Reaching for the stars

If minister of state for communications and IT, Sachin Pilot, is to be believed, India will be a fully wired country pretty soon. The minister says that the Rs.17,000 crore ($3.5 billion) in the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) will be utilised to connect...

‘Radio panchayat’, whazzat?

The Hindu reports: “Radio panchayat”, a new programme that will broadcast the progress of development projects taken up in gram panchayats, was launched at Maragodu village in Madikeri taluk in Kodagu. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30 p.m. to 7.50 p.m....

India’s share of Wikipedia

The vast majority of the urban educated in India have a fair knowledge of English. Therefore, when Wikipedia lists 13,23,383 articles written in English, some of those can claim to have authorship from India. But a language such as Tamil, with multi-national presence,...

Technologies for change

The eradication of disease, malnutrition, pollution, and illiteracy — real concern in much of the world, including the “developed” one, can be achieved by using appropriate technology. The Stanford Social Innovation Review list 10 such technology...

More classrooms and teachers plz

India rejects One Laptop Per Child India has decided against getting involved in Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop Per Child scheme – which aims to provide kids in developing countries with a simple $100 machine.… but Nigeria is to go ahead with...