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Episode 18 - Women & Work in the Time of Coronavirus (Part 1) Women in Labour

    • Society & Culture

We couldn’t not address it. The elephant in the room, or rather, the virus in the air. Releasing more than two months since India went into lockdown to contain the novel Coronavirus, this episode of Women in Labour was recorded entirely remotely. This is a slice-of-life perspective on how COVID-19 has impacted the lives of some of India’s working women.

With special guests:

Pooja Dhingra, pastry chef, entrepreneur, and author.
Diya Kapoor, Yoga instructor, mother of two and now at-home school teacher
Sunetra Choudhury, Political Editor at Hindustan Times
Gulesh Chauhan, Uber driver

MORE TO READ/WATCH.

This Indian Express article about restaurants and COVID-19:
https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/food-wine/restaurants-after-covid-19-hospitality-industry-6412388/

This CNTraveller article by Pooja:
https://www.cntraveller.in/story/pooja-dhingra-closes-south-mumbai-le15-cafe-restaurant-colaba-coronavirus-lockdown/

This ThePrint discussion about COVID-19 and education in India:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVM3_0_nKSI

This Brookings piece about COVID-19 and education in India:
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/education-plus-development/2020/05/14/covid-19-in-india-education-disrupted-and-lessons-learned/

This TheWire article about newspaper delivery amid the lockdown:
https://thewire.in/media/print-newspapers-coronavirus-salaries

Sunetra’s dispatches on COVID-19 on Twitter, and in this Youtube playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9wl9ZX1TMB7vGapIp6OkWVrH-aRh0oZZ

This MoneyControl article about cab aggregators and COVID-19:
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/startup/lack-of-demand-virus-scare-keep-ola-uber-drivers-off-the-road-5322851.html

This ORF piece on gender and the gig economy:
https://www.orfonline.org/research/gender-and-the-gig-economy-a-qualitative-study-of-gig-platforms-for-women-workers-65948/

A BIG THANKS

Women In Labour is generously supported by a grant from the American Center, New Delhi. All opinions, findings, and conclusions are those of Women In Labour and its hosts only — and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.

We couldn’t not address it. The elephant in the room, or rather, the virus in the air. Releasing more than two months since India went into lockdown to contain the novel Coronavirus, this episode of Women in Labour was recorded entirely remotely. This is a slice-of-life perspective on how COVID-19 has impacted the lives of some of India’s working women.

With special guests:

Pooja Dhingra, pastry chef, entrepreneur, and author.
Diya Kapoor, Yoga instructor, mother of two and now at-home school teacher
Sunetra Choudhury, Political Editor at Hindustan Times
Gulesh Chauhan, Uber driver

MORE TO READ/WATCH.

This Indian Express article about restaurants and COVID-19:
https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/food-wine/restaurants-after-covid-19-hospitality-industry-6412388/

This CNTraveller article by Pooja:
https://www.cntraveller.in/story/pooja-dhingra-closes-south-mumbai-le15-cafe-restaurant-colaba-coronavirus-lockdown/

This ThePrint discussion about COVID-19 and education in India:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVM3_0_nKSI

This Brookings piece about COVID-19 and education in India:
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/education-plus-development/2020/05/14/covid-19-in-india-education-disrupted-and-lessons-learned/

This TheWire article about newspaper delivery amid the lockdown:
https://thewire.in/media/print-newspapers-coronavirus-salaries

Sunetra’s dispatches on COVID-19 on Twitter, and in this Youtube playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9wl9ZX1TMB7vGapIp6OkWVrH-aRh0oZZ

This MoneyControl article about cab aggregators and COVID-19:
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/startup/lack-of-demand-virus-scare-keep-ola-uber-drivers-off-the-road-5322851.html

This ORF piece on gender and the gig economy:
https://www.orfonline.org/research/gender-and-the-gig-economy-a-qualitative-study-of-gig-platforms-for-women-workers-65948/

A BIG THANKS

Women In Labour is generously supported by a grant from the American Center, New Delhi. All opinions, findings, and conclusions are those of Women In Labour and its hosts only — and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.

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