COVID-19

Sunny Side Up? Why India’s Solar Foreign Policies May Not Help It Counter Chinese...

When inaugurating the 750MW solar plant in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reinstated his commitment to the vision of “One...

Amidst Lockdown, Odisha’s Forest-Dependent Communities Have Their Hands Tied

“We fear that we will run out of cash and food soon,” says Subhashree Madi, a member of the Mahila Jan Shakti Sangathan of...

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...

Amidst a Once-in-a-century Pandemic, What Does the Budget Say About Mental Healthcare?

All eyes were on the Union Budget, announced on February 1, to see how expenditure towards healthcare would be allocated during the ongoing pandemic—this...

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.