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The Messenger - Issue #7

The Messenger
The Messenger - Issue #7
By Socratus • Issue #22 • View online
This week we are revisiting a topic dear to our hearts - migration and citizenship. When is a migrant a citizen? When is that migrant an resident or an alien? Should anyone ever be an alien?

Migrants come in many guises, but internal migration is the biggest form of migration in India
Migrants come in many guises, but internal migration is the biggest form of migration in India
COVID made the plight of migrants much worse
COVID made the plight of migrants much worse
But not all migrants were equally affected
But not all migrants were equally affected
Some walked halfway across the country
Some walked halfway across the country
Who will give them justice?
Who will give them justice?
Meanwhile, agricultural output increased during COVID. It also had an indirect effect on women farmers.
Meanwhile, agricultural output increased during COVID. It also had an indirect effect on women farmers.
But migrants are often the lucky ones
But migrants are often the lucky ones
And there's working from home too (only if you're an office worker)
And there's working from home too (only if you're an office worker)
PS: Don't Migrants Build Nations too?
PS: Don't Migrants Build Nations too?
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Afterword
We did a long piece on the condition of migrants last year after the first lockdown. Check it out:
The Experience of Citizenship I: Prakash Mallik’s Story
Who wouldn’t want to be a blue whale for a day? Imagine diving into the ocean and seeing the deep with their eyes. Or smelling the spray when you jump out of the water. This reality might become possible with with new machine learning and metaverse technologies.
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