• ‘This Is What A Landless Labourer Does’

    November 10, 2019 by

    “I came into this field a year ago. We are landless.” “The income was insufficient.” “You know how sharecropping works!” “I also worked as a farm labourer.” “Here, it is certain that you are earning daily…” “At least something…” “Rs. 7,000 a month.” “Yes, we move with the fair. 24×7 labour hours!” said Mantu Ram, 30,… Read more

  • ‘Celebrate Chhath Or Manage Shop?’

    November 2, 2019 by

    “Diwali and Chhath?” “How could I go?” “Who will manage this stall? I paid Rs. 30,000 for this 10×10 sq. ft. area.” “My children are angry as I am not celebrating Diwali-Chhath with them…” “Shawl. Sweater. Bed sheet. Trouser. Curtain. Coat, and whatnots. We weave everything!” “I am a Tharu [an Adivasi community in Tarai].… Read more

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