Ideas

The 2020 Delhi Riots: The Anatomy of Violence in the City

In what already seems like a lifetime ago, Delhi was burning. This was before the country went into a lock down in an attempt...

In Her Opinion: Neha Sinha on Conserving Amur Falcons in Nagaland

Even though it’s right under everyone's noses, not everyone develops a connection with the ecology surrounding them. But for Neha Sinha (NS), growing up...

As We May Teach: The Neuroscience Behind Technology-Based Learning

This article is the second instalment of Aparna Ramanujam's two-part series 'As We May Teach' which evaluates the privacy concerns and cognitive learning aspects...

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...

As We May Teach: Where Does All the Ed-Tech Data Go?

This article is the first instalment of Aparna Ramanujam's two-part series 'As We May Teach' which evaluates the privacy concerns and cognitive learning aspects of...

The Art of the New Wilderness

Edward Burtynsky’s astonishing photographic series China Recycling maps waste. In them,  he provides a frightening visual reminder of a civilisation – human, that is...

Of Race, Religion and a Pandemic: Understanding Islamophobia in Assam

The detection of the COVID-19 hotspot at Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz in New Delhi led to a surge of Islamophobic expressions in Assam....

Children in Shelter Homes Need Support During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Can you imagine sensing uncertainty and panic around you, but not being able to look to your family and loved ones for comfort? Can...

The 21st Century Needs A New Story

The history of civilisation is the history of great stories. Great stories have been told to humans for hundreds of years. For example, the...

The Bastion Dialogues: Vicky Roy

When Vicky Roy (VR) was a young boy, he ran away from his home in West Bengal all the way to the capital, New...