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Of the people, By the People, but For Whom? Building Environmental Democracy in India

Written by Sourya Reddy Another election season is upon us, and the echoes of electoral promises are getting louder and more chaotic. Amidst this “festival...

Indian Students’ Silent Hymns: Of Sanskrit Prayers in Secular Schools

Co-authored by Kaushalya Misra & Avantika Bunga    “What is the problem with saying Vande Mataram? We are saying thank you to mother earth? What...
Education HP

The Peaks of Education: Learning from Himachal Pradesh’s Inclusive Model

Co-authored by Raka De & Tanvi Mehta On the 1st of February 2018, the interim Budget announced by Piyush Goyal saw a 10% hike in...
Forest Rights Act India

Whose Right is it Anyway? Decoding the Forest Rights Act

Understanding the Context The Supreme Court (SC) has been hearing a batch of petitions (Wildlife First & Ors v. Ministry of Forest and Environment &...
Tibet Women's Football

Finding Refuge on the Pitch: Building Futures for Refugees

Written by Sourya Reddy“I don’t remember much; it was about 14 years ago, and I was 7. One day, my parents told my elder...
Teachers Protest Jharkhand

Same Work, Minimal Pay: Analyzing the Contract Teaching Phenomenon in India

Co-authored by Chetna Kumar and Avantika Bunga  On 17th January 2019, more than 45,000 ‘para-teachers’ in Jharkhand called off their 63-day hunger strike. As per...
ONGC

What the Frack: Is India Ready for Shale?

Co-authored by Sunalika Singh and Charith Reddy As the third largest consumer of energy in the world, India is far from energy independence; with the...
Stories of Kabeera The Bastion

Namma Metro Effect: Re-imagining Urban Development

Written by Goutham Nijalingappa The Metro rail systems have found huge success as a public transport option in Indian cities. With more than 660 km of...

Of Governance and Garbage

Written by Ahan Bezbaroa With rousing revelations, such as the IPCC’s recent Special Report that identified 1.5 degrees Celsius as the limit to which the...
The Bastion

An Optimistic Fix: The Pitfalls of the Happiness Curriculum in Delhi

Co-created by Kartik Sundar and Jinson George Chako In what seemed like a recognition of the hectic and stressful nature of the Indian education system,...

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