ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Homeless Migrants in Mumbai

Based on empirical work in Mumbai, this article enquires into experiences of homelessness of migrants to the city. It tries to locate these experiences within the larger processes of the neo-liberal envisioning of Mumbai as a global city, the ever-growing informalisation of labour, and displacement and inadequate resettlement of people, resulting in restricted access to affordable housing, services, workspaces and social welfare. The analyses expose how the homeless migrants perpetually suffer from the condition of suspended citizenship, lead their everyday domestic life under public gaze, face violence and also confront civil society's increasing assertion for rights over public spaces.

Rajasthan : Hunger and Starvation Deaths

Judicial interventions and public interest litigations notwithstanding, the spectre of starvation haunts several drought-prone regions of the country. State governments have been tardy in implementing judicial directives. Efforts to wipe out hunger need more concerted efforts - such as widespread public action in which people themselves, aware and conscious of their rights, seek to challenge and remind the government of its responsibilities.
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