Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

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.

For Digital Governance Solutions to Reach the Marginalised, Working With Offline Intermediaries Is Key

It is vital to examine the design and deployment of digital governance mechanisms in India through the lens of inclusion.

The Obstacles on the Path to Accurate Monsoon Forecasting

As technical as the science may be, its accuracy—or the lack thereof—directly impacts Indians, many of whom take important livelihood decisions based on this data.

The Struggles of Registering for COVID-19 Vaccines in Delhi’s Yamuna Khadar

The technological barrier CoWin erects while registering for COVID-19 vaccines could be counterproductive to the Centre’s goal of universal immunisation.

How Can Our Government-Run MOOCs Be Better?

With the onset of the second wave across India, Massive Online Open Courses will continue to be a light in the dark for stay-at-home learners. But how many government-run MOOCS do you even know of?