Sarkar, Samaj and Her

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Sarkar, Samaj and Her 2021-03-15T02:23:15+00:00

An important facet of the woman’s life is Sarkar (government) & Samaj (society). The laws that govern her and the society that dictates her – all of those are an integral part of her day-to-day. This section aims to uncover the inter-relatedness of laws, society, and their perception of HER – the informal woman worker.

March, 2021

Invisible (wo)men

An attempt to lift the veil off the female manual scavengers who are non-existent on paper

4 minutes read

January, 2021

Beauty as therapy

Exploring the therapeutic effects of availing beauty services and its correlation with self love, and what makes the beauty parlor a safe space for women to rejuvenate themselves and connect with their bodies

5 minutes read

November, 2020

Is Love Enough? SIR

In conversation with Rohena Gera and Tillotama Shome about what it means to cast a domestic worker in the film, “Is love enough? SIR” as a lead in a class-driven society such as ours. We speak about the complex issues of class, privilege, norms, dreams, and desires

6 minutes read

November, 2020

The invisible hands

Understanding society’s role in the treatment of garment workers with the help of the Wizarding World

5 minutes read

November, 2020

Ripples in the drain

Exploring the various intersections to one’s identity and the barriers experienced by women in the waste and sanitation industry

5 minutes read

November, 2020

Layers among lay-ers

Exploring the various intersections to one’s identity and the barriers experienced by women in the specialised Beedi manufacturing industry

5 minutes read

November, 2020

Data, beedis, and cigarettes

Exploring the availability, disparity and implications of data about the formal cigarette manufacturing and informal beedi manufacturing industries

5 minutes read

November, 2020

Influence of the Cleanfluencers

A beginner’s guide to the ‘what and why’ of the new age trend of Cleanfluencing

4 minutes read

November, 2020

Dignity of domestic workers

Dignity and domestic work – sounds like an oxymoron? Read to find out why the dignity of a domestic worker should matter

3 minutes read

November, 2020

Tech and domestic work

The latest tech-based initiatives in the domestic work industry attempting to make lives easier for employers and employees alike

3 minutes read

November, 2020

Man-maid issues

When was the last time the “man of the house” dealt with the maid? This piece will make you question everything

4 minutes read

October, 2020

Counting the cost of fast fashion

A take on the human costs associated with a concept more infamously known for its environmental impacts

5 minutes read

September, 2020

The face behind your waste

Understanding the absence of the worker who makes our lives easier by managing the waste we create, and suggesting ways of appreciating their work in practical ways

5 minutes read

September, 2020

Discrimination and duality of labour

An understanding of the discrimination and hierarchical treatment that workers from the waste and sanitation industry face by virtue of their profession

5 minutes read

August, 2020

Black swan events and blue collared jobs

A set of recommendations to facilitate socio-economic provisions of waste and sanitation workers in the light of COVID-19

6 minutes read

July, 2020

Interviewing my domestic help

A (long overdue) conversation with my domestic help

4 minutes read

July, 2020

Media representation of domestic workers

An objective analysis of the representation of domestic workers in the private sector

7 minutes read