Tharoor’s Net stock

The setting up of supporttharoor.org is the democratic right of either Sebastian Fuhrmann or his employers, especially if they are sitting in far-off Germany. It also seems to be fulfilling a need of those who actually think that “an educated, world-renowned,...

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...

ESRI ArcGIS mapping API

I’ve never got an opportunity to work on GIS but have felt that there are many innovative  possibilities for news, even if it is just about interactive maps. Here’s another API to use:...

RIM, BlackBerry and the government

This report by Lewis Page (Indian gov: Let us into BlackBerry or we’ll shut you down) slips in a contradiction in a rather matter-of-fact. If “Western governments are widely believed to enjoy such access”, then how can the Indian...

Abby for Indiatimes

I get this a lot: “[T]he younger internet generation in India, people who expect dynamism not just in content.” Indiatimes wins Abby Silver A lot of people in important places assume that young Indians are aggressive, lecherous and like muck. One hopes...