Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

Our Radio, Our Voices: Bundelkhand’s Community Radio offers Climate Solutions

On 25 March, as a preventive step to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, India was put under a complete lockdown. As inter-state public...

The Laws of the Land of Social Media

While the 2021 IT Rules attempt to regulate the harms of social media, they will also place disproportionate regulatory power in the government's hands.

The Rise of Emotiveillance? Emotion AI and Ed-tech in India

A famous (and controversial) experiment in 1976 by Ekman and Friesen tried to study the facial expressions of individuals in response to certain stimuli....

Can Gamifying Education Improve Learning Behaviour?

Growing up, I was a fairly intelligent child who enjoyed studying social sciences and English. I performed decently in Mathematics too, but my efforts...

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...
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Technically Speaking, Where Is India’s Public Wifi?

Edited by Malavika VN Three years ago, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, more commonly known as TRAI, designed a unique framework for Public Wifi...

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...

As We May Teach: Where Does All the Ed-Tech Data Go?

This article is the first instalment of Aparna Ramanujam's two-part series 'As We May Teach' which evaluates the privacy concerns and cognitive learning aspects of...

Building (Anti)trust: Can Competition Law Protect Us From Big Tech’s Harms?

Competition law has been in the news recently. After over a year-long investigation, the US Justice Department finally filed a much-anticipated lawsuit against Google...

Femtech Says It’s Empowering Women, but Is It Commodifying Them Too?

The concept of ‘Femtech’—or technology “which addresses women's biological needs”—is so interlinked with the women’s health apps, that the term itself is credited to...