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How Technological Interventions Are Creating Opportunities to Foster Professional Development of Maharashtra’s Education Officers

This is the second in a three-part series in collaboration with Leadership For Equity (LFE) highlighting the challenges and needs, administrative and technological, of...

Tragedy of the Commons: How a Flawed and Racist Metaphor Continues to Dominate Environmental...

The Tragedy of the Commons is one of the most influential ideas in environmental thinking. But, a deeper look at the metaphor reveals that community governance of commons, as opposed to privatisation, may in fact be the answer to governance woes.

Infrastructure Projects In and Around Protected Areas Need to Be Held Financially Accountable

This is Part Two of #FinancingDevelopment, a series analysing the finances behind India’s development journey, in collaboration with the Centre for Financial Accountability. Read...

Colourful Walls, Learning All-Round: This Village is Bringing Education Closer to Every Home

“My son started reading small words only because of these paintings on the wall—he learned them unconsciously as a part of the play...

Caste, Class, and Awareness—Makers and Breakers of Common Land Dispute Resolution in Rajasthan

The second half of this investigative series on Rajasthan’s Public Land Protection Cells (PLPCs) finds evidence via RTIs and interviews with locals that explain why the district administration has not been effective in spreading awareness about the Cell's functions. Implementing final orders from the PLPC seems to be largely shaped by class and caste dynamics.

Background Questionnaire in Large Scale Assessments Can Improve Students’ Academic Performance

How can background questionnaires improve students' academic performance and learning? These large-scale assessments can ensure equitable and quality education.

In Rajasthan, a Public Land Protection Cell is Removing Encroachments, But Challenges Abound

A 2019 order passed by the Rajasthan High Court called for the formation of a Public Land Protection Cell, a district-level conflict resolution institution to investigate cases of encroachments on common lands. In this two-part series, The Bastion investigates the efficiency of these unique Public Land Protection Cells through interviews and information received via Right to Information applications. Part 1 uncovers the types of conflicts that occur on these “commons”, and how a delayed start to these cells and slow disposals might be plaguing their functioning.

Food, Festivals, and Heritage: The Climate Crisis is Erasing our Culture

In the temperate regions of North America, there is a small tree called the shadbush. Its name originates from the synchronisation of its flowering...

A ‘Feminist’ Server to Help People Own Their Own Data

Feminist servers could help people own and manage their own data while empowering vulnerable communities to create and store their knowledge. What is a feminist server, and can everyone own their own server?

Up Close: The Under-Recognised Role of Maharashtra’s Education Department Officers

This is the first in a three-part series in collaboration with Leadership For Equity (LFE) highlighting the challenges and needs, administrative and technological, of...