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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...
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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...

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...

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

This article is the first instalment of a two-part series on why learning traps ensnare children in cycles of poor academic performances, and what...
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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...

DIKSHA: The Long-Awaited Antidote to India’s Education Crisis?

Written by Aparna Ramanujam It’s a blistering afternoon in Tamil Nadu, in July 2019. Inside a school in central Chennai, students run amok-the heat is...

Education in Times of COVID: Why Does It Take a National Lockdown to Revamp...

In light of the national lockdown imposed to combat COVID-19, the CBSE has released a series of measures to be taken by students, teachers,...

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...
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The Peaks of Education: Learning from Himachal Pradesh’s Inclusive Model

Co-authored by Raka De & Tanvi Mehta  On the 1st of February 2018, the interim Budget announced by Piyush Goyal saw a 10% hike in...

The Education Budget 2020: More Money, Less Policy Execution?

Authored by Ipsita Mishra "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest" - — Benjamin Franklin. With education being one of the key determinants of a country’s...