Education for the Marginalized

Analyzing the accessibility, inclusivity and efficacy of education for the marginalized in India.

Educating India’s Daughter: Has the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana Worked?

  Structural and socio-cultural limitations entrenched in modern India have prevented innumerable young girls from attending school across the country. Lack of access to education...
Refugee education

Educating Refugees: Uncertain Prospects for Rohingya Children in Chennai

Written by Jayashri R. Sundaram  “I am happy that I can at least go to school here. Back home we were not allowed to even...

The Bastion Dialogues: Dr. Uma Maheshwari Chimirala

Interviewed by Ayush Jain on 11th March 2019 This week, The Bastion’s Ayush Jain delved deep into the Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) system. Set...

Education in Times of COVID: How Corporation Schools in Chennai Are Bridging the E-Learning...

Like every other industry, education systems across the world have come to a crashing halt in the face of COVID-19. Although the pandemic has...

The Perils of Being Queer in Indian Schools

“From being an outspoken frontbencher in class, the constant bullying and unwarranted attention made me isolated and quiet. I began sitting right at the...
AAP Education Atishi

Students First: Using Education as an Electoral Platform

Written by Rizowana Hussaini  As the early morning buzz settles in on the narrow alleys of Sangam Vihar, Delhi, uniform-donned students rush inside the gates...

The Bastion Dialogues: Vicky Roy

When Vicky Roy (VR) was a young boy, he ran away from his home in West Bengal all the way to the capital, New...

Breaking the Taboo: Delhi’s Menstrual Health Challenge

Written by Ipsita Mishra  “Even if I want to be in school and not miss out on classes, it is really difficult to come during...
This Seat is Reserved! The Underbelly of Discretionary Quotas in Kendriya Vidyalayas

This Seat is Reserved! The Underbelly of Discretionary Quotas in Kendriya Vidyalayas

Researched and Written by Aarathi Ganesan Last week, Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar, along with his predecessor Smriti Irani, came under the...

The Bastion Dialogues: Saurabh Taneja

Saurabh Taneja (ST) is the CEO of The Akanksha Foundation, a non-profit organisation providing children from low-income communities with a high-quality education. For over...