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Students First: Using Education as an Electoral Platform

Written by Rizowana Hussaini As the early morning buzz settles in on the narrow alleys of Sangam Vihar, Delhi, uniform-donned students rush inside the gates...

The Art of Academic Discourse: Delving into the EMRS Scheme

Interviewed by Ayush Jain on 11th March 2019This week, The Bastion’s Ayush Jain delved deep into the Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) system. Set...

‘Developing’ Education or Cultural Distancing? Delving into the EMRS Scheme

Written by Ayush JainEver since Independence, the educational indicators of India’s Scheduled Tribe (ST) population have been much lower compared to the rest of...

Plugging the Brain Drain: Revitalising Research in India

Co-authored by Harsh Ghildiyal & Sourya Reddy Being a research scholar in India is anything but easy. For instance, earlier this month, the Central University...

Indian Students’ Silent Hymns: Of Sanskrit Prayers in Secular Schools

Co-authored by Kaushalya Misra & Avantika Bunga    “What is the problem with saying Vande Mataram? We are saying thank you to mother earth? What...

Whose Right is it Anyway? Decoding the Forest Rights Act

Understanding the Context The Supreme Court (SC) has been hearing a batch of petitions (Wildlife First & Ors v. Ministry of Forest and Environment &...

Finding Refuge on the Pitch: Building Futures for Refugees

Written by Sourya Reddy“I don’t remember much; it was about 14 years ago, and I was 7. One day, my parents told my elder...

Same Work, Minimal Pay: Analyzing the Contract Teaching Phenomenon in India

Co-authored by Chetna Kumar and Avantika Bunga  On 17th January 2019, more than 45,000 ‘para-teachers’ in Jharkhand called off their 63-day hunger strike. As per...

What the Frack: Is India Ready for Shale?

Co-authored by Sunalika Singh and Charith Reddy As the third largest consumer of energy in the world, India is far from energy independence; with the...

Namma Metro Effect: Re-imagining Urban Development

Written by Goutham Nijalingappa The Metro rail systems have found huge success as a public transport option in Indian cities. With more than 660 km of...

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