Ideas

Why The Superhero vs Scorsese Episode Is Actually About Co-Existence in Cinema

“But that’s not cinema.” When Martin Scorsese uttered these four words, he probably didn’t know he was entering the volatile ring of millennial outrage, a...

Viva la Educación: Educating for Democracy

Authored by Upasna Sachdeva  As student protests boil over the country, I am reminded of the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” For...
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Can the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Pull Manual Scavengers out of the Gutters?

Co-authored by Simran Taneja and Avantika Bunga  Every year since 2014, during the weeks approaching October 2, in addition to the values, morals and politics...
Sonia Gandhi Young vs. Now

(Party) President Sonia Gandhi: Analysing 19 Years of her Tryst at the Helm of...

Researched by Ishita Dewan Written by Arjav Kulshreshtha “I am the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi. I am not scared of anyone. I am not disturbed.” - Sonia...

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...

Menacing Saffron Hue in Maharashtra Board History Textbooks

Researched and written by Manas Dutt.  “It is a British problem, first of all because there is so much historical amnesia about what the empire...

The Bastion Dialogues: Aanchal Malhotra on the Partition and Oral History

Imagine a disaster has just taken place just outside your house. If you were given five minutes to evacuate, not knowing if you’d ever...
Education

Barbarians at the Feet of Dragons

Written by Philip Deweyi  Introduction: Getting to the core of today’s emerging challenges In an increasingly complex global economy, rapidly evolving technology forces us to question...
Parth Shah The Bastion

The Bastion Dialogues: Parth Shah

Parth J. Shah (PS), Founder and Chairman of the Centre for Civil Society and the Director of the Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP),...

Valuing a Hidden Octopus Fishery in Lakshadweep

“Kadikidamaale balichittum,  Kirikidamaaya kachayum ketti, Appal irrikum kalline noki chirichu thudangi, Ayal, bismiyum cholli irangiya neeram Appalu kuthi.”   “Ready with a strong grip, In the shallow waters, wearing a...