On Demonetization and Its Impact on Bangalore’s Waste pickers and Recyclers

Shreyas Sreenath Important as are the standard measures of a community…its measure of value is by far the most important of them all. The measures of weight, extension, or volume enter only into particular transactions…but the measure of value is all pervading…the conservation of the contractual basis of society then becomes tantamount to the conservation … Continue reading On Demonetization and Its Impact on Bangalore’s Waste pickers and Recyclers

Thoughts on the Process of Waste Work: Value and Precarity in Nayandahalli’s Recycling Economy

Notes from Nayandahalli Shreyas Sreenath* “Often, in the red light of a street-lamp Of which the wind whips the flame and worries the glass, In the heart of some old suburb, muddy labyrinth, Where humanity crawls in a seething ferment, One sees a rag-picker go by, shaking his head, Stumbling, bumping against the walls like … Continue reading Thoughts on the Process of Waste Work: Value and Precarity in Nayandahalli’s Recycling Economy

Exploring Nayandahalli as an Ecosystem Where Waste is Transformed in Resource

Notes from Nayandahalli ‘Cities are engines of growth’ is an old cliché statement. For economic growth and well being of mankind they consume the resources sourced from faraway lands and release matter termed as waste. It is imperative to frame the discourse of sustainability in cities around the questions of ‘flow of matter’ i.e. where … Continue reading Exploring Nayandahalli as an Ecosystem Where Waste is Transformed in Resource