Tag Archives: Indian

Book Review: How Technology Transformed Indian Media and Politics

The media is pervasively present in our lives as we watch TV, read newspapers and share posts on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. Most of us, however, know little about how the media industry is structured, how that effects its content, affects our sensibilities and impacts India’s democracy. For media consumers in an era of a hyper-visible media and a mediatized ... Read More »

Last Day of Amazon Great Indian Sale: 15 gadgets available at 70% discount or more

1 / 16 Last Day of Amazon Great Indian Sale: 15 gadgets available at 70% discount or more Today is the last day of Amazon’s Great Indian sale. The four-day sale started on January 20. This may be your last chance to get best discounts from Amazon from various categories including electronics, smartphones, mobile accessories, laptops and more. Here is a list of 15 ... Read More »

Facebook to Train 60,000 Indian Women on Internet Safety

Facebook on Wednesday said it entered into a partnership with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch a digital literacy programme aimed at training 60,000 women in universities across India on safe use of the Internet, social media and email in a year. Launched in collaboration with Cyber Peace Foundation, the pilot programme will enable trainees to differentiate between credible and ... Read More »

Facebook Privacy Review Now Available in 11 Indian Languages; Privacy Info to Become More Transparent

HIGHLIGHTS The update will be available on the Facebook for Android app This comes in the wake of GDPR implementation in Europe Users will see the developments in the coming weeks Facebook on Friday announced that it is rolling out privacy review in 11 Indian languages, starting with Facebook for Android users in the country. This comes in the wake of the company’s ... Read More »

AC for Indian bikers : BluSnap helmet cooler customer review

AptEner Technologies, a Bangalore-based start up is now selling the BluSnap, a helmet cooler that can fit any full face helmet. This cooler is meant to keep motorcycle riders comfortable, especially in hot weather during city traffic crawls. Here’s the first customer video review of the BluSnap. Watch how the helmet cooler fares in humid conditions of Mumbai, where it ... Read More »

Lenovo eyes ‘dynamic’ Indian market for its gaming portfolio

Lenovo has already launched Legion Y520 and Y720 gaming laptops. (Lenovo) Lenovo is looking at the Indian market to push its PC gaming brand Legion. The company says it is banking on the country’s “dynamic” market and a sizeable population, which is interested in high-end gaming devices. “India’s population is so big you do not need many people to get ... Read More »

Number of Indian students in UK on the rise: Envoy

Kolkata British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said on Thursday that the number of Indian students in the UK was picking up after going through a decline in the last few years. He added that there was no attempt by the UK government to hold back foreign students willing to pursue university education in their country. “There was a decline ... Read More »

How Indian education companies tanked due to unsustainable business models

Debt-heavy business models slammed a variety of education companies Image: Shutterstock Shantanu Prakash was flying high in 2009. The founder and chairman of education tech firm Educomp Solutions debuted on the Forbes India Rich List that year with a net worth of $920 million. Eight years later, he’s barely worth $10 million and the company is in a shambles. Prakash, 52, is ... Read More »

Dear Dr Kasturirangan, Reforming Indian Education Is Not As Tough As It Looks

Dear Dr Kasturirangan, As the former chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), I’m sure you are no stranger to shouldering big responsibilities. Even then, your current responsibility, as the head of the panel to draft the National Education Policy, perhaps dwarfs everything else. Because it has the power to transform India. It is much easier to improve the position ... Read More »

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is here, but the Indian Apps Just Don’t Seem Ready

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has finally launched the Fire TV Stick in India The launch was accompanied by a large number of Indian apps Most of these offer a poor experience on the television screen On Wednesday, Amazon launched its Fire TV Stick in India, priced at Rs. 3,999 (there’s a Rs. 499 cashback for Prime members), which means that for the first time since ... Read More »