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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...

Situating the Madrasa in Modern India: Is Reform Around the Corner?

Written by Avantika Bunga, Gopika Kumaran & Shreyasi Rao  The Indian State’s fraught history of ensuring primary education for marginalized communities has made madrasas viable...
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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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Parth Shah

Parth J. Shah (PS), Founder and Chairman of the Centre for Civil Society and the Director of the Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP),...
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...

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...

‘Developing’ Education or Cultural Distancing? Delving into the EMRS Scheme

Written by Ayush Jain Ever since Independence, the educational indicators of India’s Scheduled Tribe (ST) population have been much lower compared to the rest of...
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Plugging the Brain Drain: Revitalising Research in India

Co-authored by Harsh Ghildiyal & Sourya Reddy  Being a research scholar in India is anything but easy. For instance, earlier this month, the Central University...
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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...

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...

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