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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.

A Palette of Perspectives for Indian Football’s Canvas

Curated by Adarsh Singh | Featured illustration by Shreya Bhatia for The Bastion Understanding the Context Our recently published analysis on How the AFC is Painting...

Imagining a Two-Child Nation: Regressive Policy or Prudent Planning?

Featured Image: A still of an awareness campaign from Panchayat, an Indian comedy-drama web-series set in rural Uttar Pradesh. Used for representative purposes only. Understanding...

How Can Our Takeaways Be Made More Eco-friendly?

Featured photograph courtesy of Zomato Understanding the Context Try and think back to a time when you weren’t ordering food off of Swiggy or Zomato, a...

Can Isha’s ‘Cauvery Calling’ Campaign Actually Save the Cauvery?

Editor's Note: The Isha Foundation was requested to contribute to this conversation with specific details on the Cauvery Calling's funding and implementation strategy. They...

Should Children Be Allowed to Design Their Own Education?

If our meme wasn't clear enough, we can spell it our for you: our education system isn't teaching material that is particularly relevant to...

Coal Mining in India: Enter, the Private Sector

Featured photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash. Something big is going down in India's coal sector. The Central government, through The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 laid...
OTF Andhra Education

Equity or Error? Assessing Andhra Pradesh’s English-ization of School Education

Understanding the Context English-medium education in India is becoming more lucrative by the day. This global lingua franca, which has found its way into most...
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Of Privilege and Priorities: JNU Protests from the Frontline

Understanding the Context When the draft Inter-Hall Administration (IHA) manual was uploaded on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) website, it immediately sparked outrage across the...
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Let’s #EduTok: Democratising E-Learning or Shrewd PR Gimmick?

Understanding the Context TikTok’s arrival in India has been heralded as a game-changer in Indian social media spaces. The country is home to 120 million...