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The 2019 National Education Policy Must Enable Girls’ Right to Education

Written by Evita Rodrigues  Research by Tanvi Mehta  The potential of education to empower often goes unrecognized. It is a tool capable of empowering women to...
Money for Nothing: The Disconcerting Future of the Humanities in India The Bastion

Money for Nothing: The Disconcerting Future of the Humanities in India

Co-authored by Ishani Pant and Kirti Dass The study of the humanities and social sciences is being threatened by a lack of funds for facilitating...

Trapped! What’s Putting a Glass Ceiling on Students in India’s Classrooms?

This is article is the first instalment of a two-part series on why learning traps ensnare children in cycles of poor academic performances, and...
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From Streets To Schools: The Girl in the Yellow Dress

Co-authored by Evita Rodrigues and Sanya Sharma  As the traffic light turns red, I hear a knock on the taxi window. Looking out, I see a...
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What We Should Talk About When We Talk About Akshaya Patra

Co-authored by Evita Rodrigues and Shantanu Kishwar  A recent article by The Hindu has triggered controversy surrounding the Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF), particularly regarding their...

Education in Times of COVID: How Students, Teachers & Parents are Dealing With the...

On the 14th of March, the news dropped like a bombshell for all teachers: schools would remain closed until the end of the month....

The Bastion Dialogues: Aanchal Malhotra on the Partition and Oral History

Imagine a disaster has just taken place just outside your house. If you were given five minutes to evacuate, not knowing if you’d ever...

Monitoring the Right to Education: Who Does What?

On 1st April 2010, The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE) was passed by the UPA government, making primary education a fundamental...

The Pink and Blue Divide: Rethinking Children’s Textbooks in a Post 377 India

Co-authored by Ayushi Ghosh and Kartik Sundar  The striking down of a controversial 158-year old provision of Section 377 to decriminalize non-procreative relationships was a...
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Can the Swacch Bharat Summer Internship Pave the Way for Community Service in Indian...

Co-authored by Simran Taneja and Charith Reddy  Let us rewind to four years ago when a fresh-faced Narendra Modi called upon all citizens to dedicate...