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GDPR

Changing Privacy Policies: The Coming of GDPR

Written by Saisree Subramanian  The past couple of months have seen a flurry of activity at internet companies. Users have been presented with updated terms...
Football VAR

VAR: Does the Scoreline Reflect the Game?

Written by Govind Narayan  The approval and subsequent utilisation of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the 2018 FIFA World Cup caused much furore, given...
Investigating the Logistics of Surveillance in India

Waking the Sleeping Giant: Investigating the Logistics of Surveillance in India

Written by Anupriya Nair A report from the Reuter’s Institute found that at least 55% of English-language news readers in India are afraid of expressing...
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...

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...
Game Based Learning

From Rote to Tech: India’s Path to Ensuring Higher Learning Outcomes

Written by Amrita Singh How would you equally divide 16 oranges between 4 people? This year, the Annual Status of Education Report 2017 (ASER) decided...

Education in Times of COVID: Bringing Social-Emotional Learning to Mobile Education

With the world straddling the COVID-19 pandemic, pre-existing societal issues such as violence, inequity, and poverty have been further magnified. Young children are literally...
School Bus

Wheeling past Digital Literacy’s Potholes in India

Written by Sarah Berry  Innumerous schemes are implemented to ensure that all children have access to quality education. Despite this, the main hindrance to successfully...
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Why Aren’t We Making Hay as the Sun Shines? Moving to Solar Rooftops

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore with inputs from Arnab Chakraborty The view from one of Dwarka’s apartments initially looks like the typical New Delhi skyline. The...
Electric Vehicles India

Electric Vehicles, Clean Indian Lungs: The Reality of the 2020 NEMMP

At the SIAM convention earlier this month, Nitin Gadkari, Union Road Transport Minister, made evident the government’s intention to make a switch to electric...