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.

Politics Of, By, and For the People: Developing Democracy in 21st Century India

I want you to meet Razia. A 10-year-old girl born in the village of Nayabans, in Uttar Pradesh. She belongs to a Dalit-Muslim family....

The Perils of Being Queer in Indian Schools

“From being an outspoken frontbencher in class, the constant bullying and unwarranted attention made me isolated and quiet. I began sitting right at the...

From Bans to Monitoring, Why Are Schools Policing Teenagers’ Social Media Activity?

From Twitter to Tik Tok, social media has become an integral platform for students’ lives, be it for social, political, or educational reasons. As...

Indian Textbooks Need to Account for Minority Identities Better

Among the various tools used within a classroom, school textbooks play a significant role in shaping children’s worldview. Yet, are school textbooks inclusive of...

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...

Of Empathy in Education: Interventions in a Juvenile Home in Gujarat

The Right to Education Act of 2009 constitutionally grants every child between the ages of 6 and 14 with a right to avail free...

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...

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...

The Bastion Dialogues: Anil Pradhan

Anil Pradhan (AP) is the founder of the International Public School for Rural Innovation (IPSFRI), an initiative started in 2015 to educate Odisha’s under-privileged...

What the Humanities Can Teach Us During a Pandemic

Epidemics and pandemics are humanitarian crises and hence the subject of the Humanities, as much as they are the subjects of biomedical situations, biologists,...