Losses in livelihood, slump condition: What can contribute to employment generation?

By Arup Mitra*, Aya Okada** After the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lock-down hit the economic activities drastically the concern for job creation gets even bigger as the phenomenon of sluggish employment growth was already at the centre-stage even during the pre-COVID times. The long run employment elasticity has been low: mechanisation and the poor … Continue reading Losses in livelihood, slump condition: What can contribute to employment generation?

Palestine deserves a better hearing and support from the rest of the world

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat Two historical things have happened recently which have been passed off as non entity because it hurt the business interest of the powerful nations. The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to form an International inquiry commission to investigate, ‘ “grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East … Continue reading Palestine deserves a better hearing and support from the rest of the world

Train of thoughts in Sanjiv Bhatla’s poems moves at an enormous velocity

By Moin Qazi* “The poetry of earth is never dead” - John Keats “Looking Back” is Sanjiv Bhatla’s maiden collection of poems. He has several authoritative and scholarly works on religious and spiritual subjects also to his credit. His poems are equally brilliant and bear out the finer sensibilities in him. His anthology was originally … Continue reading Train of thoughts in Sanjiv Bhatla’s poems moves at an enormous velocity

Mucormycosis: High cost of treatment burdens economically vulnerable families

PIL plea in the Gujarat High Court over Mucormycosis/Black Fungus, Court issues notice: A note by Citizens’ Covid Action Group: PIL no 67/2021 has been filed in the Gujarat High Court with regard to the grave situation of Mucormycosis in Gujarat and the procedural lapses to obtain Amphotericin B, the antifungal injection which has been … Continue reading Mucormycosis: High cost of treatment burdens economically vulnerable families

Time has come full circle for the Gond-Ojhas: Only 3 artisans remain in Adilabad

Gond Ojha family facing uncertain future By Sudhansu R Das They have reasons to quit their profession. The situation around them hardly encourages the Gond Ojhas (artisans) of Adilabad, Telangana, to make Dhokra craft.  Over the years, various marketing agencies, traders and middlemen have used their skill, hard work and imaginative skill to mint money. But they … Continue reading Time has come full circle for the Gond-Ojhas: Only 3 artisans remain in Adilabad

Need to go beyond recommendations in the IEA report Net Zero by 2050

Shankar Sharma, Power & Climate Policy Analyst from Vijayanagar, Sagara, Karnataka, writes to Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, Paris: I would like to congratulate you and your team for the release of the IEA report "Net Zero by 2050".   Such concrete and unambiguous recommendations will be of great help in combating the high level of … Continue reading Need to go beyond recommendations in the IEA report Net Zero by 2050

Alfiya Pathan: The making of Nagpur’s teenage boxing legend

By Moin Qazi* It was a time when a lot of people didn't realize women's boxing wasn’t in the Olympics. It was always considered a male preserve. There was a strong belief that women's bodies were somehow too frail to box. The decision to grant it recognition for Olympics inspired many enthusiastic women who were … Continue reading Alfiya Pathan: The making of Nagpur’s teenage boxing legend