Worklifeindia [World Service]

Episodes

TitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
2020040320200404 (WS)

Millions of migrant labourers in India have set off on foot for their villages, sparking a crisis as the country observes a lockdown to cope with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Many are walking hundreds of miles as public transport has been suspended.

The migrant workers form the backbone of the big city economy. They mostly work in informal sectors, as construction labourers on building sites, domestic helpers in housing blocks, or food delivery staff at takeaways. Most live in poor conditions in congested urban ghettos, but they are now expressing fears that they will starve to death as the lockdown has turned them into refugees overnight.

What are their stories of the long journey back to their villages? And what are the measures being taken by the government to help these people? In this edition of WorklifeIndia, we discuss what is happening on the ground and what are the solutions to resolve India’s massive migration crisis.

Presenter: Devina Gupta

Contributors: Ronnie Screwvala, entrepreneur and founder, Swades Foundation; Chinmay Tumbe, assistant professor of economics, Indian Institute of Management; Bhakti Sharma, head, Barkhedi Abdulla

Live from Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance.

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

2020050820200512 (WS)

Live from Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance.

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

2020052220200523 (WS)
20200526 (WS)

Live from Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance.

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

2020052220200523 (WS)
20200526 (WS)

Live from Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance.

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

As India Unlocks, How Will It Protect Its Workers' Rights?2020060520200606 (WS)

Will diluting labour laws revamp the economy or create a labour crisis?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Coronavirus Lockdown: Impact On Influencer Economy2020041720200423 (WS)
20200418 (WS)

How is India's lockdown affecting people who make their money from social media?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

How is India's lockdown affecting people who make their money from social media?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

How is India's lockdown affecting people who make their money from social media?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

How is India's lockdown affecting people who make their money from social media?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Live from Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance.

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Coronavirus lockdown: Impact on influencer economy2020041720200418 (WS)

How is India's lockdown affecting people who make their money from social media?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Coronavirus lockdown: Impact on influencer economy2020041720200423 (WS)

How is India's lockdown affecting people who make their money from social media?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Coronavirus Lockdown: Lessons In Tackling Pollution?2020050820200509 (WS)
20200512 (WS)

Are there lessons the pandemic can teach us about living with nature?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Live from Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance.

How Can Coronavirus-hit India Get Back In Business?2020042420200430 (WS)
20200425 (WS)

Are India's coronavirus-hit businesses ready for a comeback?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Are India's coronavirus-hit businesses ready for a comeback?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Are India's coronavirus-hit businesses ready for a comeback?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Are India's coronavirus-hit businesses ready for a comeback?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Live from Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance.

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

How can coronavirus-hit India get back in business?2020042420200425 (WS)

Are India\u2019s coronavirus-hit businesses ready for a comeback?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

How can coronavirus-hit India get back in business?2020042420200430 (WS)

Are India\u2019s coronavirus-hit businesses ready for a comeback?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

How Can Sports Survive The Coronavirus Outbreak?2020051520200516 (WS)
20200519 (WS)

What will be the new normal in the sporting world?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

How Is The Coronavirus Crisis Hitting India's Farmers?2020050120200502 (WS)
20200503 (WS)
20200505 (WS)

Is the country's food security under threat?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

How Will Airlines Survive The Coronavirus Pandemic?2020052920200530 (WS)
20200602 (WS)

How will the pandemic impact the way people fly?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Managing Work-life After Lockdown2020052220200523 (WS)
20200526 (WS)

What does the future hold for employers and employees in India?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Parenting During Coronavirus Lockdown2020041020200411 (WS)
20200416 (WS)

With India on coronavirus lockdown, are families feeling the strain? It has been more than 15 days since India shut its $2.9 trillion economy, issuing strict stay-at-home orders to more than a billion people. Now as the country’s government looks to extend the rigorous 21-day lockdown, how will it impact parenting?

According to a UN Women report released in 2019, nearly 80% of households in India include couples - or extended families - living with children. Is it easy to manage work, home chores, taking care of the elderly and keeping children engaged?

While most of the emotional pressure-cooker points have clearly defined exits – like stepping out for work, socialising with friends – it’s not the case with the ongoing lockdown. Is it leaving parents seething with irritability or bringing them serenely closer than ever before? Are they taking this time to celebrate with children and contemplate life or is the uncertainty an ingredient for increased stress?

In this edition of WorklifeIndia, we discuss how parents are keeping their kids engaged during the coronavirus lockdown.

Presenter: Devina Gupta

Contributors: Neerja Birla, founder and chairperson, Mpower; Divya Gokulnath, cofounder, Byju's; Ritika Kumar, cofounder and CEO, The Young Chronicle

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Parenting During Coronavirus Lockdown2020041020200416 (WS)

With India on coronavirus lockdown, are families feeling the strain?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Parenting during coronavirus lockdown2020041020200416 (WS)

With India on coronavirus lockdown, are families feeling the strain?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

Social Distancing: Changing The Way We Work2020032720200328 (WS)
20200329 (WS)

As the world adjusts itself to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the biggest changes is enforced home working.

Quarantines and social distancing measures have become the new norm in India, the world's second-most populous country. As companies adapt to remote work amid a health crisis and a government-imposed nationwide lockdown, fresh new challenges are emerging at workplaces.

How can companies shed off conservative corporate culture? Is it easy for employees to stay motivated and retain work-life balance? Does working from home affect mental health and productivity?

In this edition of WorklifeIndia, we discuss how a global health crisis is changing the way we work.

Presenter: Devina Gupta
Contributors: Sparsh Gupta, CEO, Wingify; Ira Trivedi, writer & yoga guru; Aarushi Bahl, sustainability professional

How does working from home change the way we work?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance

The Future Of Coworking Spaces2020032020200322 (WS)

Companies around the world are rolling out mandatory remote work due to the coronavirus outbreak. Is shifting to the remote office the new normal? And how is it impacting the business of sharing your workplace with other companies, freelancers and startups?

India is one of the biggest markets for shared workspaces with over 200 players in the industry. But will all be able to survive in this price-conscious market?
What are the experiences and challenges of coworking? And what are the implications of the coronavirus outbreak as governments urge citizens to work from home?

Presenter: Devina Gupta
Contributors: Arvind Kumar, COO, Corporatedge; Ankisha Rana, coworkers & cofounder, Socio Sketch; Vinayak Agrawal, cofounder, myHQ

Photo: Office workers in a shared working space Credit: Getty Images

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, is shifting to the remote office the new normal?

From Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance