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Who Is Accountable For India’s Rising Joblessness?

Who Is Accountable For India’s Rising Joblessness?

21 February, 2022 Ashutosh Bhardwaj

Is unemployment an economic issue or a governance failure? Is unemployment a true reflection of the actual rate of joblessness in the country? We explore.

Living On The Edge: The Pandemic And Its Axe On The Migrant Workers

Living On The Edge: The Pandemic And Its Axe On The Migrant Workers

21 February, 2022 Haima Deshpande

The migrant workers, the fringe labourers and the last man, it has been a testing time for the lot as the pandemic took away every ounce of security from their lives.


Despite Market Reforms, India’s Job Market Has Only Gone Bad To Worse

Why have erstwhile reforms failed to help India generate jobs and gainfully employ its skilled youth?

Jobless, Hopeless: India’s Nowhere Generation

Jobless, Hopeless: India’s Nowhere Generation

21 February, 2022 Abdul Shaban

They don’t have jobs nor do they have direction. There is an increasing discontent among the youth of India


The Post-Pandemic Budget And The Rural Distress

Instead of providing employment, experts believe the post-pandemic Union budget is likely to deepen the distress in the rural economy

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21 February, 2022

Is Entrepreneurship A Viable Alternative To Jobs?

Sabina Dewan

How practical is it to aspire to be self-employed? Does it pay off for all those who venture? What are the pitfalls?


21 February, 2022

Work In Progress: Job Promises That Drive Elections In India

The promised jobs are yet to materialise and India’s unemployment problem continues to grow bigger.


21 February, 2022

Is Job Creation Only A Government Responsibility?

Bibek Debroy

A more important role the government has in the matter of job creation is that of building an ecosystem conducive to creation of jobs


21 February, 2022

High On Hope: The Widening Gap Between Aspiration And Job Opportunity

Mayank Jain Parichha

On the eve of polls, educated Purvanchal youth are in a bind – whether to vote for caste and creed or choose job security by sacrificing their core convictions


21 February, 2022

The Truth About Manual Scavenging In India

Asad Ashraf

Decades after Independence and despite its leaps in science and technology, India is yet to find an alternative for manual scavenging


21 February, 2022

Is India Headed For A Demographic Disaster?

Vishnu Narayan

India could be well staring at a demographic disaster and Bihar could be at the centre of the disquiet over joblessness


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21 February, 2022

Employment And The Dalit Equation

Amit Thorat

The pandemic and the job cuts that came with it led to a double exclusion of the dalits, who anyway have limited options for employment


14 February, 2022

Statues Of Women In India And The Male Gaze

Lachmi Deb Roy

Can public art in India, depicting admirable women from history and mythology, shed the male gaze?


14 February, 2022

The Cost Of Piety, A Mirzapur Dirge

Umesh Kumar

Sandstone mining, to build the Ayodhya temple among others, provides vital employment, but endangers lives, livelihoods and the environment


14 February, 2022

Marmoreal Projections: Ambedkar, Phule And Dalit Iconography

Y.S. Alone

Statue-building in post-colonial India has followed oppositional trajectories. While the State has tried to project Brahminical hegemony, the public has tried to reclaim the narrative.


14 February, 2022

From Lenin To Saddam, How Mighty Statues Have Fallen Over Time

Seema Guha

History has a serendipitous way of discarding statues that were once erected to project power and perpetuity


14 February, 2022

Statues And The Construction Of Memory

Ashutosh Bhardwaj

Far from being about ‘art for art’s sake’, statues are instrument for revival of memory, or construction of new ones.


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14 February, 2022

Why Statues Of Dogra Kings Are Political Fodder For Kashmiri Politicians

Naseer Ganai

From Ghulam Nabi Azad to Mehbooba Mufti, Valley leaders have invoked the Dogra rulers to win over Hindu-majority Jammu.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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