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Shouldn’t eGov Software Be Free and Open Source?

Featured image courtesy Jon Moore on Unsplash Understanding the Context Bureaucratic transactions are no longer confined to stuffy sarkari offices. At the Centre and state levels,...

“Dude, you still play mobile games?” | Is Atmanirbhar Gaming a Real Possibility or...

Curated by Karthik Subramaniam | Featured image courtesy Raji: An Ancient Epic Understanding the Context Along with a string of Chinese-backed games, the exit of PUBG...
Delhi Riots Bloomsbury

Of Untold Stories, Freedom of Speech and Bloomsbury India’s Reaction

Understanding the Context This September, Bloomsbury India was set to publish Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story, a book which claims to be a factual...

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...