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Classical Languages in the NEP: Reviving the Humanities for Humanity’s Sake?

Written by Shreyasi Rao  On the 31st of May 2019, the HRD Ministry released the revised draft National Education Policy (NEP). Within hours of its...

The Art of Academic Discourse: Delving into the EMRS Scheme

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

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...

An Optimistic Fix: The Pitfalls of the Happiness Curriculum in Delhi

Co-created by Kartik Sundar and Jinson George Chako  In what seemed like a recognition of the hectic and stressful nature of the Indian education system,...

Rewriting the National Education Policy: Shortcomings and Solutions

Written by Tanvi Mehta  ‘There is a need for value education, experiential learning, practical knowledge, life skill education and physical education. But where is the...

The Pink and Blue Divide: Rethinking Children’s Textbooks in a Post...

Co-authored by Ayushi Ghosh and Kartik Sundar  The striking down of a controversial 158-year old provision of Section 377 to decriminalize non-procreative relationships was a...

The Saga of Film Education: Raising Cinema to be Respectable

Written by K. Hariharan  Cinema in the 20th century was the most dominant form of popular culture across the world. Simultaneously, it was considered the...

Nurturing Sensitivity in Students: The Dearth of Mental Health Education in...

Co-authored by Gopika Kumaran & Avantika Bunga  10% of India’s population suffers from Common Mental Disorders (CMDs) which include depression, anxiety and substance abuse, according...

A Tale of Two Histories: Where Is the Northeast in Our...

Co-authored by Haya Wakil and Aarathi Ganesan  Most Indian citizens can wax eloquent on India’s’ ancient dynasties and kingdoms, its freedom fighters and perhaps even...

Can the Swacch Bharat Summer Internship Pave the Way for Community...

Co-authored by Simran Taneja and Charith Reddy  Let us rewind to four years ago when a fresh-faced Narendra Modi called upon all citizens to dedicate...

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