Decoding The Hits and Misses of the 4 Indian Labour Codes

On 22nd September, the Rajya Sabha passed three labour codes— The Industrial Relations Code 2020, The Code on Social Security 2020, The Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions (OSH) Code 2020. When combined with the fourth code, i.e, the Code on Wages 2019, the four labour codes are an amalgamation of 44 Central Labour Laws/Acts. With an objective to simplify and modernize labour regulations, the proposed changes come at a time when the country is grappling with a conundrum between choosing worker’s welfare and ease of doing business, both of which have taken a serious hit during COVID-19. Through the course of this article, the authors attempt to decode the simplifications proposed across the 4 codes, their impacts on the economy, and lastly, place anticipated outcomes of the bill as the nation tries to recover.

Role of Diaspora in Bollywood — National Identity and Associated Normative Behaviour

This article explores how Bollywood has played a crucial role in national identity formation — how Hindi movies have contributed to the transmission of ideas, heightening the awareness of a global lifestyle and thus, establishing normative ideas of behavior that are often influenced by national identity. It especially focuses on diaspora and the NRI identity.

How does Bollywood Impact the Indian Diasporic Nationalism?

In this article, the author argues that Bollywood has a significant impact on the nationalism of Indian diasporic communities and theorise the potential reasons behind this phenomenon. thye lay out two ways in which Bollywood constructs the image of an “ideal diaspora”, with the examples of two movies — Namastey London (2007) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). They assert that Bollywood movies about the diasporic communities also have an impact on the nationalism of the country’s residents.

Side-lined States : Djibouti Call

This article sheds light on the importance of Djibouti – a state that has been conveniently left out of the popular international narrative. It provides an insight into Djibouti’s systemic marginalisation and key economic and strategic role. The realisation of its importance is a step forward in the creation of a conducive environment for the growth of such forgotten states.

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