When the TMC government came to power in 2011, it made promises of ‘change’ instead of ‘revenge’. Quickly enough, these lofty promises fell short due to the internal confusion that the party was about to face.
West Bengal, where coronavirus cases plunged to take a horrific turn in the aftermath of Assembly elections, is one of the most concerning hotspots in the country as of now. While COVID-19 cases in India have shown a drop over the last few days, West Bengal recorded a 34.4 per cent positivity rate in infections as of May 11. Two districts in the state...
Capitalism creates class and as long as classes exist, the last word of social science will be, as George Sand said, “struggle or death”.
The problem that arises is that people who are part of the gig economy are not technically recognised as "workers". Therefore, various statutes of the State Government and the Central Government are not applicable to them. This leaves us with a precarious situation where lakhs of people who are part of the gig economy are completely left vulnerable.
The first Converciti Podcast brings to you an eclectic panel of young international debaters and their perspective on the global pandemic and its impact.