Philip Gain

Philip Gain is researcher and director of Society for Environment and Human Development (SEHD). He has been reporting, writing and filming on Modhupur sal forest and its people since 1986.

Kaiputra: The untold story of a discriminated and excluded community

The public, in general, also uses the same word but Kawara, in Bangla, is used in a derogatory way implying the community that lives with pigs.

2w ago

Rubber: A death sentence to natural forests

Rubber, be it in the CHT, Madhupur or in the tea gardens, may bring some economic benefits to the state and private entrepreneurs, but in general it has not been beneficial to the people who once used these lands.

3m ago

Owners win, workers lose

It is a shame that the wage board completely failed in framing and presenting acceptable recommendations on the tea workers’ wage structure.

10m ago

How forestry projects destroy forests

Though eucalyptus was eradicated from the public forest land, social forestry continues at a very high cost to natural ecosystems.

1y ago

Why do women in tea gardens face higher reproductive health risks?

Women in the tea gardens suffer from a host of reproductive and health issues, which remain unaddressed.

1y ago

No justice in paying tea workers’ arrears

The owners’ fickleness about signing of the agreement has come as a big shock to tea garden workers.

1y ago

Expand social protection in the new year

The government has a huge task ahead in terms of making its social security programmes effective.

1y ago

Tea workers’ strike ends. What’s next?

Tea workers may not have had their demands fulfilled, but their united voice brings in a new era of workers' rights.

1y ago
June 1, 2024
June 1, 2024

Kaiputra: The untold story of a discriminated and excluded community

The public, in general, also uses the same word but Kawara, in Bangla, is used in a derogatory way implying the community that lives with pigs.

March 21, 2024
March 21, 2024

Rubber: A death sentence to natural forests

Rubber, be it in the CHT, Madhupur or in the tea gardens, may bring some economic benefits to the state and private entrepreneurs, but in general it has not been beneficial to the people who once used these lands.

August 24, 2023
August 24, 2023

Owners win, workers lose

It is a shame that the wage board completely failed in framing and presenting acceptable recommendations on the tea workers’ wage structure.

March 21, 2023
March 21, 2023

How forestry projects destroy forests

Though eucalyptus was eradicated from the public forest land, social forestry continues at a very high cost to natural ecosystems.

March 8, 2023
March 8, 2023

Why do women in tea gardens face higher reproductive health risks?

Women in the tea gardens suffer from a host of reproductive and health issues, which remain unaddressed.

January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023

No justice in paying tea workers’ arrears

The owners’ fickleness about signing of the agreement has come as a big shock to tea garden workers.

January 1, 2023
January 1, 2023

Expand social protection in the new year

The government has a huge task ahead in terms of making its social security programmes effective.

September 3, 2022
September 3, 2022

Tea workers’ strike ends. What’s next?

Tea workers may not have had their demands fulfilled, but their united voice brings in a new era of workers' rights.

August 22, 2022
August 22, 2022

Fairer wages, or more broken promises for tea workers?

In the best interests of the tea sector, tea garden owners and government functionaries should promote true trade unionism.

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Why are the tea workers on strike?

It is the responsibility of the government to ensure justice and protection for tea workers

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