From agriculture fields to operating computers

After having worked as a labourer at a construction site and in agriculture fields, life of two girls from a rural area in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh took a major turn when a common service centre owner and software professional Tanuja Raichuria picked them up to work for an e-governance project at Common Service Center…

Tech Savvy PM Narendra Modi Steps Up His Digital Presence, Launches Mobile App For M-Governance

There were days when people used to write to ministers talking about their grievances and were responded back which later faded. Now, our tech-savvy Prime Minister is bringing those old times back by ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’. Previous governments have tried incorporating e-governance but all they could manage was hollow promises which were never fructified.…

The Master Wordsmith

He says his characters sometimes surprise him, exert influence, like  the created binding the creator. Unassuming and gentle Amitav Ghosh on Thursday spoke about how history fascinated him, how relating everything to Vedas could distort their  original spirit and how the state was incapable of ensuring freedom of  expression. The prolific author was in the…

YouTube launches eyewitness video ‘newswire’

YouTube announced plans on Thursday for a “newswire” of eyewitness videos and a separate project on videos related to social justice and human rights. In partnership with the social news group Storyful, the YouTube Newswire will be “a curated feed of the most newsworthy eyewitness videos of the day, which have been verified by Storyful’s…

A free press

D’Ocracy D.E.M., beloved husband of T.Ruth, loving father of L.I.Bertie, brother of Faith, Hope, Justice, expired on June 26”, read an obituary in The Times of India’s Bombay edition. It was late (very late) June, 1975. A few nights before, late on 25 June, a few minutes before midnight, President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed imposed a…