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Do Children in Preschool Ever Actually Play “Freely”?

One could say that the “all-work-and-no-play-makes-Jack-a-dull-boy” proverb has been butchered out of context many-a-time. While adults — especially those now overworked from home —...

Amidst COVID-19, Who is Watching Over Children’s Data on Ed-Tech Platforms?

As Indian students continue to depend on ed-tech platforms to learn for the foreseeable future, we also need to also think about how we’re protecting their digital and personal safety. Are ed-tech companies themselves responsibly using and protecting children’s data? How is the Indian state monitoring their protection of children’s data? Are our Internet laws strong enough to protect a child’s right to privacy online? We answer all these questions and more, in this month’s On the Fence.

What We Should Talk About When We Talk About Akshaya Patra

Co-authored by Evita Rodrigues and Shantanu Kishwar  A recent article by The Hindu has triggered controversy surrounding the Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF), particularly regarding their...

From Streets to Schools

“I think we have failed our children. We will have to be kind to them, we have to reach out to them. The country...

Intezaar: Ibrahim Ansari’s Story | From Streets to Schools

For the better part of a month, The Bastion Staff travelled to different cities and met so many kids who live off the streets....