Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

Making a Case for a ‘Goldilocks’ Regulation of the Ed-Tech Sector

As per a 2020 report by the Omidyar Network, the K-12 ed-tech-addressable market in India is projected to be worth $1.7 billion (USD) by...

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...
MOOCs

‘Open’ for Business: The Growth of Massive Online Open Courses in India

Co-authored by Aarathi Ganesan and Aditya Vikram By virtue of her burgeoning population and proactive Right to Education policy, India is home to around 310...
Sports Tech

Making India Great: The Urgent Need for Sports Technology

Co-authored by Aditya Vikram and Tanay Gokhale  It doesn’t take an ardent sports fan to notice that technology has insidiously impacted the way we view,...

How Well Can E-Learning Match Up To A Traditional Classroom?

Imagine learning a course from top teachers a continent away, from the comfort of sitting at your home.Today, the Internet has brought about a...

Beyond Pegasus: The Story of State Surveillance in India

Not every citizen or institution is surveilled in the same manner, or for the same reasons. Categorising government surveillance into ‘Big Fish’, ‘Small Fish’, and ‘Dark Modes’ outlines how each type of surveillance seriously damages India's democracy.

From Moodle to Canvas: Red Flags in India’s Learning Management Systems

In a recent incident at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), students complained of harassment by proctors after their exams were conducted online...

Mediating the Media: Making India’s Children Media Literate

Authored by Ipsita Mishra  The Internet is the main source of information today, with usage climbing across urban and rural areas. Where we get our...
The Risky Business of Large Hydropower Dams | The Bastion

The Risky Business of Large Hydropower Dams

On 23 April 2020, the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC)—the panel under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change that approves forest clearance for...

The Laws of the Land of Social Media

While the 2021 IT Rules attempt to regulate the harms of social media, they will also place disproportionate regulatory power in the government's hands.