Category Archives: Pandemic Watch

Domestic Worker and community leader Sarita applies a gender lens to COVID-19

Name: Sarita Age: 35 Location: Gurgaon Originally from Bihar, domestic worker Sarita now lives in an informal settlement in Gurgaon, flanked on both sides by high-rises. “I have lost work at one of the houses there, because I refused to go … Continue reading

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Are we invisible? Domestic Worker Anjuman Bibi asks, in light of lockdown

Name: Anjuman Bibi Age: 24 years Location: Gurgaon, Haryana   Anjuman Bibi reports from Gurgaon: I am originally from West Bengal but I live in Gurgaon, where I work as a domestic worker and live with my three children (two … Continue reading

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Gulista throws a light on the quarantine’s toll on girls

Name: Gulista Age: 15 years Standard: IX Residence: Dwarka Sector 15 Gulista misses going to school more than anything else. “It’s the only place in the world where I could be myself, no questions asked, even if it’s just for … Continue reading

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Woman Sarpanch Sunita reports on combatting COVID as a community

Name: Sunita Age: 32 years Village: Manana, Panipat (Haryana) Population: >10,000   Sunita reports from Manana: The epidemic is slowly getting out of hand. As a concerned citizen, the Sarpanch of my village, and a mother to two young children, … Continue reading

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Domestic Worker Ruhima Bibi reports from Burdwan about her COVID challenges

Name: Ruhima Bibi Age: 30 years Village: Ishna, Burdwan District, West Bengal   Ruhima Bibi, a Domestic Worker from Gurgaon, had returned to her village after her husband was taken ill last year. She was due to return from her … Continue reading

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Bent but not broken: How rural India copes with COVID

Our KBC youth leader Ashraf reports. Name: Ashraf Khan Age: 14 years Village: Namunda, Panipat (Haryana) School: Government Senior Secondary School In a matter of two weeks, the global scourge wreaked by Coronavirus Disease or SARS-COV-2 has exposed the socio-economic fault lines that dictate … Continue reading

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