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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.

How Well Can E-Learning Match Up To A Traditional Classroom?

Imagine learning a course from top teachers a continent away, from the comfort of sitting at your home.Today, the Internet has brought about a...
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Data Data Everywhere, Whose is it to Give?

Written by Sourya Reddy & Swagam Dasgupta  It was a bone-dry morning in the middle of May, much like any other summer in Delhi. Although...

Who Needs Consent Anyway? The JPC’s Suggestions Worryingly Expand the Scope of Processing Non-Consensual...

With the Parliamentary Committee's draft Data Protection Bill (DPB), not only can individuals' data be used without their consent (non-consensual), but data that the...
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Rethinking Data Ownership: Should Big Tech Pay Users For Their Data?

By Atri Mukherjee  After a long day of work, you log on to Facebook or Instagram to catch up with trends within your digital circles....

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?

Making a Case for a ‘Goldilocks’ Regulation of the Ed-Tech Sector

As per a 2020 report by the Omidyar Network, the K-12 ed-tech-addressable market in India is projected to be worth $1.7 billion (USD) by...

Why Subjectivity is Essential for the Media’s Objectivity

Researched and written by Aarathi Ganesan "It was hard to paint the world and men and, at the same time, to live with them.” ─Albert Camus,...

As We May Teach: The Neuroscience Behind Technology-Based Learning

This article is the second instalment of Aparna Ramanujam's two-part series 'As We May Teach' which evaluates the privacy concerns and cognitive learning aspects...
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Building an Entrepreneurial India with Ramanathan Ramanan (Part II)

Edited by Malavika VN  In Part 1 of this series, R. Ramanan, Mission Director of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Niti Aayog, spoke about the...