From Manoj Bajpayee's Bhojpuri rap to Gulzar, Javed Akhtar's poems, a look at how celebs responded to migrant crisis
'Bambai Main Ka Ba,' a searing rap song sung and performed by Manoj Bajpayee, and directed by Anubhav Sinha, tears down the gaze of privilege and asks us to acknowledge the plight of migrant workers.
One of the principal objectives of the project was to create an awareness in Europe and beyond on the current struggles faced by migrant labourers displaced after COVID-19 lockdowns in India, who have been walking inhuman distances to get to their villages
Sonu Sood's Pravasi Rojgar app will provide all necessary information and links to find jobs for migrant workers during the coronavirus outbreak
In COVID-19 crisis, an opportunity to reboot, revitalise rural economies with Youth Migrant Entrepreneurs
As the migrant crisis slowly subsides and India crawls its way back to normalcy, this is the right time to ask: isn’t there a way to avoid forcing these individuals out of their homes?
Sayani Gupta on playing a Northeastern character in Netflix film Axone: Authenticity is most important
Sayani Gupta discusses Axone, arguably the first mainstream Hindi film that addresses the bias against Northeasternes, and how she has witnessed the same in her life.
Axone movie review: A clever yet meandering satire on discrimination against Northeast migrants in Delhi
Though it could have been a compelling satire or a delectable thriller, Axone is treated like a slice-of-life drama that ends up adding too many ingredients to its broth.
Supreme Court hearing on migrant crisis: No bus, train fare for workers; apex court orders state govts to arrange for their shelter, food
The Supreme Court further directed that the originating state should provide food and water to the migrant workers and thereafter the Railways should provide the same during travel.
In Bihar, songs by Bhojpuri women from Bahujan communities underline the sociopolitical cost of migration
Bhojpuri women, mostly from Bahujan communities, have been singing about their husbands in foreign lands for over two centuries now — songs that have fallen on deaf ears of not just people not speaking their tongue, but also of the Bhojpuri-speaking elite.
While millions of Indians suffer the worst during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, there's been a conspicuous silence among the biggest box office athletes of India on migrant crisis.
Nirmala Sitharaman says Centre has no more announcements to make; rules out any cut in income tax rates
Nirmala Sitharaman, who had over the last week announced an economic package to help revive the economy, said how the coronavirus and the lockdown has hurt revenues is yet to be completely assessed.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Ajit Pawar urges Piyush Goyal to run special trains for migrants after lockdown ends on 3 May
According to an official statement, in a letter to Goyal, Pawar said that the migrant workers, stranded in different parts of Maharashtra, may step out in big numbers to return to their states when the train services resume after the lockdown is lifted.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Bihar's rural poor at greater danger than rest of India; rations, cooked food need of the hour
The worst impact of coronavirus outbreak has been on the marginalised; those who are not only at risk of getting exposed to the virus but also have to bear the burden of lapses in state policy
Coronavirus Outbreak: 'No matter what it takes, I will walk the 500 km to Kanpur'; stories from the migrant exodus out of Delhi
While most of the country has stayed indoors, for the millions of undocumented workers in India’s informal economy, the lockdown has meant a long trudge home.
NBA: Spanish Toronto Raptors star Marc Gasol calls for 'shared solution' to aid migrants journeying through Mediterranean
34-year-old Gasol, NBA champion with the Toronto Raptors and representing Spain in the current World Cup, did not blame any country or politician, but Italy and Malta have consistently refused to allow civilian rescue vessels to dock
UN report finds one migrant child died every day since 2014; most fatalities while crossing Mediterranean
The UN migration agency says migrant children have died or gone missing at the rate of at least one per day worldwide over the past five years
With their e-book Food Memories of Migrant Women, Mumbai Mobile Creches (MMC) aims to capture the cultural multiplicity and the migrant perspective, through the documentation of several regional recipes from across India.
Bhima Koregaon violence: While activists' arrests make headlines, Telangana workers jailed for similar charges languish
Families of five workers arrested over alleged Maoist links by Maharashtra ATS, have been struggling in anonymity even though the arrest of 10 well-known activists with the same charges and linked to the Bhima Koregaon violence made it to the headlines
For migrant labourers in Mumbai, mobile downloads are as close as they can get to their favourite movie stars
From action to romance, Pawan Singh’s punches to Kesari Lal’s humour, dubbed versions of Telugu blockbusters to recorded orchestra music — migrant workers get their weekly dose of 70 mm entertainment on their phone screens, all for Rs 20 at their neighbourhood mobile phone shop
Rohingya crisis: Aung San Suu Kyi likens issue to Kashmir, calls for need to sift terrorists from innocent people
Facing the problem of Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar's state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday likened the issue to Kashmir and said that there is the trouble of sifting terrorists from innocent citizens
The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked the Kashmiri Pandit migrant employees, to join their duties within 15 days or face termination.