Unions have also been campaigning on legislating for minimum redundancy payments. Right now, many employers can sack the people who work for them with less cost than it takes to break a lease agreement for the office photocopiers. Businesses looking to cut costs have a strong incentive to cut people’s hours or whole jobs first. That’s just wrong. … [Read more...] about Creating wellbeing through fairer work – what’s the plan?
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The frustration of law in encountering the Internet is a subtext that emerges in the arguments around “intelligible differentia” (Article 14) in the judgment. The crux of the government’s defence of Section 66A was that (a) the Internet is in fact a very different medium of communication that has to be treated unlike television, newspapers etc; (b) On establishing this difference, they went on to argue the need for separate and specially-crafted laws, like Section 66A, to regulate the Internet specifically; (c) Thus, the need to reinterpret “reasonable restrictions” in Article 19(2) was to account for these special circumstances introduced by this new governance problem called the “Internet”. The Supreme Court disagreed with the Article 19(2) argument but stated that “we make it clear that there is an intelligible differentia between speech on the Internet and other mediums of communication…” Para 27 of the judgment quotes the … [Read more...] about Principles, anxieties and concern in the Section 66A judgment
DRC is Africa’s most water-rich country, holding more than half of the continent’s fresh water reserves, but 75% of people have no access to safe drinking water. Lack of access to water and sanitation, coupled with poor hygiene, are among the top five risk factors associated with death and disability in the country. The lack of access to clean water is putting millions of people at greater risk of contracting coronavirus. People often walk long distances to collect water, a task that mostly falls on women and girls, putting them at risk of sexual violence in remote areas. The government’s poor basic infrastructure and lack of funds for maintenance of the state water provider Regideso means that foreign donors provide nearly 99% of water sector financing in DRC. … [Read more...] about Congo in Conversation | a collaborative chronicle
In a rather nostalgic and simply displayed exhibit, artist Reena Kallat explores this concept of identity, through memory. Made in 2007, Walls of the Womb, is an autobiography exploring Kallat’s relationship with her mother, who she lost at the age of eight. The room reflects the colour red, bouncing off 12 sarees dyed in shades of red, using the traditional ‘bandhani’ technique. Each of the sarees are covered in her mother’s favourite recipes written in Braille. “When I became a mother in 2005, I began reflecting on my own childhood years, a past of vivid memories where I would spend time going through my mothers personal belongings, secretly try on her clothes, and soak in her joys of cooking,” says the artist. … [Read more...] about Weaving metaphors for life