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What Constitutes Good Science Journalism?

Understanding the Context “Science values detail, precision, the impersonal, the technical, the lasting, facts, numbers and being right. Journalism values brevity, approximation, the personal, the...

Who Can Perform Your Surgery? On “Quacks” and the Creation of a Healthy Citizenry

Understanding the Context On the 20th of November 2020, The Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) issued a notification in its gazette that allowed post-graduate...

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...