Migrant Workers: A Journey of Reflection To Realise Their Significance And Their Rights

“Ekhane kaaj nei, khawa nei, ki korbo…. Jete toh hobei”                (There is no food, no work here, what else can we do? We will have to go”) This quote sums up the plight of millions of migrant workers returning to West Bengal. While many of us work from the comfort of our homes there are … More Migrant Workers: A Journey of Reflection To Realise Their Significance And Their Rights

Justicemakers Writer’s Training Program

Youth Ki Awaaz is back with its award-winning Writers Training Program that has trained over 3000 young people in critical skills of writing, research, interview and effective communication – in a new avatar, to equip young changemakers with creative problem-solving skills to achieve justice. The new Justicemakers Writer’s Training Program is being run by YKA … More Justicemakers Writer’s Training Program

Bharatanatyam dancer barred from performing in Kerala temple as she is non-Hindu

“I got the call from an artist for the programme. Then fixed my programme and at least six times communicated for photographs and other things through an email before they printed the invite with my name and picture. They even congratulated me after going through my testimonials. If they had such a norm, they could … More Bharatanatyam dancer barred from performing in Kerala temple as she is non-Hindu

Violence Against Migrant Workers: Invisible No More

Migrant workers form a very large part of India’s vast unorganized sector which constitutes about 93% percent of the country’s total workforce according to the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE). Their entry into the labour market is marked with several challenges including a lack of critical skills, knowledge of their rights and bargaining power that results in exploitative labour arrangements that … More Violence Against Migrant Workers: Invisible No More

Should Women Fight?

Women in India’s Armed Forces Delivering his Independence Day address in 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced opening the gates of Sainik Schools in every state for girls. Sainik Schools are like regular schools preparing students for their school-leaving exams except that there is a lot of emphasis on sports, physical fitness, and the cultivation … More Should Women Fight?

Life on Earth

A call to fasten the lazy leaden steps –That claims to starve the plummeting glut of mankind,Oh foolish little earth child, we ain’t doing enough.If we did a little more, things would be different, but tis what I now see. Sun glows behind the ashen clouds, peonies covered in dripping mist. Cuckoos call, fawns drink, … More Life on Earth