Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

The 21st Century Needs A New Story

The history of civilisation is the history of great stories. Great stories have been told to humans for hundreds of years. For example, the...

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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Citizen Science: Data of the People, by the People, for the People

Last week, something interesting was introduced in the state of Sikkim. A ‘Sunny Weather Lab’ to record information like wind speed, temperature, and rainfall...

What Ed-Tech Looks Like in Rural Maharashtra’s Schools

In a small school in Nashik, Maharashtra, most of the students are drawn towards their coming annual day practice, running around for speakers and...

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...

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...
Is Your Data Use Harming the Environment?

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...

A Reprehensible Republic: Republic TV’s Hollow Coverage of the Abrogation of Article 370

In any healthy democracy, the mainstream media is entrusted with the role of a watchdog, expected to always hold power to account. Unfortunately, much...

DIKSHA: The Long-Awaited Antidote to India’s Education Crisis?

Written by Aparna Ramanujam It’s a blistering afternoon in Tamil Nadu, in July 2019. Inside a school in central Chennai, students run amok-the heat is...

Mediating the Media: Making India’s Children Media Literate

Authored by Ipsita Mishra  The Internet is the main source of information today, with usage climbing across urban and rural areas. Where we get our...