Ideas

The Politics of Transnational Education: Of Global Hierarchies and Aspirations

“Growing up, I remember the emphasis our teachers and parents placed on ‘good English’ skills for a successful future. The students in British and...

On The Road: Unravelling the Legacy of Migration from Fishing Villages Amidst COVID-19

When asking a non-migrant fisherman in Odisha’s Nua Golabandha about why so many fishers choose to migrate across the country, this is what he...

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...

Disease Surveillance in India: From SARS-CoV to COVID 19

Amid COVID-19, disease surveillance and early warning detection mechanisms have gained importance across the world.  In India, the role of tracing the outbreak of diseases...

Can Gamifying Education Improve Learning Behaviour?

Growing up, I was a fairly intelligent child who enjoyed studying social sciences and English. I performed decently in Mathematics too, but my efforts...

May the Pop be With You! Integrating Popular Culture in Indian Classrooms

“Koi mujhko ye bataaye, Kyun ye doori aur majboori? Iss duniya ki kya story, Kiske haath mein kiski dori?” Some of you might have already started humming along....
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Building an Entrepreneurial India with Ramanathan Ramanan (Part II)

Edited by Malavika VN  In Part 1 of this series, R. Ramanan, Mission Director of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Niti Aayog, spoke about the...

Let’s Be Honest about Public Education: Busting Some Myths

In an opinion article titled “Busting myths and the double-speak on education” published in the Hindustan Times on July 07th, 2020, Mr Gurcharan Das...

Politics Of, By, and For the People: Developing Democracy in 21st Century India

I want you to meet Razia. A 10-year-old girl born in the village of Nayabans, in Uttar Pradesh. She belongs to a Dalit-Muslim family....

From Bans to Monitoring, Why Are Schools Policing Teenagers’ Social Media Activity?

From Twitter to Tik Tok, social media has become an integral platform for students’ lives, be it for social, political, or educational reasons. As...