As autonomous citizens capable of acting on the responsibilities that go with Constitutional rights have been technologically replaced by populations to be ‘managed’, what we see is the populist abstraction of the ‘people’ being used against actual people.
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Volunteers helping migrant workers in the lockdown had to collect Aadhaar details when websites, government agencies and funders demanded. This was ‘proof’ that the workers existed, were citizens and needed support.
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In India, “with declining potential growth, once the pandemic recedes the recovery is likely to be very weak. It might well be K-shaped, with some sectors recovering before others, but aggregate growth is unlikely to be either V-shaped or even U-shaped.”
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"Migrant workers struck by the lockdown have had to mark their gratitude for their ‘helpers’ at every turn. These gestures, while in every way well-meaning, carry the burden of the imbalance, deprivation & inequality harshly brought to the fore."
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On the labour conditions, future of work, and promises made to gig and platform workers.

Gayatri Nair on workers' safety & welfare.
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@[email protected] @[email protected] @[email protected] on looking beyond social security for platform workers.
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Recent economic growth in India, fired just by consumption, was unsustainable. The job and income destruction in the informal sector and in exports had a lagged impact on the remaining engines of growth, which also started to sputter.
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Migrant workers struck by lockdown have had to mark their gratitude for their ‘helpers’ at every turn. These gestures, while in every way well-meaning, carry the burden of the imbalance, deprivation & inequality brought to the fore by this moment.
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“Who would think that they would trap us like this? Now we can’t even leave this work with all the loans that we have.” Drivers of app-based businesses speak of being in a debt spiral, trying to offset one debt with another.
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Volunteers helping migrant workers in the lockdown had to collect Aadhaar details when websites, government agencies and funders demanded. This was ‘proof’ that the workers existed, were citizens and needed support.
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With the Indian economy in intensive care, there is continuing speculation as to the nature & timeline of its recovery. An informed understanding hinges on looking at the state of the economy at the time it contracted the Covid downturn, writes @[email protected]
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During lockdown, migrant workers have produced ‘proofs’ to claim promised aid, display grief & gratitude, & to archive violence they faced. These fragments throw up critical questions on practices of welfare & aid.
Tarangini S & Nitya V of @[email protected]
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Comorbidities in investment, exports, & consumption will make India’s recovery look more like the Nike logo: flat & protracted. A series of measures, including rebuilding trust, are required for sustained economic growth. @[email protected] of @[email protected] writes.
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Rather than 'green' political posturing, India must plan an energy transition based on its developmental interests.

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"One cannot help surmise that the past several decades of development have not been accompanied by any substantial increase in women’s work participation…"

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"The hype around India’s renewable energy plans, evident in ever increasing ambition in the announcements made by the prime minister, is likely to backfire."

Tejal Kanitkar in:
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