Tiktok Edutok The bastion

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...
BCCY Scams Lodhi

The BCCI’S Autonomy is On the Fence

Understanding the Context It is difficult to put a finger on India’s obsession with cricket. Brought to the subcontinent by its colonial rulers, cricket is...
EWS Reservation

Public Good, Private Responsibility? The RTE’s EWS Reservation

Understanding the Context The Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act was hailed as a monumental intervention to increase access to education. However, it...
National Education Policy

Should the NEP Prescribe a Three Language Policy with Hindi?

Understanding the Context On the 31st of May 2019, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) released the Draft National Education Policy (NEP), a comprehensive...
Forest Rights Act India

Whose Right is it Anyway? Decoding the Forest Rights Act

Understanding the Context The Supreme Court (SC) has been hearing a batch of petitions (Wildlife First & Ors v. Ministry of Forest and Environment &...

Criminal Defamation Amidst #MeToo: a Necessary Evil or an Anti-Democratic Tool?

Understanding the Context For the past century, freedom of speech has been popularly identified as a hallmark of any strong liberal democracy. In a political...

Bridging Sport’s Gender Wage Gaps: “Work” or “Worth”?

Understanding the Context Sports were a pretty big deal in Ancient Greece, especially in the city of Olympia. Some 50,000 spectators would pour into the...
AAPka Big Brother? The Bastion

AAPka Big Brother?

Understanding the Context Developed in the late 1970s, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras have spread from their initial use in high-security zones such as banks...
Monument Mitras: Preserving National Heritage or Furthering Corporate Ambition? The Bastion Red Fort

Monument Mitras: Preserving National Heritage or Furthering Corporate Ambition?

Understanding the Context The  ‘Monument Mitra’ is a plan of action devised by the BJP government to contain and control the systemic decay and deterioration...
A Farewell to Arms?: The Legal Battle Over Kodagu’s Gun Culture The Bastion

A Farewell to Arms? The Legal Battle Over Kodagu’s Gun Culture

Understanding the Context Located on the Western Ghats, Kodagu (Coorg) District in Karnataka is home to the Kodavas – a martial community of fewer than...


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