs 6,000 and Rs 8,500, less than what farmhands in rural India can make in a month.
A shocking new report on the automotive sector questions whether manufacturing in India can ever deliver on its promises without offering a safe environment for workers.