Digital India: From e-Governance to mobile-Governance

A digitally-connected India will be a wealthy, and a robustly democratic country: can stand taller than its communist neighbour which stifles its citizens with filtered (censored) information. India’s GDP, and other indices may not be at par with China but Indians have the fundamental right: express. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a digital visionary: he…

Driving India Digitally: The Wide Web of M-governance

Over the past two decades, lines between the real and the virtual worlds have blurred at an unprecedented rate. With a number of goods and services ranging from fashion and lifestyle, doorstep grocery, food ordering and more, internet and networking have transitioned from being a luxury to an absolute necessity. This paradigm shift has caused…

Digital India, a big catalyst of change

Of all the initiatives announced by the Centre, the Digital India programme is the most ambitious, with the power to transform the lives of people as never before. The communication revolution has changed people’s lives but its possibilities have not been harnessed fully to give them easy access to public utilities, to provide services and…

Men ahead in access to digital tech: Survey

MP government may be going great guns to promote female welfare schemes like Ladli Laxmi and Beti Bachao. But when it comes to access to digital technology, women in the state are far behind their male counterparts with only 20% and 12% rural women using mobile phones and Internet, respectively. Technology is still not only…

India’s Leader Maps Out a More Robust Digital Future

Standing alongside some of the titans of Indian industry and senior ministers in his Cabinet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the start of a “Digital India week” at a packed stadium in the capital this past week, highlighting his government’s push for greater Internet connectivity and services for more of the country’s people and a…

First person in Maharashtra convicted under IT Act

Maharashtra yesterday saw its first conviction for a cyber crime under the Information Technology Act. The Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Friday convicted a man for continuously sending vulgar pictures to a woman he had met on a social networking website in 2009. The accused has been identified as Yogesh Prabhu, who was sentenced to three…