Lockdowns and COVID-19 policies within the Protected Areas that Van Gujjars inhabit during the summer have diminished their autonomy over their livelihood.
State marginalisation of nomadic pastoralists is felt by two Himalayan communities—the Bakarwals of Jammu & Kashmir, & the Van Gujjars of Uttarakhand.
Why was a wholly digital platform like CoWIN—one that is largely accessible to the technology-owning elite—used for mass vaccine registration?
It is vital to examine the design and deployment of digital governance mechanisms in India through the lens of inclusion.
While online learning has its own exclusionary faults, it also reclaims students' rights to movement and action, taken from them by physical classrooms.
The cost of vaccination seems to be too high for many; convincing these women can have multiplying effects on India’s drive to universally immunize.
As Pune’s boundaries become more fluid, ‘Puneris’—a historically nuanced descriptor that includes migrant groups—are diversifying too.
Students across Maharashtra are suffering from acute learning losses, policy reforms addressing the worries of their parents and teachers are needed.
Targeted policy reforms needed to support the online learning of 79 million students in India’s Affordable Private Schools.