During the times of COVID 19, our fundamental duties towards sanitation workers and wastepickers

Pinky Chandran Physical distancing, stocking up on sanitizers, soaps for hand-washing, masks and gloves, hoarding supplies, limiting travel, working from home may be the new normal in being and is seen as an act of being responsible citizens. But pause, take a deep breath and ask yourself- what about the sanitation workers, (pourakarmika/ safai karmacharis), … Continue reading During the times of COVID 19, our fundamental duties towards sanitation workers and wastepickers

Waste Narratives in Bengaluru on 1st, 4th & 5th April, 2016

Hasiru Dala invites you for Waste Narratives being organized at Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Alternative Forum and Azim Premji University (Dates and Timing Mentioned Below). Waste Narratives is an evening comprising of public reading of the novel Bicycle Dreaming with the author Mridula Koshy, Conversations with the recyclers Akmal Pasha, Salma and Siddique, Mallika, … Continue reading Waste Narratives in Bengaluru on 1st, 4th & 5th April, 2016

Story of Shailender Kumar- Plastic Waste Reprocessor (Recycler), in His Own Voice

Notes from Nayandahalli I am from Bihar, came to Bangalore in 1990 with my brother, when I was 5 years old. Today I am 26 years old. I have graduated in Commerce, from Bangalore University. I am married with one child. Earlier I worked at a Ration Shop. I started the godown (for aggregating and … Continue reading Story of Shailender Kumar- Plastic Waste Reprocessor (Recycler), in His Own Voice