How laws impact women in India’s hospitality industry

No cabaret, crooning or cocktails: How laws impact women in India’s hospitality industry

For The Print, authors Sarvnipun Kaur and Abhishek Singh write on the ways in which states in India regulate and restrict women’s employment using findings from our State of Discrimination Index.

Sarvnipun Kaur
Author: Sarvnipun Kaur

Sarvnipun leads research on legal discrimination against women in India and labour regulation. She has previously served as faculty at Panjab University and Chandigarh University teaching courses in Economics to post-graduate and undergraduate students. She was a Technical Consultant at PWC’s Government Reforms and Infrastructure Development practice, and served as Audit Assistant at KPMG. Sarvnipun holds an M.Phil in Economics from Panjab University and has successfully completed the World Bank’s MOOC on ‘Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development’. Her research interests include labour and business regulations, gender equality, and competitive federalism. Publications 1. “State of Discrimination Report”. 08 March 2022. 2. "No cabaret, crooning or cocktails: How laws impact women in India’s hospitality industry". The Print, March 13, 2022. The Print, 13 March 2022. 3. The curious case of Indian working women. Livemint, 08 March 2022. 4. Labour pains: Status check on reforms in employment protection legislation” (co-authored). Regulations for New Realities: A Cross-Sectoral Analysis During Covid 19. Delhi: Centre for Civil Society, 2020.