Tag: Technology and Society

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,...

Who Needs Consent Anyway? The JPC’s Suggestions Worryingly Expand the Scope...

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...

What Do Web3 Developers Have To Say on India’s Ambiguous Cryptocurrency...

Indian web3 developers can do much for India’s cryptocurrency ecosystem, provided they are in an enabling environment.

E-Governance and its Discontents: The Traps of Tech Revolutions in Stratified...

Governments' efforts to erect new systems of e-governance must not come at the cost of peoples’ capacities to access governance itself.

Digitalizing India’s Judiciary: COVID-19’s Silver Lining

A hybrid model of offline and online proceedings as envisaged in Phase III of the E-Courts project is most suitable for India's judicial system.

Welcome to Clubhouse, Where Everyone is Free: Is the App Really...

In India, is Clubhouse the Utopian melting pot of ideas and speech it seems to be in other parts of the world? We spoke to six young, urban, English-speaking Indian professionals to find out.

Restoration of Internet Triggers Efflorescence of Online Startups in Kashmir

Kashmir’s startups are a case study of resilience for the ages. Imagine running a tech-based company wherein neither you nor your customers can access the internet for 18 months. Bred in turmoil, they offer hope to entrepreneurial communities and job-seeking locals.

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?

The Regulatory Regime for Digital News Media in India — The...

Do the 2021 IT Rules actually emerge from a policy need? What types of risks do they pose to the fundamental rights of users and the freedom of our digital news ecosystem?

Technically Speaking, How Important is the PDP Bill for India? with...

Hosted by Sourya Reddy  Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal The Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP), 2019, was tabled in the Parliament in the winter session of 2019....