Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: sex-workers

Gangubai Kathiawadi is a hit in Thailand. Reels, Netflix, sex work industry helped

For weeks now, Gangubai Kathiawadi has been on Netflix’s top 10 list in Thailand. There are reels, YouTube videos and recreation of Alia Bhatt’s looks.

What made Hindu and Muslim women take up prostitution? The British really wanted to know

In ‘Indian Sex Life’, Durba Mitra traces the colonial origins of modern thought and how women’s sexuality was seen as a space for state intervention.

Swiss say sex work okay, but not close-contact activities like dancing as it eases lockdown

While announcing the new measures to prevent a further spread of Covid-19, Swiss Health Minister Alain Berset acknowledged the apparent contradiction.

Why sex workers are opposing a bill that aims to protect them

Sex worker groups say if the anti-trafficking bill becomes a law, they will likely face more harassment from the police and will lose business.

India is winning the battle against HIV, but poor sex workers are slowing it down

India has registered a steep decline in new cases as well as HIV-related deaths, but a study has warned that sex workers remain vulnerable to the deadly virus.

Is sex-work reproductive labour? Swati Ghosh’s latest book tries to identify

In The Gendered Proletariat: Sex Work, Worker’s Movement and Agency, Swati Ghosh looks to understand the worker-status claim of sex-work in a meaningful fashion.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.