COVID-19

Understanding Zoonotic Diseases: With Dr. Shrikrishna Isloor

COVID-19, SERS, MERS, Ebola, Swine Flu—What do they all have in common? These are infections that can transmit from animals to humans, otherwise known...

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.

Reopening Schools After 6 Months: Policy Innovation in the Face of Learning Losses

Schools and other educational institutions have been given conditional permission to resume physical classes as per the recent order of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The...

Caged and Cramped Animals, Pandemic-Hit Revenues: Why Does India Still Have Zoos?

When animals’ lives are compromised in poorly monitored zoos, why does India continue to operate them?

Welcome to Clubhouse, Where Everyone is Free: Is the App Really A Bastion of...

In India, is Clubhouse the Utopian melting pot of ideas and speech it seems to be in other parts of the world? We spoke to six young, urban, English-speaking Indian professionals to find out.

Learning Under Lockdown: Voices From Kashmir

Having lived in Kashmir as an educator, but not as a learner, Mubeen Masudi brings to the table a unique perspective on education. Although...
Board Exams Maharashtra

Awaiting the Board Exams: The Maharashtra Story

How has the COVID19 pandemic impacted students' preparations for their board exams? Were Maharashtra’s students, and the teachers and students who support them, confident about appearing for this year’s board exams at all?

The Rise of Emotiveillance? Emotion AI and Ed-tech in India

A famous (and controversial) experiment in 1976 by Ekman and Friesen tried to study the facial expressions of individuals in response to certain stimuli....

2020: Like Never Before, a Year of Despair and Hope

2020 has seen an interregnum never before experienced by humanity—it has been a year in which despair and hope, and callousness and caring have...

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...