Quit your work or move

When faced with this tough option, Anjana Ghorke chose to move rather than quit. In these times of the Corona Virus when most of us are afraid to move outside our homes and have work-from-home options, Anjana had to move her home so she could continue working – outside her home, serving the city and…

No time for fear

As positive cases of COVID-19 climb the charts in Pune, many fear infections but the possibility – indeed the reality of being quarantined has created its own share of anxiety. This is especially true for informal sector workers for whom quarantine means loss of already unsteady income but also not knowing what a quarantine facility…

Barricaded but not broken

Barricaded, but not broken – Jana Dilip Kadam continues to service a slum. For the past 5 year Jana Dilip Kadam has been collecting waste from every household in the winding, often narrow and densely populated lanes of the Kelewadi vasahat near Paud road. It was not easy to start with as residents did not…

In the Eye of the Storm: The SWaCH Story

The declaration of the COVID-19 lockdown provoked a plethora of responses across society. Depending on the socio-economic class and position people occupy in society, the lockdown evoked a range of feelings from panic, anxiety and frustration to relief at the possibility of working from home. What united most people, however, was fear; the fear of…