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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...

Beyond the Books: Art Education in India

Written by Ipsita Mishra  “What is Art? It is the response of an individual’s creative soul to the call of the real” —Rabindranath Tagore Art figures in...

Can the NITI Aayog’s School Education Quality Index Effectively Evaluate Indian Education?

Written by Avani Airan The NITI Aayog recently introduced a first-of-its-kind School Education Quality Index (SEQI). The index provides a regular review of the quality...

Change-makers in the Classroom: Centring Students in Educational Institutes

Written by Hafsa Maqbool Malik The state of Telangana was created on the 2nd of June, 2014, making it the 29th state of the country....
Private versus public education in Maharashtra

Understanding Maharashtra’s Move to Privatise Education

Researched by Tanvi Mehta Written by Amrita Singh If all goes well, Maharashtra’s private school chains may soon be allowed to introduce their own academic boards....
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No Country for Foreign Students

Co-authored by Amrita Singh & Aakanksha Jadhav Another day, another session of rigorous frisking and mockery in an unknown language. Frederick*, well equipped to enter...
RSS Shakha The Bastion

Locating Sangh Shakhas Amidst a Secular India

Written by Simran Taneja  When translated from Sanskrit, the term shakha (śākhā) means a party, section, faction, school or sect of an ideological group. In...
The Bastion

An Optimistic Fix: The Pitfalls of the Happiness Curriculum in Delhi

Co-created by Kartik Sundar and Jinson George Chako  In what seemed like a recognition of the hectic and stressful nature of the Indian education system,...
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From Streets to Schools | The Bastion x Save the Children

“As the traffic light turns green, the car speeds off, leaving behind a little girl in a yellow dress selling storybooks on the street....