Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

Is it a Meteor Shower? Is it a Shooting Star? No, It’s Space Debris!

Not only does space debris pose a threat to operating satellites that are vital for communication, security, and commerce, but it can also hurl into the Earth’s atmosphere, damaging lives and property. India is right in the mix of things, but how do we mitigate and manage our space junk?

Building Blockchain Solutions for Social Good

How can blockchain solutions be utilised for social impact projects?

Time For A Change: Does India Need Another Time Zone?

Does it make sense for India to adopt two time zones? How much would this affect the lives of citizens, especially in Northeast India?

India’s Space Aspirations Uncovered: Part 2

Hosted by Sourya Reddy Edited by Manasi Nene  This is the final episode of a two-part series on the Indian space sector, its role in India’s...

People First: Reimagining Design and Technology for Community Healthcare

“What is in it for you? Why are you doing this?” asks one of the Health Navigators (HNs) in Channapatna, the “Toy-City'' of Karnataka,...

Reporting on Tech and Society in India: The Perils and Potentials — Episode 5...

Hosted by Megha Bahree Edited by Manasi Nene  In January 2022, The Wire’s series of articles on the mysterious Tek Fog app sparked a number of...

Tracing Traceability: Why Weakening Encryption Threatens Privacy and Free Speech

Weakening encryption technology has serious implications on privacy and security. What are the workarounds to breaking end-to-end encryption?

The Dark Side of Google’s News Aggregation: A Look at CCI vs Google

The Competition Commission of India is of the opinion that Google has been abusing its dominant position as a news aggregator. How do we ensure that news publishers do not receive the short end of the stick?

Bengaluru’s Tech Parks Need to Stay Open For Its Micro-Economies to Survive

The COVID-19 induced lockdowns severely impacted Tech Parks in Bengaluru and the hundreds of businesses that depend on these parks to survive. What exactly are these impacts, and how have these micro-economies suffered over the last couple of years?

How the Draft Data Protection Bill Bodes Ill For Social Media Platforms and Users

The Draft Data Protection Bill is holding social media platforms hostage by risking their safe harbour protections. It also risks the privacy and freedom of speech that users are entitled to.