Technology

What is Big Data?

Most companies are exploring ways and means to streamline the information that is available to them. And Big Data is trending big time these days. So what then is Big Data? Sreelata tells us about it, exclusively in Different Truths. Today businesses, on a day to day basis, are swamped with enormous amount of data. […]

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Udta Punjab: Rising like a Phoenix from its Fractured Past!

Punjab had won it’s its statehood some years after India’s Independence but this had not entirely satisfied the Sikh majority. The Green Revolution of the sixties had given the Jat Sikhs and the landowners the first taste of rapid growth and modernisation. A small but important section had climbed up the social ladder and soon spread out to Europe, USA, […]

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Reflecting on Reflections: The Journey of Photography

From watching reflections on water to posing for a photograph is indeed a long journey. Here Madhumita takes us through the various phases of history, showcasing the voyage of the camera and how we react to it. Selfies might kill but the lure to pose is irresistible. Narcissus, the hunter in Greek mythology, known for his beauty, […]

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Inclusion, not Exclusion, Needed for Reservation Policy

Different Truths serialises JAMMAI that focuses on the development in India. An initiative of the present government, it’s an ambitious project. We hope that the blueprint on paper matches the political will of the Modi government. Here’s the last part of the six-part article. Anirban reports on the reservation policy. We bring to you the sixth and final […]

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MGNREGA: Will it Empower Rural India?

  Different Truths serializes JAMMAI that focuses on the development in India. An initiative of the present government, it’s an ambitious project. We hope that the blueprint on paper matches the political will of the Modi government. Here’s the fourth part, MGNREGA, of the six-part article. Here’s an in-depth report by Anirban. The fourth topic in the JAMMAI […]

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Mobile Applications to Revolutionise Rural India

Different Truths serialises JAMMAI that focuses on the development in India. An initiative of the present government, it’s an ambitious project. We hope that the blueprint on paper matches the political will of the Modi government. Here’s the third part of the six-part article, Anirban reports. We dwell on the third topic, Mobile, in the JAMMAI series and […]

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UIDAI: The Aadhaar of Identity

Different Truths serialises JAMMAI that focuses on the development in India. An initiative of the present government, it’s an ambitious project. We hope that the blueprint on paper matches the political will of the Modi government. Here’s the second part of the six-part article. Anirban reports on the need for national identification number for the […]

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Digital Money: The Way Ahead

Technology has had a huge impact on monetary transactions around the world. Historically, we have seen the movement of physical goods as in the barter system to the flow of electronic money via networks. Digitising money will help the government, business and consumers in their own space. Here’s an in-depth analysis by Anirban. Whenever, the species is in […]

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Can Digital Waste be Checked?

Hoarding is human impulse. The digital generation, as this generation is called, often downloads books, texts, pix, etc, which they might not refer to later. They are thus creating digital waste. Soumitra takes a hard look at the possible menace of the digital waste in his tongue-in-cheek approach. I am a hoarder. I hoard books. My book-buying spree […]

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Bridging the Digital Divide

  The tech savvy young people, with dreams in their eyes, leave their nests often for distant lands. Their aging parents’ agonies increase manifold, when smart phones and laptops scare them. Soumitra shows us a way out; a wonderful relationship that might bloom between the elders and the young. India’s brain drain is ‘brain gain’ for other […]

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