When Rural Jobs Disappear, Women Are The First To Lose Out

Mumbai and Nashik: When Kamal Gangrude looks across at the fields beside her home on the valley floor, she sees swathes of farmland which this year will not be weeded, ploughed or planted. Sold to dev...

100 Million Jobs Created: BJP Minister. Data Show Job Losses

Bengaluru: As the first phase of polling of the 17th Lok Sabha elections got under way on April 11, 2019, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan claimed the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) governmen...

Why Masses Of Jobless Youth May Reduce The BJP In UP

Lucknow: As Ram Baran’s phone rang loudly, the ringtone went like this: “Ram lala hum ayengey, mandir wahi banayenge. Beloved Ram we will come, build the temple there.” It was a reference to the...

How West Bengal Is About To Lose Its Demographic Opportunity

Kolkata: The son of farmers for whom farming was no longer viable, Tapan Das left home 20 years ago. Today he is 42, illiterate, earns about Rs 4,000 a month working on construction sites--Rs 3,000 if...

On Ahmedabad’s Streets, Nobel Laureate’s Unemployment Warning Unfolds

Ahmedabad: “We don’t know when this misery will end.” It was two weeks since brothers and college dropouts Rajendra (33) and Devendra Chunara (34) had found work. Their slouched shoulders, tired...

In Kerala Labour Hub, Migrants Face Worst Effects Of Post-Demonetisation Slowdown

Perumbavoor (Kerala): When illiterate mason Jalaluddin Shaikh sought a better life seven years ago, he journeyed nearly 2,500 km south from his home in Murshidabad, Bengal, to this riverine town in th...

Graduate, Factory Owner, Farmers Seek Labour Jobs In Jaipur’s Wrecked Informal Economy

Jaipur: At three grimy market squares in India’s pink city of sandstone palaces, the fates of a former farming couple, a former factory owner, and a graduate illustrated how difficult it now is to f...

‘Sahab, Kuch Kaam Milega Kya?’ Demonetisation, GST Effects Continue, Deepen Indore’s Jobs Crisis

Indore: It was a regular day here in India’s cleanest city, the largest in Madhya Pradesh and the state’s commercial capital: While the middle-class rushed to work, a crowd of daily-wage workers, ...