Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicDomestic Workers

Topic: Domestic Workers

Siliguri domestic help ‘beaten’ by Delhi employers, could ‘hardly walk’, had injuries everywhere

The 48-year-old woman from was allegedly beaten, her hair chopped off. by her employers in Delhi's Rajouri Gardens. She was admitted to Safdarjung hospital Tuesday.

Cinema wronged domestic workers — Hum Aapke Hain Koun to Kal Ho Naa Ho. The script’s changing

Suresh Triveni’s Jalsa, Zoya Akhtar’s Lust Stories and Rohena Gera’s Sir have brought new interpretations of the domestic workers into Indian cinema.

Why the pandemic recession hurts Indian women more

Tens of thousands of domestic workers, predominantly women, are now struggling to make ends meet. Their children are falling behind due to school closures.

Dilemma of the Indian middle class — dependent on ‘didis’ but can’t welcome them too soon

Indian middle class fears for their safety during the Covid crisis but that is in conflict with their dependence on domestic workers.

Bring domestic, gig economy workers under labour laws, House panel says in reform road map

The parliamentary panel on labour has also asked govt to clarify whether employers should continue paying wages if establishments are forced shut by a natural calamity.

Even in an empty Delhi metro coach, middle-class Indians make their maids sit on the floor

With rising prosperity, more double-income couples and nuclear families, the need for domestic workers is increasing – and so is the class divide.

Behind the closet

Rising prosperity has not changed attitudes, it has merely enabled us to exploit cheap labour as 'domestics'.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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