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.

Financial Literacy Students

How Can Our Schools Create More Financially Literate Citizens?

As another financial year comes to a close and a controversial exam season begins, ask yourselves this: isn’t it ironic that we teach our...

How Can Curricula Be Designed to Meet the Needs of India’s Students?

This is the second instalment of a two-part series on how and why our textbooks fail to meet the lofty ambitions set by national...
Swachh Bharat Internship The Bastion

Can the Swacch Bharat Summer Internship Pave the Way for Community Service in Indian...

Co-authored by Simran Taneja and Charith Reddy  Let us rewind to four years ago when a fresh-faced Narendra Modi called upon all citizens to dedicate...
The Letter of the Law: For the People and Of the People?

The Letter of the Law: For the People and Of the People?

Co-authored Avantika Bunga and Swini Khara "The summum bonum of the aforesaid discussion is that all the aforesaid material which existed before the learned Executing...
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...

Inclusion of the Margins – Primary and Secondary Education for the Disabled in India

  In 1995, the Indian legislature passed the Persons with Disabilities Act (PwD), ushering in a new conception of institutional support for children with disabilities....

Nurturing Sensitivity in Students: The Dearth of Mental Health Education in India

Co-authored by Gopika Kumaran & Avantika Bunga  10% of India’s population suffers from Common Mental Disorders (CMDs) which include depression, anxiety and substance abuse, according...

5 Reasons Why Ed-tech Cannot be the ‘New Normal’ for a Majority of Indian...

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Education in Times of COVID: The ‘Nook’ Model for Designing Your Own Learning

As I write these lines in my home office, India is under an unprecedented lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis. Shopping malls and cinemas...

May the Pop be With You! Integrating Popular Culture in Indian Classrooms

“Koi mujhko ye bataaye, Kyun ye doori aur majboori? Iss duniya ki kya story, Kiske haath mein kiski dori?” Some of you might have already started humming along....