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Reconceptualising Women’s Work in the the National Sample Survey
A good approach to build a new framework for measuring women’s work better is for the National Statistical Office to accept the definitions and categories recommended in 2013 by the 19th…
Through a Glass, Clearly
A memoir that 'dwells on the determination, grit and creativity of ordinary people who come together in a battle waged on multiple sites, in public and private spaces: courts, mandal and…
The Right Lessons to Draw as India Overtakes China's Population
India will become the world’s most populous country earlier than anticipated. It would however be counterproductive to take coercive steps towards population control.
Christophe Z. Guilmoto
Writers, Literatures, and Lessons from the Margins
Conversations between writers across India reveal similar processes of marginalisation spanning multiple communities. These insights offer ways for mutually empathetic relationships between people of…
Right to Abortion in India and the US
What can the US judicial overturning of Roe v Wade tell us about reproductive decision-making and the law in India? Our histories might be different, yet they intersect with each other, and our goals…
How Dynamic are India’s Labour Markets?
While policy works to provide more jobs to the unemployed, it must also tackle the deep-seated structural issues in India's urban labour market: long-term unemployment; women exiting the labour…
Field Notes from a 'PoSH Trainer'
There is much to learn from unlikely places about the working — and promise — of the law against sexual harassment at workplaces.
How a Village in Delhi Influenced Public Healthcare in India
The periurban space of Najafgarh has been a site of continuous experimentations in delivering rural primary healthcare since the 1930s. The model of the health visitor developed there has worked its…
The Perils of the Digital University
Without proper regulatory clarity and oversight, the emerging policy on online education threatens to turn the university into a shell institution, commandeered by industry for profiteering.
A Suitable Girl?
The age at which Indian women marry has been rising over the decades; making 21 the legal minimum will aim to fix something that is not broken. It will cause harm, pushing many women into zones of…
Mary E John