Education

Development and Education

Indian Students’ Silent Hymns: Of Sanskrit Prayers in Secular Schools

Co-authored by Kaushalya Misra & Avantika Bunga    “What is the problem with saying Vande Mataram? We are saying thank you to mother earth? What...

“We Have No Future Here” | A Young Afghan Woman’s Plea to the Indian...

A cycle of imperialism and fundamentalism is repeating itself in Afghanistan, once again. The Indian government's response to the situation in Afghanistan will lay down markers for the type of developmental path we choose to tread.

We Need To Start Talking About Teachers’ Mental Health

You must have heard the famous quote: “He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches.” Popularised by George Bernard Shaw in Maxims for Revolutionists, the...

Learning Under Lockdown: Voices From Kashmir

Having lived in Kashmir as an educator, but not as a learner, Mubeen Masudi brings to the table a unique perspective on education. Although...
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...

Inclusive Education for the Visually Impaired

Written by Ipsita Mishra  “I lost my vision to Chickenpox in my childhood. I used to feel that this has only happened to me until...

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....

From Scraps to School: Education for Child Ragpickers in India

Written by Ipsita Mishra “Gande me rehna kisko pasand hai? Ganda wala kaam kisko karna hai?” asks Kiran, a mother of four, and a ragpicker...
Kamathipura Lane

A Hurdle in the Shadows: Providing Education to the Children of Sex Workers

Written by Shagun Bhargava As the per the last official count held in 2007, India was home to over 3 million sex workers, who continue...
Assam

A Tale of Two Histories: Where Is the Northeast in Our Textbooks?

Co-authored by Haya Wakil and Aarathi Ganesan  Most Indian citizens can wax eloquent on India’s’ ancient dynasties and kingdoms, its freedom fighters and perhaps even...