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    All Park and No Play

    Written by Vaishnavi Rathore It was almost midnight when Rahul Lau suddenly woke up in his home in South-West Delhi's Vikaspuri. Loud music blared from the DJ in the park opposite to his residence, causing vibrations of such intensity that doors, windows, and shelves began to shake too. He called the police to lodge an official complaint and then attempted to sleep again. For Vikaspuri's residents, this is now a...

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    (Don't) Get Smart: How Schools and Education Policies Are Failing The Growing Brain

    This is the first instalment of a two-part series by Aparna Ramanujam on how incorporating findings from developmental neuroscience into Indian education policies can help improve children's performances at school. | Featured image courtesy of dierk schaefer (CC BY 2.0) Sanjay* is a 10-year-old boy from a slum in Central Chennai. Sanjay's parents...

    • 5 days ago
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    Archiving Resistance: The Women Leading the Anti-CAA-NRC Protests

    Crowdsourced by Evita Rodrigues Evita Rodrigues | Panjim Church, Goa | 22nd December 2019 Pinjra Tod | Assam Bhavan, Delhi | 23rd December 2019 Nakiya Kar | Thane, Mumbai | 22nd December 2019 Lydia Jayakumar | Jantar Mantar | 19th December 2019 Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi | 13th December 2019 Vartika Rastogi | Azad Maidan, Mumbai | 19th December 2019 Pinjra Tod (via...

    • 7 days ago
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    The Women Leading the Anti-CAA-NRC Protests

    Written by Evita Rodrigues | Featured image by Evita Rodrigues, taken at the Shaheen Bagh protests on January 12th, 2020. Interested in more visuals of the women leading the protests? Click here to view our digital archive of the anti-CAA-NRC protests, which will be updated on a weekly basis. If you have pictures you'd like to add, send them in to editorial@thebastion.co.in Seen together with...

    • 7 days ago
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    Clicking, Waiting, Praying: The making of the techno-scientific professional priest

    This article is the second in a series by Krishna Akhil on the efforts of companies to enable Hindu devotees to have access to ritual services via the internet. As entrepreneurs over the years began experimenting with ways to combine the internet, business, and religion, they generated investor interest in both the 'puja by proxy' and the 'uber...

    • a week ago
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    Change-makers in the Classroom: Centring Students in Educational Institutes

    Written by Hafsa Maqbool Malik The state of Telangana was created on the 2 nd of June, 2014, making it the 29 th state of the country . It inherited an education system that it claims to have improved since then, with the help of schemes like Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan. The government states that it has been providing adequate teaching and non-teaching staff...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Of Monsters and Men: JNU v/s the Anti-national State

    Written by Sourya Reddy The day is like what've come to expect of any other in Delhi: filled with unease and tension over where the next lathi will land. At precisely 4:33 pm, my phone starts buzzing. News starts trickling in from JNU that people are roaming around with lathi s and iron rods just outside the campus gates. At this point, I remained still. Nobody had any photos or...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Why The Superhero vs Scorsese Episode Is Actually About Co-Existence in Cinema

    "But that's not cinema." When Martin Scorsese uttered these four words, he probably didn't know he was entering the volatile ring of millennial outrage, a place where, hilariously, very little is considered inoffensive. The legendary filmmaker who has influenced generations of people with films like Taxi Driver , Goodfellas , Hugo , and...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Clicking, Waiting, Praying: The Mantras of Hindu Tech Startups

    Written by Krishna Akhil "Software is eating the world" is the tagline of the prominent Silicon Valley investment firm Andreesen Horowitz . Trite and techno-deterministic as it may sound, there is much to say about the particularities of how technologies like the internet change hitherto offline social relationships. Of relevance to India's story are groups of...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Is Your Data Use Harming the Environment?

    Written by Vaishnavi Rathore After booking my train ticket online, I received a confirmation in my email inbox. The ticket ended with "Please don't print this ticket unless extremely necessary." This got me thinking about every time I used the ATM, which asked me if I wanted a receipt, or if I preferred to 'go green' and not print. An online transaction, whether it is paying...

    • 2 weeks ago

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