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Polluting for Protection: The Story of Our Plastic Consumption during a Pandemic

A wholly unintentional (and welcome) consequence of global lockdowns and travel restrictions is the positive impact they can have on the environment, right from...

Education in Times of COVID: Bringing Social-Emotional Learning to Mobile Education

With the world straddling the COVID-19 pandemic, pre-existing societal issues such as violence, inequity, and poverty have been further magnified. Young children are literally...

Of Quality, Capacity and Job Security: 25% EWS Reservation Holds Answers for Schooling Post-Lockdown

There is a lot of uncertainty over how schooling will look like post-lockdown. Can schools run full scale? Will learning happen through TV and/or...

How This Teacher in Karnataka Is Driving Holistic Training for Over 500 Teachers

“I’m pleased that my role allows me to support teachers by identifying their innovative ideas and recognising their contributions.” Manjula G.S. is the Block Resource...

African Swine Fever, COVID-19, & Floods: How NGOs & Volunteers Are Organising Relief During...

While the country tackles the pandemic, in Assam, COVID-19 is just one amongst three disasters the state has faced this year.  Early in February, Assam...

Amidst COVID-19, Who is Watching Over Children’s Data on Ed-Tech Platforms?

As Indian students continue to depend on ed-tech platforms to learn for the foreseeable future, we also need to also think about how we’re protecting their digital and personal safety. Are ed-tech companies themselves responsibly using and protecting children’s data? How is the Indian state monitoring their protection of children’s data? Are our Internet laws strong enough to protect a child’s right to privacy online? We answer all these questions and more, in this month’s On the Fence.

Out of the Woods: How the FRA Is Helping a Village in Maharashtra During...

This is not what a haat or a weekly market should look like: the place is not bustling with people buying and selling produce,...

The Shore Scene: Locked Down In a Fishing Town

In early March 2020, I traveled to Malvan, where, for the past three years, I’ve been studying the fisheries in the region. Malvan is...

Dialogues: Dr. K.S. Chalam on the Political Economy of Caste in India

"The characterization of caste as division of labourers does not fully explain the discriminatory and unpaid labour of untouchables and artisan castes in the...

Lessons from Another Disaster: Revisiting Kachchh Amidst COVID-19

As humanity struggles to stay standing after the knock-out punch delivered by COVID-19, it may be useful to look at how we survived previous...