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    Climate Change in Depth (Vol. 1)

    This first edition in a series of workshops aims to look at some of the aspects of climate change that are key to understanding the challenge better. Curated for (but not limited to) young students, journalists, researchers, development and policy practitioners with a keen interest in climate change, this series will provide different lenses to view the issue through, and a new set of skills that will help the...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Is the National Digital Health Mission an Effective Treatment for India's Health System?

    This article is the first of a two-part series on the National Digital Health Mission, and the best practices required to scale digital health in a democratic, inclusive manner. Click here to read part two. As the BBC reported in June, despite approaching journalists, the mayor of Ahmedabad, and even the Gujarat Health Minister, Shefali's 44-year-old...

    • 2 days ago
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    Technically Speaking, How Can Technology Reform TV News? With Vikram Chandra

    Edited by Malavika VN TV news globally and within India has changed considerably. Simultaneously, with the rapid availability of the internet, digital media has, to an extent, become an extension of the sensationalism echoed through present TV news. So, what can we do about it? More importantly, can we use the very thing (hint: technology) that has put us in this fix...

    • 2 days ago
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    What Role Do Adivasi Youth & Women Play in Conservation? With Archana Soreng

    Edited by Sumit Krishna Yadav The climate crisis, as we have known for a while now, affects us all. However, some groups and individuals are more susceptible and vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change. Take an average farmer for example; their livelihood is highly dependent on crops that are, in turn, dependent on climate conditions. Although the example...

    • 7 days ago
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    Do Children in Preschool Ever Actually Play "Freely"?

    One could say that the "all-work-and-no-play-makes-Jack-a-dull-boy" proverb has been butchered out of context many-a-time. While adults - especially those now overworked from home - now realise the importance of maintaining a work-leisure balance, caregivers and teachers have held this balance to be gospel for the delicate minds of young children. Just like the other children in...

    • a week ago
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    Technically Speaking, What Does the Future of TV News Behold? With Vikram Chandra (Part 1)

    Edited by Malavika VN Hosted by Chirag Chinnappa Television news is becoming more polarized than ever, and what used to be 9 PM news updates have turned into shouting matches where either you love your country or you're anti-national. This is what normal broadcast news used to be. Soft-spoken and civilized. ...

    • a week ago
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    Building Climate Change Resilient Infrastructure For An Uncertain Tomorrow

    ₹6,048 crores-this is the cost of the total damage caused by cyclone Nisarga when it hit Maharashtra this June. This huge loss isn't a one-off case. When a major disaster strikes, infrastructure losses are estimated to make up two-thirds of the total public losses. Now, imagine the total costs that the world incurred during 2019's 228 extreme weather...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Technically Speaking, How Can I Safeguard My Online Data & Information? Part 2 with Apar Gupta

    Edited by Sumit Krishna Yadav As technology evolves, so does our perception of what constitutes privacy and security. Over the past few years, privacy has grown from being a comfort to being recognised as a fundamental right in India. The landmark 'Puttaswamy judgment', as it's commonly referred to, gave each and every citizen of the...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Technically Speaking, Does India Use Predictive Policing? (Ep. 2)

    Researched by Bharath Pottekkat Edited by Malavika VN Hosted by Sourya Reddy Episode 1 of this series looked at the concept of predictive policing, what it entails, how it is being used across the world and the various issues with its implementation. In this next episode, we take a look at India. Do the country's police forces us any form of predictive policing? How much...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    The Genius of Market Fundamentalism

    The genius of modern neo-liberal economics is that its ideas have been sold to us by those in power over the last few decades as if there is no other alternative. Mark Fisher argued that it was easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. Fisher highlights how conditioned civilians have become to the idea of free markets; so much so, that there simply exists no other alternative...

    • 3 weeks ago

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