Stuck in our 'living room' for an entire year since March 24, 2020 when India imposed its first lockdown. Morning after watching film Passengers, I took these random shots of our living room. It struck me that this was really my spaceship! Spaceship 502. Enclosed in this space I take classes, attend meetings and webinars, all in the virtual mode. Spaceship 502 is my home, office, entertainment center and all else for the entire year and through this journey. Fortunately I have a partner, a co-passenger, for company on this long journey.
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?
A Webinar on 'Impact of the COVID Lockdown on the Informal Economy' was conducted by the Indian Society of Labour Economics, in collaboration with the Institute of Human Development, Delhi, where I was the main speaker. The Indian government announced a Rupees 11 lakh crore (11 trillion) stimulus package for the economy. The announcement was … Continue reading Webinar Recording-Impact of COVID19 Lockdown on Informal Economy in India
Macroeconomic Shocks: No second chances for women: The lessons of demonetization for this crisis are clear. Women will be pushed out of the workforce and not get a second chance to find another economic activity. At the same time, men will also face the push but many will try to reinvent their career through changes.