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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...
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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...
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...

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...

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...
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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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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...
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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...