A man riding a cycle with parcels on his back on a city road.

In our second episode of Season 2, Sowmiya Ashok, a journalist and one of the fellows of the 2020-21 China-India Visiting Scholars Fellowship at Ashoka University, talks about the gig economy, the rights of gig workers, what changed through the period of the pandemic and where each of us can fit in as those who access key services provided by gig workers.

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Rethinking Work? A book list to consider
by The Curio-city Collective

Coverpage for S02E01: Rethinking Work in the city.

In our first episode of Season 2, four professionals working in different sectors and cities of India reflect on what the pandemic brought up for them in relation to their work lives–how and why they have chosen to do things differently and what it portends for the future in the role work plays in the larger tapestry of life. 

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Featured: Work in the Time of the Pandemic

In this article, Arpita Joshi examines the impact of the pandemic on work, time and leisure and how professionals working in different sectors and cities of India are choosing paths that challenge the norm of long work weeks and gruelling schedules to imagine a life of new possibilities.