A reminder that three years ago, countless migrant workers walked hundreds of miles across the country as they were abandoned during the lockdown. Faced with starvation, they had chosen to walk home. Thousands of them died. It was apathy and abandonment. We had let them down as a nation and as a people.
The 2020 lockdown brought the invisible migrant workers in Indian cities out of their slums and shanties, and under media glare
Trains from Bihar are usually full of migrant workers who leave their homes and families behind in search of work. Swati Shikha and photographer Vikram Sharma took one such train journey.
In 2020, the estimated 10 million migrant workers who took the long journey back home, laid bare some fundamental questions about justice, inclusion and equity
In the absence of data, it is not known how many migrant workers in Bihar were given jobs to prevent post-lockdown out-migration
Post-lockdown, the Jharkhand government has launched a series of initiatives for migrant labourers. How helpful will they be?
A sluggish rural-urban transition in a context where 69 per cent of the population lives in rural areas is a serious impediment to India’s desired structural transformation. This requires a radical rethinking of the relationship between the rural and urban and how urbanisation policies can be more just, humane and inclusive towards migrant workers. How we treat migrants is intricately linked with the future of development in India.
Inter-state workers, who account for a chunk of Kerala’s workforce, were taken care of during the lockdown. What about before and after?
Migrant workers returning to Mumbai and neighbouring areas after the pandemic are finding it difficult to find work and accommodation
In a country where households cannot do without domestic workers, there is an appalling lack of data regarding their needs
A valuable archive documents the migrant crisis in India that exacerbated after COVID-19
In a 100-day sit-in, a host of problems plague the MNREGA, a programme once hailed as the panacea for rural unemployment
In India, migration studies focus on economic aspects and tend to ignore the lived loneliness, experiential hardships and unacknowledged unpaid labour of women.
Despite Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s 2020 assurance of local employment opportunities for migrant workers in West Bengal, nothing much has changed
In the recent past, the flow of migrant workers to Kashmir has taken a hit due to several factors, but it has not stopped them from coming to the Valley in search of work
In an interview to Outlook, filmmaker Anubhav Sinha talks about what pushed him to make the movie starring Rajkumar Rao
In a world where attention spans are short and news cycles are relentless, here are snapshots from India’s migrant crisis from 2020 that we must never forget
Whenever an election is round the corner in Karnataka, the ghost of Tipu Sultan arises. This time is no different
The Mumbai-based production of Tom Stoppard’s 'Every Good Boy Deserves Favour' is a winner
Contesting from Muzaffarpur in Bihar, sanjay Sahni is determined to make MNREGA work for his people.