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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...
JNU Fee Hike

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...
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...

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