The CBI raids on NDTV owner Prannoy Roy are designed for multiple objectives. At a surface level, they are meant to intimidate the press. But, at a deeper level, they also seek to heighten the social and ideological momentum on which much of this government hopes to thrive.
The emergency I want to talk about is the rise of a vigorous ethnic nationalism in Europe and America. This nationalism makes skillful use of online tools, tools that we believed inherently promoted freedom, to advance an authoritarian agenda.
I am answering the questions raised by Ritesh Dwivedy on YourStory called 5 questions for the anti-Aadhaar brigade. It’s also available on UIDAI website . Readers may want to read that first. Also everyone is welcome to share or republish my answers under CCBYSA.
In November 1968, deeply influenced by the Naxalbari incident in West Bengal, a group of revolutionaries in Kerala attacked two police stations in north Kerala which historically came to be known as the Thalassery-Pulpally attacks.
ನನಗೆ ಬಾಲ್ಯದ ತುಂಬಾ ನೆನಪಿಗೆ ಬರುವ ಅಮ್ಮನ ಸಂಗತಿಗಳು ಅಂದರೆ ಶಾಲೆ. ನನ್ನ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲ ನನ್ನಮ್ಮನ ಶಾಲೆ.
How many times have you put down your name and number in a visitor’s book after making a purchase in a store? And filled in all your life’s details — from birth date to marital status — while registering on an ecommerce site or some delivery app? Next time you are asked to do that, step bac
There are several conflicting accounts of precisely what transpired when senior advocate Shyam Divan made a request late in March for an early hearing of a batch of petitions that question the validity of the unique identification scheme, implemented through the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financ
Megan Jaegerman produced some of the best news graphics ever while working at The New York Times from 1990 to 1998. Her work is smart, finely detailed, elegant, witty, inventive, informative. A fierce researcher and reporter, she writes gracefully and precisely.
On November 20, less than two weeks after Donald Trump’s upset win, Bernie Sanders strode onto a stage at Boston’s Berklee Performance Center to give the sold-out audience his thoughts on what had gone so disastrously wrong for the Democratic Party. Sanders had a simple answer.
ಮಾಹಿತಿ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನವನ್ನು ಆಡಳಿತಕ್ಕೆ ಬಳಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಪರಿಕಲ್ಪನೆ ಹುಟ್ಟಿದಂದಿನಿಂದ ಇಂದಿನ ತನಕವೂ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಸರ್ಕಾರಗಳ ಘೋಷಣೆಯೂ ಒಂ
Politicians behave like politicians. That’s a given. Most of them talk rubbish and act foolish most of the time, and come to their senses only when there is an opportunity to grab a few extra votes.
I was born in Lucknow and grew up in Bareilly and so, there is no doubt about my perfect UP roots. I did choose to leave UP, as I had enough of eve-teasing and living in the constant fear of my safety.
(This op-ed was originally published on Global Policy, Mar 2017. The team at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) offered a lot of help from shaping the structure to editing the language. Special thanks to Joel, Mirko and Maddie.)
A problem beyond India’s low doctor-to-patient ratio is the distribution of those doctors. Most, particularly specialists, congregate in bigger cities and get seen by patients in the surrounding areas.
Nomie is a simple and usable tracker. What makes it better is it doesn’t have artificial restrictions, doesn’t lock you down, its private, customizable and has great API support if you are a DIY kind of Quantified Self practitioner. But none of these matter if the app is not usable or useful.