The article explores how ancient ideas of hysteria and pain associated with women manifests itself in the biases against women in modern medicinal practice , both in terms of pain management as well as treatment for mental illnesses.
Contract farming, an existing practice has gained new resonance with the new bill that was introduced. Though a tool for progression, it is wrapped with a cover of uncertainty. This article attempts to share a few perspectives to understand the need and issues with contract farming based on past experiences.
This article will analyze the Farm Bills 2020, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Bypass Bill, and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill. This article seeks to identify if the farm bills are a boon or the bane for the economy.
Vanshika Mittal talks about America’s controlled food industry through its portrayal in the documentary Food, Inc. This article brings forth the focus on the integrated capitalism and the hidden consequences of a globalized food chain.
TW: This article talks about graphic caste and gender based violence and has mentions of rape.
Disclaimer: This piece is written in the aftermath of the harrowing Hathras incident, details of which remain etched in our memories. Rest in Peace, Manisha. The fight for justice will go on.
The COVID-19 pandemic has fostered the inaccessibility to sanitary products which hampered the sanitary health of women at large. This article by Rameez elucidates what factors were responsible for such a menace.
Through this article, Adit Shankar, provides an overview of the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, focussing specifically on their remuneration structure and the gender dynamics surrounding their work, ending with a look at policy solutions. What emerges is a picture of utter neglect for arguably the most crucial grassroot-level workers in the times of COVID.
Our continuous reliance on civil society’s pressure in seeking justice exposes the systemic failure of the state in ensuring the protection of our blue-collared workers. Rishita Sankrit writes about the victims of industrial accidents and how monetary compensations are not enough.