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Letters

As I write this letter, India is in the grip of a second wave of COVID-19, and people are dying across the country due to shortage of oxygen and beds in hospitals. The health sector has further been....

The untimely death of S M Gaikwad—an avid reader of EPW right from its Economic Weekly days—on 26 April 2021 is a huge loss to the intellectual community. He represented the ever fading section of....

[This letter is addressed to the Chief Justice of India and Companion Justices of the Supreme Court.] This is a plea by a citizen and an officer of the Court, to take judicial notice of the....

The BOCW (Building and Other Construction Worker’s Welfare Board) plays a pivotal role in providing legal safeguard and social security measures to construction workers. The construction labour market....

The covid-19 hit the global and Indian economy hard, freezing whole economic activities which rendered millions of labourers unemployed globally. Specifically, India is the second most populated....

The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has proposed uniform tightening of the fair average quality specifications for procurement of wheat and rice amid farmers’ ongoing fierce protest against new....

On 7 March 2021, the farmers’ protest in India surpassed the 101-day mark, making it the largest general strike in world history with 250 million participants, and the longest sit-in in modern Indian....

The government has made a strong claim that the recently passed Industrial Relations Code, 2020, Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 and the Code on Social Security, 2020 are....

This is in response to the article titled “Cooperative or Coercive Federalism: Union Budget 2021–22” by Arvind Awasthi and Siddharth Shukla (EPW, 20 March 2021). I do not know why some amongst the....

It is the age of robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and genetic engineering, all for the benefit of humankind. All these technologies are revolutionising without much government....

According to Kailin Gow, authenticity in casting is when you cast someone into a role that is authentic to that role’s race and ethnicity. As a partial response to a series of articles published in....

We, the undersigned members of civil society organisations, educationists, academics and people working for children’s right to education are deeply disappointed by the cut effected in the outlay for....

Whenever any health crisis (often perceived) erupts, whether at individual level or at collective level, the wrath is always on the health system and finally ends with the consolation that we do not....

This is in response to the article “Farm Laws: Conflating Deregulation with Modernisation” by M S Sriram (EPW, 13 March 2021). It aims to bring out the issues emerging out of deregulation while....

We are shocked at the brazen and illegal manner in which Hidme Markam, a 28-year-old anti-mining and tribal rights activist, was abducted from the programme marking the International Working Women’s....