Women-run home kitchens that popped up during lockdown show no signs of going away

(Illustration: Saurabh Singh) THE IC in IC Colony in Mumbai’s Borivali stands for immaculate conception. Chisy Das, who resides there, wants to believe that her new venture, a home kitchen, was conceived similarly, with patience, passion and perfection. This former MNC professional and her husband, who was in the construction field, considered several options before … Continue reading Women-run home kitchens that popped up during lockdown show no signs of going away

My Duty Towards the State Takes Precedence Over My Personal Ideologies: Yogi Adityanath

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on governance and growth in Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has taken a vow to crack down on unlawful religious conversions through a law popularly known as the ‘Love Jihad law’. He went ahead with this ‘Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Bill 2020’ following an emphatic win in state … Continue reading My Duty Towards the State Takes Precedence Over My Personal Ideologies: Yogi Adityanath

Global Study on Indian Informal Sector Reveals Shocking Results

High economic growth rate has done very little for unorganized workers, especially women and lower castes, says the report published by UNU-WIDER A recent paper published by the United Nations University that studied the transition of jobs between India’s informal and formal sectors during the high-growth period between 2004-05 and 2011-12 has said that upward … Continue reading Global Study on Indian Informal Sector Reveals Shocking Results

Domestic Abuse Sees a Sharp Rise in the Time of the Covid-19 Lockdown

Kolkata-based women’s rights activist Anuradha Kapoor speaks with a mix of compassion and passion. She founded the women’s rights organisation Swayam 25 years ago and it now covers the entire state of West Bengal. “Domestic abuse has gone up at least 20-30 per cent since the lockdown,” she says bluntly, doing some mental calculation of … Continue reading Domestic Abuse Sees a Sharp Rise in the Time of the Covid-19 Lockdown