The Maruti Way: First person account of a factory worker

By Shivam Vij for Fountain Ink, 5 September 2012

My name is… let that be. Maruti Suzuki is out to get me, not because I did anything but because they want to put virtually every worker in jail, even those who belonged to the third shift and were not even present when violence took place in the Manesar factory on 18 July. I was present there and will tell you what happened, but to understand it you will have to let me begin from the beginning. Continue reading “The Maruti Way: First person account of a factory worker”

Welcome to Srinagar. Would you like to come with me to Downtown? I want you to see the real Srinagar.

By Shivam Vij

(Some time in 2011, a stone-pelter in Srinagar offered to show me the fabled old city through his eyes. Here is what he told me. The first-person account first appeared in Fountain Ink magazine in Decmeber 2011. The views expressed by the stone-pelter are his, not mine.)

Welcome to Srinagar. Would you like to come with me to Downtown? I want you to see the real Srinagar.

Come, get on the bike. Continue reading “Welcome to Srinagar. Would you like to come with me to Downtown? I want you to see the real Srinagar.”