Discussion on containment choices beyond binaries, including medical preparedness, physical distancing, accelerated vaccinations, scaled-up testing, closure of indoor spaces, contact tracing & isolation, and beyond. We will also discuss why real-time, reliable, credible data is essential for a comprehensive strategy to defeat the pandemic.
Category: Economy and Society
Lockdown and Informal Workers: Video recording
Centre for Social Justice’s discusses the legal recourse and non-legal interventions undertaken to mitigate the plight of the informal workers and migrants during the lockdown in April-May 2020 and after in India.
Impact of Lockdown measures on Informal Enterprises and Workers
We are currently in the midst of the second wave of #COVID19 in India. People and the government are struggling with the public and private health system caving in. The question before us for the second time in a year is to save lives and/or save livelihoods?
Is there a North-South Divide in Gender Equality in India?
Interesting online conversation on the gender inequality in the North, South, East and West India (February 10, 2021) between Alice Evans, King’s College, and Jeemol Unni, Ahmedabad University. Listen to the conversation in this post.
Work of Women Farmers: Maya Rao
Performance by Maya Krishna Rao, on the occasion of Women Farmers Day, essaying Women's Work and Contribution to Agriculture, put all our research as Economists to shame. Watch video here
Salary to housewives vs counting women’s unpaid work
I wrote this popular article inspired by the news item on a promise of 'salary to housewives' by a political party in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Our University Communications Head placed it on the IANS news web portal, translated into Hindi as well. It has appeared so far in 19 Web News Channels … Continue reading Salary to housewives vs counting women’s unpaid work
World Fintech Festival 2020, Day 3, December 9, 2020
Wishing all Friends a Happy, Safe, Healthy and Peaceful 2021! I had never heard of the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) 2020. Imagine my (Jeemol Unni) surprise when I got an invite to Moderate a Panel at the Festival. A Panel titled: Women's Participation in the Economy post COVID-19. It turned out that the women panel … Continue reading World Fintech Festival 2020, Day 3, December 9, 2020
‘How A Cooperative Of Dairy Farmers Kept The Rivers Of Milk Flowing In Uncertain Times?’
In an earlier post I had written a story of the creator of the cooperative dairy union AMUL in India. "Verghese Kurien (1921-2012) is considered the Father of the White Revolution in India. He is also known as the ‘Milkman of India’. He was responsible for moving India from a milk powder importing country to … Continue reading ‘How A Cooperative Of Dairy Farmers Kept The Rivers Of Milk Flowing In Uncertain Times?’
Crisis within a Crisis: Domestic Migration in India: Recording of a Webinar
Webinar Recording on Crisis within a Crisis: Domestic Migration in India: We always knew that there are a large number of migrants in our cities. In Gujarat, Surat in particular is seen as a city of migrants. However, this became apparent during the COVID19 crisis when the media started to report large scale migration of workers from the cities to their homes.
Verghese Kurien: An Ode to Father of the White Revolution, India
Credit: Google, Google acknowledges the Milkman of India on his birth anniversary Verghese Kurien (1921-2012) is considered the Father of the White Revolution in India. He is also known as the 'Milkman of India'. He was responsible for moving India from a milk powder importing country to becoming self-sufficient in milk and milk products. He … Continue reading Verghese Kurien: An Ode to Father of the White Revolution, India
Interview on Migrant Workers and Labour Laws in India
In an interview to Edu-Almanac, an education e-magazine for students and educators, I spoke about the migrant labour crisis in the pandemic and suspension of labour laws in some states of India.