MNREGA coverage expanded during lockdown, but safety net inadequate for districts that need it the most
The MNREGA will continue to be a lifeline for many wage workers, especially in districts where migrants have returned in large numbers
In Sebastiao Salgado's photography, a piercing reflection on the pathos of climate change, migration
Intensely political yet captivating, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado’s body of work examines the beauty and brutality of the human condition. More recently, his photographs serve as an ode to the planet — an optimistic view of what we must save and celebrate.
Genome analysis of Africans shed light on ancient migrations, modern susceptibility, disease resistance
This new research is an attempt to address an imbalance in the genetic data available worldwide, most of which comes from people of European ancestry.
Family Albums From Ladakh: Nostalgia and memory converge in a rare examination of the 'Ladakhi' identity
Family Albums From Ladakh by Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation (LAMO) focuses on how representations of the region changed with the arrival of photography.
KEC International to speed up mechanisation, automation to compensate for COVID-induced labour shortage
The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown prompted millions of jobless migrant workers to flee cities and return to their home towns.
Where do we go from here? India should consider self registration, inter-state welfare schemes for migrant workers' social security
The ongoing migrant workers crisis has amplified the need for a universal and comprehensive social security regime for all workers in the informal sector
Urban India didn't care about migrant workers till 26 March, only cares now because it's lost their services: P Sainath
P Sainath, founder of People's Archive of Rural India (PARI) and Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient, has chronicled the migrant condition for several decades. In an interview, he details the current situation of workers, and the possible way forward
Lockdown Impact: World Bank says remittances to India likely to decline by 23% in 2020 due to COVID-19
Globally remittances are projected to decline sharply by about 20 percent this year due to the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Invisibility of circular migrants in host states is at the heart of their exodus from urban centres
Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, many issues have begun to emerge from their dormant existence and unfold dramatically to capture the public's mind
Coronavirus pandemic puts brakes on Gulf economies; stranded Indian workers fear contracting infection, loss of livelihoods
The coronavirus pandemic is a testing time for Indians who migrated abroad in search of work, particularly in the Gulf.
Pakistan slams India's move to alter J&K's domicile law, accuses New Delhi of 'taking advantage' of global focus on coronavirus
Pakistan has been unsuccessfully trying to drum up international support against India for withdrawing Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5 and bifurcating it into two Union territories.
Post Article 370, Pakistan facing policy crises on Kashmir; creating unrest in Valley to internationalise issue Islamabad's last arrow
Pakistan wants to do something spectacular to pump oxygen into the Kashmir issue that is fast becoming redundant due to fatigue and, also, losing legitimacy, with its sharp turn towards Islamic State-styled caliphate jihadism
In Part 2 of The Borderlands series, filmmaker Samarth Mahajan and his crew travel to the India-Bangladesh frontier to discover how a river serves as both a border and place to meet and fall in love. Here the No Man's Land is owned by individuals, and those who cross into India from Bangladesh are repatriated — a long, arduous process that comes at personal cost.
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
No one can predict if doing away with Article 35A will lead to a surge in migrants, but Census data from 2011 gives us some important clues
Recurrent water crisis forces Mawasis in MP to migrate to cities for livelihood as parched forests run dry of produce
Recurrent drought in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh has turned the once all-providing summer months into a nightmare for Mawasi tribals, forcing the youth to migrate for livelihood while women walk at least 16 kilometres daily for water
It was a young female fox, that went out to discover the world and survived the Arctic in her first attempt.
Without clarity on the idea of what it is about a culture and a people that requires a homeland, thorny questions surrounding migration and identity will continue to trouble the world.
As I read Chinmay Tumbe’s tapestry of men moving in circles and women on lonely islands in his book India Moving: A History of Migration, I was strongly reminded of AK Mehrotra’s Absent Traveller, a wonderful translation of select poems from Gathasaptasati, writes Nisha Susan
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