November 6, 2020

November 6, 2020

Issue Articles

The Sabars of Singhbhum

A photo-essay on the Sabars, an identified Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group, who survive—live is hardly the word—in the most extreme conditions in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand.

The Digital Panopticon and How It Is Fuelled by Personal Data

Our phones are continuously leaking about who we are, where we are, what we read, what we buy, and our likes and dislikes. The data is being collected with and without our consent. It is sold for profit; more dangerously it can be used to modify our behaviour.

Bearing Witness to the Covid-19 Lockdown

Migrant Workers in Proof Regimes
During the lockdown, migrant workers have produced ‘proofs’ to lay claim to promised aid, display grief and gratitude, and to archive violence they faced. These fragments from the worker-as-witness throw up critical questions on practices of welfare and aid.

Comorbidities of the Indian Economic Recovery

The comorbidities of falling investment, exports, and consumption will make recovery look like the Nike swoosh logo: a flat and protracted recovery. A series of measures, including a rebuilding of trust, are required for sustained economic growth.

Confronting Precarious Work

Beyond social security for platform workers
The precarisation of labour is written into the very logic of platform business models. Ignoring this, and focusing only on social security measures to protect workers, normalises exploitative labour conditions as the 'future of work'.

Jammu and Kashmir’s New Domicile Law

Justice for some, repression for many
Jammu and Kashmir’s new domicile law recognizes the rights of marginalized Hindu communities that had earlier been locked in social exclusion. But giving rights to one set of groups while simultaneously taking away the rights of Kashmiris is not justice.

Forum/Letters

Letters on November 6 issue

A seminal discourse on social justice in neoliberal times
The discourse on migrant workers in India, narrated by Tarangini S and Nitya V (Bearing Witness to the Covid-19 Lockdown:...
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