Covid-19 situation beyond the city space: combating the various humanitarian crises prompted by the pandemic

Every phenomenon that is undergoing an altercation in the world right now, is under the devastating influence of Covid-19. The normal course of human life has been facing a stagnation for the past few months, dragging people towards numerous, unforeseen challenges of survival. Under such circumstances, the plight of underprivileged women and children, is often remaining unattended, to debate which and seek plausible solutions, the founder-secretary of Ebong Alap, Sarmistha Dutta Gupta, opened an online discussion to various social workers, health workers and government officials to share their inputs and experiences to help the society perceive the situation of these people, whose troubles it has been oblivious to. Nishantika Kundu reports on this webinar held on 25th September, 2020.

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Report on IMISCOE Workshop’s Keynote Address, “New Forms of Anti-Racist Mobilisation and Participatory Citizenship.”

On October 1st, 2020, the International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe (IMISCOE) –the largest interdisciplinary research network of scholars in the field of migration, integration, and diversity studies in Europe –organized an inaugural virtual workshop, entitled, “ Regulating and Experiencing Immigrant Status Transition: Comparing Entry, Settlement, and Naturalization”. Fostering an intellectual discussion on issues of migration, citizenship and political participation, the IMISCOE workshop invites the audience to a month-long interdisciplinary series of insightful and engaging webinar presentations on such diverse topics as ranging from anti-racist movements, to rights and citizenship of migrants, to criminalization and classification of asylum seekers, made by scholars from across the world. The keynote, entitled, “New Forms of Anti-Racist Mobilisation and Participatory Citizenship” was delivered by Marco Martiniello, who is an eminent Italian-Belgian sociologist and political activist, and professor of sociology of migration and ethnic studies at the University of Liege, in Belgium. The session was moderated by Gianni D’Amato, who is the Director of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) on Migration and Population Studies, and professor of Migration and Citizenship Studies at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Preeshita Biswas reports on the inaugural keynote session presented on October 1st, 2020.

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The Partition of Bengal and Its Silent Aftermath: An Interview with Rituparna Roy

Dr. Rituparna Roy is the Initiator of the Kolkata Partition Museum Project (KPMP) and the Managing Trustee of the KPM Trust. The KPM Project, as mentioned in its website, seeks to “memorialize in the most comprehensive way, the specificity of Bengal’s Partition history and its aftermath, to emphasize the continuities between West Bengal and Bangladesh… and to involve public participation in its programs.” In a telephone interview with Arna Dirghangi, she explains what inspired her to take up this extremely important project and where the future of this effort lies in the contemporary state of affairs.

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