Sex workers relate to the Project as a source of support in solving their individual problems, gaining new powers, but not acting as collectivity members.
Project workers are constituted as collectivity members, whose action interlocks with that of their colleagues, through participating in the politicising discourse of the Project, which states that sex workers should be granted “workers’ rights”, and through learning the rules of participation in meetings and the hierarchical division of labour.
And, he is not from Mohun Bagan or East Bengal, but the Manchester United football club! sixteen year old Rajiv Roy is one of several teenagers selected from across the country to train at the Manchester United football club in England this summer.
Roy was spotted by the Man-U trainers at an all India talent hunt programme last year and is all set to leave for England next month to train with their U-21 team.
Son of a sex worker, Rajiv grew up in the city's red light district and began playing barefoot on the streets before being spotted by his trainer Biswajit Majumdar."We were selecting few youngsters for Durbar academy from the red light area for a football tournament.
It was two years back I came to know about Rajiv and saw that he had massive potential.
Participation, empowerment and conscientisation are understood, not through a logic of quantity which creates linear dimensions, but through a logic of concrete qualities.Out of the 16 arrested, two are the staff of the hotel, reports said. The Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate earlier on Dec 21 busted a porn film production racket at Salt Lake DD Block under Bidhannagar North Police Station area in Kolkata and nabbed at least 28 people, including actors and unit crews.How can marginalised communities organise a project to yield significant social change?Voluntary groups estimate that there are about two million women sex workers in the country. The women in this particular trade give change in return to any customer who comes to them but, there are a few customers who know that they will not accept the higher currency notes so they carry the lower denominations.WHAT ELSE IS MAKING NEWS: Home to almost 11,000 sex workers, women in Sonagachi are finding it difficult to fend for themselves as customers pay them in defunct higher currency notes. “Our boss has told us to take the currency notes of INR 500 and INR 1000.The bank engages in social marketing of condoms to promote safe sex and prevent HIV/AIDS in red light areas.