Pallavi Pundir

News

Attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange Leaves Gunmen, Police Dead

Banned militant group that demands autonomy for Balochistan claimed responsibility for the attack in the country's biggest city.
Pallavi Pundir
6.29.20
Coronavirus

A Billion-Dollar Herbal Company Has Launched a 'COVID-19 Cure' in India. It Hasn't Gone Well.

The company's founder, Baba Ramdev, claims the product enjoys a success rate of 100 percent. Two state bans and a criminal complaint suggest otherwise.
Pallavi Pundir
6.29.20
News

International Fashion Houses Are Leaving Millions of Asians Jobless. The Workers Are Now Protesting

Despite the pandemic, garment workers in India, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Sri Lanka are protesting against brands who already have a history of exploitation.​
Pallavi Pundir
6.28.20
Press Freedom

Indian Journalists Are Being Targeted for Questioning Governments’ Handling of the Pandemic

The country’s media persons are facing criminal charges and intimidation for exposing lack of transparency around the crisis.
Pallavi Pundir
6.22.20
Ινδία

Why Did Soldiers Use Clubs and Stones, Rather Than Guns, to Fight at the Himalayan Border?

Military officials and experts explain why the use of primitive weapons, in the killings between Chinese and Indian soldiers, are intentional.
Pallavi Pundir
6.21.20
Coronavirus

India's Lockdown Forced Millions of Migrants to Go Home. Now Employers Want Them Back.

Under the world’s strictest lockdown, businesses in thriving Indian cities threw their low-wage workers out.
Pallavi Pundir
6.15.20
Coronavirus

'Missing’ COVID Deaths Raise Questions About India’s Tracking of the Outbreak

Government officials say the discrepancy in COVID-19 deaths can be easily resolved. But activists and experts say this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Pallavi Pundir
6.14.20
women

Speaking to Survivors of Sex Trafficking and Patriarchy Burst My Bubble of Privilege

In stories of women who do not find mentions on social media or mainstream news, I found real acts of feminism that were a far cry from the “visible” heroes who I thought empowered me.
Pallavi Pundir
6.2.20
Confessions

I Masked my Eating Disorder by Pretending to Have Food Allergies

After a decade of unhealthy takeouts and terrible lifestyle, I tried breaking the weight gain cycle by giving up on most foods altogether. I started looking great, but then I crashed.
Pallavi Pundir
5.19.20
Coronavirus

Social Distancing Is the New Normal, But In Some Asian Countries, It’s Not That Easy

People living in countries across Asia tell us how the battle cry of the pandemic, social distancing, is impossible for them.
Pallavi Pundir
5.19.20
inequality

Experts Worry That the Post-Lockdown World Could See a Surge of Exploitation and ‘Modern Slavery’

More work hours, less breaks, less wages—predictions about the new work culture for those in the unorganised sector make for a chilling picture.
Pallavi Pundir
5.4.20
Art

An Indian Artist is Documenting Sounds From People Stuck in Isolation

From the sounds of waves crashing and birds chirping to those of hospital equipment—Pallavi Paul’s “time capsule” captures the sounds of lockdown.
Pallavi Pundir
4.20.20
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