‘Our Financial Situation Is So Bad That Our Relatives Have Stopped Visiting’

Carrying the burden of an eight-year-old debt, 50-year-old Karuna Kale from Madhya Pradesh’s Barwaha almost broke down while talking about the financial condition of her household


‘Inflation Does Not Allow Us To Be Vulnerable, We Just Work Non-Stop’

The small business run by the Paswan family survives through relentless work. Even after 30 years of this, the only way to make ends meet and save some money is by limiting expenses to necessities


‘Inflation Does Not Allow Us To Even Aspire For A Better Life’

A cinema outing, books, dreams of personal space – every joy, big and small, has to be put off, says a young social activist, in the face of inflation


“My Income Hasn’t Changed In Ten Years, And We Have No Savings”

Whether it is putting off an urgent surgery or making do with 250 gm of fish for her family of four once a month, Lakhya Saikia, like most other poorly-paid ASHA workers, has to balance her domestic budget with extreme care


‘Our Farms Are Failing, We Live On Loans From Here, There, Everywhere’

We speak to a farmer family whose roots lie in rural Andhra, but have also spread to the cities – there is simply never enough money to get by