COVID-19 impact on employment: women suffer a devastating blow, studies suggest
The implications of a complete shutdown of economic activities for over 2 months has adversely affected the labour market, especially the female workforce.
"For once, Don't Do It", Nike shares powerful message addressing racism in America
As peaceful protests in America turned violent, Nike's calm yet poignant message resonates with the groups protesting across the country to fight racism. Chants of "No Justice No Peace" and ''Black Lives Matter" have found their place in the streets amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
A year of Modi 2.0: Pinjra Tod and how the voice of dissent is crushed under the stringent regime
Pinjra Tod is a collective effort by women students to discuss, debate, share, mobilize, and collectivize struggles. Two of its members, JNU's Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, were arrested by the Delhi Police's Special Cell on Friday and booked under the inflexible Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Adultery no longer a crime: Taiwan court strikes down law in landmark ruling
The judgement that decriminalised adultery in Taiwan is lauded by rights activists across the island who see it as a step forward towards women's rights and protecting the right to privacy.
TV host Jimmy Fallon apologises for wearing blackface in old SNL clip after being slammed on social media
A clip from Saturday Night Live that was recorded in 2000 went viral on Monday. In it, Jimmy Fallon performs a skit impersonating Chris Rock, an African American, whilst wearing blackface, and depicting him as a user of crack and cocaine.
Virtual celebrations for Modi Government 2.0 amid the coronavirus crisis
The first anniversary of Modi 2.0 has taken the form of digital celebrations during the coronavirus pandemic instead of its usual well-orchestrated rallies; nevertheless, the celebrations will highlight the party's achievements over the past year.
Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu goes on trial in Jerusalem district court
Even if the PM is convicted for his crimes, he may continue to serve. As per the deal between Netanyahu and Gantz, the alternate Prime Minister and the premier are not required to resign because of criminal charges.
Happy birthday Ruskin Bond: Five books from the author that will remind us to enjoy solitude during lockdown
The humble author might not be able to greet us in the foothills of Mussoorie in these times, however, his books can certainly come as a respite from the mundane and the uncertainty of the pandemic. Here’s a list of books by Bond that are bound to rekindle our childhood memories.
Nowhere near relief: Sitaram Yechury dissects Centre's COVID package
Yechury called the extensive large scale privatisation as the “loot of India” citing the growing unemployment (by 14 Crores) and addressing the perils of migrant workers who are being subjected to “malnutrition, exhaustion, and (being) forced to travel on foot to reach their homes”.
Reform? Not really: The complete picture on the labour law changes by states
For a society with herd immunity against questions of inequality, it can be difficult to understand the hullabaloo around the states promulgating ordinances to suspend many labour laws in favour of ‘flexibility’. The opinion is divided to say the least. One set of commentators argue that our existing labour laws are the reason behind casualisation of labour and the main factor behind why our enterprises have remained small in size and scale. The other set thinks that the states are using the pandemic to amass arbitrary powers, strip the labourer of their rights in favour of further empowering the companies. Here’s the full picture.