Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

Customers Are Central to the Gig Economy. Will We Use Our Voice to Fight...

It is all-too-convenient to ignore the fact that the little brightly-coloured delivery executive icon riding through the map on our mobile screens is actually a human being who deserves respectable working conditions, at the very least.

The Murky Waters of Kerala’s Knowledge Economy Mission

For employment platforms like the Kerala Knowledge Economy Mission to cater to Kerala’s unemployed, they require nuanced engagement at the design stage.
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Riding the EV Wave: Challenges to the New Two-Wheeler Revolution

How can India realise its E-two wheeler dreams? Nilay Chandra, Director of Marketing and Charging Infrastructure at Ather Energy explains
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Do You Really Need Faster Deliveries?

Why have Food Delivery Executives been protesting for the better part of a year? What goes on in the background of companies like Swiggy and Zomato? What can be done to address these issues?

Can India’s 2023 G20 Presidency Stitch Together A Fragmented Global Digital Landscape?

India is set to assume the G20 Presidency in 2023: it can use this position to balance national interests and promote global trust and capacity building.

Welcome to Clubhouse, Where Everyone is Free: Is the App Really A Bastion of...

In India, is Clubhouse the Utopian melting pot of ideas and speech it seems to be in other parts of the world? We spoke to six young, urban, English-speaking Indian professionals to find out.

Protecting Our Children on Social Media: The Personal Data Protection Bill Needs to Reconsider...

India’s legal approach to protecting children’s data online could have impact children’s privacy and security, and progressive data legislation as well.
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To Unlock the Potential of Open Government Data, India Needs New, Comprehensive Legislation

Almost a decade after the launch of India’s Open [Government] Data initiative, the program remains constrained and has not lived up to its potential. Its deficiencies stem largely from the discretionary nature of the nation’s Open Data policy.

The Story of CoWIN: How A Vaccination Strategy for Digital India Failed to Bridge...

Why was a wholly digital platform like CoWIN—one that is largely accessible to the technology-owning elite—used for mass vaccine registration?
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Restoration of Internet Triggers Efflorescence of Online Startups in Kashmir

Kashmir’s startups are a case study of resilience for the ages. Imagine running a tech-based company wherein neither you nor your customers can access the internet for 18 months. Bred in turmoil, they offer hope to entrepreneurial communities and job-seeking locals.