A recent conversation with an Autowala in peak summer afternoon revealed the extent of heat stress on gig economy labor, the reduced work hours, the few places to refill cold water, the skin infections and the preferred Uber rides instead of the auto. Climate change is real.
Chai spaces as a site of circulation from Kuwait to Jakarta has been an analytic to grasp transnational flows. These are quotidian spaces of joy, where chai is accompanied with cricket watching. This pic is of IPL watching on a phone through the Jio Cinema App is a game changer this year where the primary interface of viewership is on the digital.
Working at a startup comes with its vagaries, and it’s not everyone’s cup of kopio as by definition it is volatile. Younger folks crave stability which is true yet a paradox. It is a fluid terrain of work, and it is important to be comfortable with discomfort.