[Priya Gupta with Kunal Chaudhury] Wednesday, May 27, 2020 As India entered into lockdown at the end of March, millions of people lost their jobs. In April 2020 alone, 122 million jobs were lost. Millions of people working as domestic help, as drivers, as day laborers, began a long journey back to their hometowns. TrainsContinue reading “An “autopsy of the corpse of neoliberal policy,” National Highway 1, and Parle-G Biscuits”
[Defne Sökmen] Sunday, May 24, 2020 Where Were We When The Clock Struck Midnight? Two and a half months after the first case of Covid-19 reported in Turkey (11 March 2020, relatively late considering its neighbours on both sides were already recording Covid-19 related deaths), and as the month of fasting for Ramadan comes toContinue reading “Turkey Amidst Crisis: What’s New?”
[Peer Zumbansen] Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 The Moon’s white beam is reflectedin the moist wooden boards of the fenceIt is night, stars only dimly cast theirLight.Who ever said that tipping a cow was a pastime?
[Ada Fama] Friday, May 22, 2020 One day you find yourself in the middle of thousands of people, all packed in a stadium to watch a match, all screaming, all cheering. Next day a roaring silence. In a few words, this is the summary of the start of my quarantine, twice as long as theContinue reading “From ‘Six Nations’ to ‘One Nation’, and What’s Next? Chronicles from Rome – 22 February-22 May”
[Kudrat Dev] Saturday March 28/ Monday May 18, 2020 Yes it is me talking to you.Why so surprised? The way you spot me in the skyI spot you on earth
[Caroline Okumdi Muoghalu] Wednesday April 22 / Saturday, May 16, 2020 INTRODUCTION The first case of corona virus pandemic in Nigeria was recorded in February, 2020. Ever since, the number of cases has been rising, that as at now- 22 April, 2020, Nigeria has about 700 cases and has recorded 22 deaths. Owing to theContinue reading “Lived Experiences in the Era of Corona Virus Pandemic in Nigeria”
Dhruva Desai | Tuesdays April 14/ May 12, 2020 For the two weeks of lockdown that we have seen so far, a group of us here in Bhopal have been trying to get supplies to some of the most vulnerable and hardest hit communities – dalits, adivasis, DNT (De-Notified Tribal) groups, migrant labourers, rag-pickers, certainContinue reading “Evening in Bhopal”
Jayati Srivastava | Sunday, May 10, 2020 A flight of fancy was this city,A place for longing, belonging and livelihood was this city;
[Ian Sinclair] Fridays April 24/ May 8, 2020 London Town. 10 of the clock, in the morning, April 24, 2020. Weather: approximately just as Santa Monica summer of 1967. Went back to bed this morning after listening to the early morning briefings of doom and disarray.
[Vanisha H. Sukdeo & Benjamin J. Richardson] Friday, May 8, 2020 In the name of “saving the economy”, the pandemic emergency has given governments unprecedented leverage to relax environmental protections as well as labour standards perceived as hindering the survival of business or revival of economic activity. The notion that emergencies give rise to exceptionsContinue reading “Collateral Damage: Relaxing Environmental and Labour Standards During the Pandemic”