Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

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...
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Why Aren’t We Making Hay as the Sun Shines? Moving to Solar Rooftops

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore with inputs from Arnab Chakraborty The view from one of Dwarka’s apartments initially looks like the typical New Delhi skyline. The...