Education is key to building a responsible and empowered nation

By Manasi Susarla* India has always been a patriarchal, feudalistic society, and even now, it is. There are certain societal and cultural norms, so deeply rooted in our culture, that a shift in mindset for the better is extremely slow, and sometimes, even close to impossible. Even today, in the 21st century, we see oppression … Continue reading Education is key to building a responsible and empowered nation

Covid-19: How digital division was unveiled during the pandemic in India

By Dhruv Pachauri* Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, while getting acquainted with new digital modes of learning, it suddenly struck me hard on listening to the plight of a 15-year-old girl, living in a semi-urban area of India and struggling to learn from Zoom classes on the single smartphone of the family being shared between her … Continue reading Covid-19: How digital division was unveiled during the pandemic in India

Right to Education: A journey towards inclusive learning

By Adapa Akhil* "Education for all" is an ideology that seeded into the minds of the country's early leaders seven decades ago when the constitution came into existence. Literacy was a necessary prerequisite in achieving democracy, mainly to propagate the importance of vote and to prevent any manipulation by political parties. On a macro level, … Continue reading Right to Education: A journey towards inclusive learning

Unique initiative seeking to implement New Education Policy better

By Dr. Rashmin Deshmukh* The new National Education Policy (NEP) – 2020 has raised lot of hopes among countrymen in general, and people connected with education, in particular, about the far reaching changes in education envisaged in the policy. The policy mentions in the beginning itself a clear aim for India to have an education … Continue reading Unique initiative seeking to implement New Education Policy better

High-hanging fruits of NEP: Excessive stress on outcomes deprives focus on inputs

By Archit Taluka* Education is the thin yet important line that stands between ignorance and confidence, between an uncertain and painful life and a promising one. Unarguably, education has been unanimously viewed as a basic necessity for one to lead a dignified life and hence, has been rightfully held as a fundamental right in the … Continue reading High-hanging fruits of NEP: Excessive stress on outcomes deprives focus on inputs

Reach the unreachable: 23-day-long India Gets Reading Campaign amidst pandemic

By Sanjay Singh The International Literacy Day, September 8, saw the culmination of a 23-day-long India Gets Reading Campaign during the educational crisis brought on by the pandemic. With its outbreak in India, schools screeched to a halt; there was no time to think how to tweak the school curriculum or how to make it … Continue reading Reach the unreachable: 23-day-long India Gets Reading Campaign amidst pandemic

Online education and knowledge work amidst intensified alienation triggered by Covid-19 crisis

By Pritha Chandra* During Covid-19 times, the ‘social distancing’ catchphrase has invaded every aspect of our lives. Public space has been fragmented into individualized, quarantined units, intensifying social relations as aggregates of their discretized interactions. Unlike other pandemics of yesteryears, Covid-19 has given a tremendous push to technology to secure social distancing. In the field … Continue reading Online education and knowledge work amidst intensified alienation triggered by Covid-19 crisis