Podbharti nominated for the TATA NEN Hottest Startups awards

Hey guys! I am so glad to bring this news to you all. Thanks to Pranav of StartupDunia.com our podzine Podbharti has been nominated for the TATA NEN Hottest Startups awards. Organised by National Entrepreneurship Network and TATA Group, in association with Helion, Mint , Seedfund and Wadhwani Foundation, it is India‚Äôs only community-chosen awards […]

Nirantar releases July 2008 Issue

Nirantar, a Hindi blogzine published by me, has been lying dormant for a while (a year, to be precise). Its heartening that the zine is alive again with its July 2008 issue available on your nearest browsers now. here are the issue highlights: Can India afford its villages? This is the cover story for the […]

Silicon India’s networking ploys

So your newly launched social network couldn’t garner any notice from any quarter? You tried spamming those millions of mail IDs you grabbed for few dollars from Tanzania. You even spent a fortune on PR and lured some blogger friends to sing praises for you. But it didn’t work. Your network still is just another […]

An interview with Dr Sugata Mitra

An interview with award winning scientist & proponent of the Hole in the Wall (HIW) experiment: Dr Sugata Mitra. He started the experiment at the slums at Kalkaji, Delhi in 1999 & proved that kids could learn computers without formal training and teachers.

Facebook, baba and Christmas bhandara

By now we all know that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was in India. Speculations were ripe on his planning an Orkut killer product targeted specifically for Indian net users. Gossip website Techgoss had declared a bounty for his pictures and yet it seems nobody really knew why he was here. Valleywag reports that Mark was […]

Can Mukesh Ambani control Free Wikipedia?

Recently while adding some information (link to a Hindi Podcast that dwelled on the subject of the first stone pelting student at the “Reliance Fresh” outlet at Ranchi) to the English Wikipedia article Reliance Fresh I came across a user “Ril editor” who would repeatedly delete my entry. The user is apparently a worker of […]