The novel coronavirus has smacked us right in the face with great uncertainty. The world thrives on planning for the future, often ignoring the present. This virus brought the world to a standstill and compelled everyone to work together and live in the present. The general functioning of systems is being questioned with great force,… Continue reading Building Hope: A Volunteer’s Experience During the Lockdown
It’s going to be 2 months since most countries went under lockdown as a strategy to flatten the COVID-19 curve. While this lockdown has been of major help in controlling the spread of infection, it has also brought with it issues galore. Today, I’m going to focus on one issue that might seem minute, but, to… Continue reading Feeding Stray Animals: an Often Overlooked Way of Reaching Out
It seems that, as people with privilege, we inhabit a different world than the migrant workers stranded in the lock down. Yet, our lives are inter-connected, and recognising this is essential in the pathway to justice.
Some people aren’t always recognised as people- especially those who are different from us in some way. As middle and upper-class, privileged, urban-dwelling Indians (which many of us reading this post may be) we tend to look through the people who don’t do the things we do: who don’t go to office, work on computers,… Continue reading Domestic Workers: Value their Work, Recognise they are Human
With our privilege, comes our power to support people who are already marginalised in our society and whose suffering has increased due to the COVID 19 crisis. This post looks at how we can support waste-pickers who perform and essential function in our cities and stand to be deeply affected by the crisis and the lockdown.