Syllabus and Pedagogy

The politics in structuring the education system; the politicisation of syllabi and exploring the knock-on effects of the diversification of syllabi.

Learning By Doing: How Project Based Learning Can Transform Our Education System

A new B-school graduate finds himself on his first day at work as an analyst in an investment bank. He is facing a spreadsheet...

Viva la Educación: Educating for Democracy

Authored by Upasna Sachdeva  As student protests boil over the country, I am reminded of the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” For...
India school street children

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....

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...

What Ed-Tech Looks Like in Rural Maharashtra’s Schools

In a small school in Nashik, Maharashtra, most of the students are drawn towards their coming annual day practice, running around for speakers and...

The National Education Policy 2020: Getting It Done!

After years of waiting, the National Education Policy (NEP) of 2020 was finally approved by the Union Cabinet on the 28th of July, resulting...

Sex Education: The Missing Piece in the Sexual Health and Literacy Puzzle

Our educational system teaches us exactly how to remember the definition of gravity and how to locate places on topographical maps. It teaches us...
Teachers Protest Jharkhand

Same Work, Minimal Pay: Analyzing the Contract Teaching Phenomenon in India

Co-authored by Chetna Kumar and Avantika Bunga   On 17th January 2019, more than 45,000 ‘para-teachers’ in Jharkhand called off their 63-day hunger strike. As per...
India medical

Nowhere Close to Ideal: Scrutinising NEET

Co-authored by Shraddha Tripathi & P. Charith Reddy  A 2017 WHO report revealed that the current doctor-population ratio of India to be 0.62:1000 as against...

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...