COVID-19

The Open Book Conundrum

Secondary and higher learning institutions have practised ‘blended learning’ for a year. Now, they must evaluate their own learnings just as much as they must examine their students. Are traditional methods of evaluation even fair game in this mode? Most importantly, are our teachers up for it?

For Digital Governance Solutions to Reach the Marginalised, Working With Offline Intermediaries Is Key

It is vital to examine the design and deployment of digital governance mechanisms in India through the lens of inclusion.

The Classroom ‘Monitor’: How Digital Learning Both Frees and Alienates Students

While online learning has its own exclusionary faults, it also reclaims students' rights to movement and action, taken from them by physical classrooms.
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COVID-19 | Persons with Disabilities Need to Be Accounted For, Prioritized

Prolonged lockdowns, apathetic social security services, and not being seen as high-priority recipients of the vaccine, have left them more vulnerable than ever before.

Whose Olympics is it Anyway? The Edokko Dilemma

What elements have complicated Tokyo’s ability to assure the world that the Olympics will be held amidst a pandemic?

Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy Amongst Women in the Informal Economy

The cost of vaccination seems to be too high for many; convincing these women can have multiplying effects on India’s drive to universally immunize.

Unravelling Pune’s COVID-19 Migrant Crisis: History Speaks

As Pune’s boundaries become more fluid, ‘Puneris’—a historically nuanced descriptor that includes migrant groups—are diversifying too.

Empowering Parents To Demand Better Of Their Child’s Education

Without improving parental engagement, Indian education will lack accountability and deliver poor education under the facade of quality and equity.

With Schools Closed Across Maharashtra, How Well Did Students Learn Over the Past Year?

Students across Maharashtra are suffering from acute learning losses, policy reforms addressing the worries of their parents and teachers are needed.

Hanging by a Thread: Affordable Private Schools and COVID-19

Targeted policy reforms needed to support the online learning of 79 million students in India’s Affordable Private Schools.