An “autopsy of the corpse of neoliberal policy,” National Highway 1, and Parle-G Biscuits

[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”

Six Feet.

[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?

From ‘Six Nations’ to ‘One Nation’, and What’s Next? Chronicles from Rome – 22 February-22 May

[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”

Lived Experiences in the Era of Corona Virus Pandemic in Nigeria

[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”

British People

[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.

Collateral Damage: Relaxing Environmental and Labour Standards During the Pandemic

[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”