India to launch $35 tablet, but MPs to use iPad/Galaxy

During June/July 2011 the government of India announced the launch of $35 tablet. It was supposed to have bee in the market by July itself but now it is expected to be launched on Oct 5, 2011. For some reason the entire project has been very confidential – there were no official press releases on the specifications of this tablet. Not sure why.

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When will online journalists in India get free housing and awards?

The print and TV media in India are no doubt the hot favorites of the governments in India (Central/Federal & State) and the politicians. The government spends sizable amounts of money on the already cash rich newspapers. Most of us in the internet industry have waited to get a piece of that pie (however small is fine, we need a beginning). Few months ago DAVP invited internet portals to submit their credentials to be eligible for advertisements from Govt of India.

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Politicians in India still don’t take internet seriously

I was reading “The IT Act of India needs to make provision for constituency websites” which talks about the lack of information of the 250,000 electoral constituencies India has (parliamentary/federal/centre, assembly/state and panchayat/local).

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Bangalore Metro jobs – applications accepted only online

Bangalore Metro was supposed to have been inaugurated today, which is an auspicious day in Karnataka¬† – Ugadi. I live very close to the upcoming Metro line, it didn’t look ready for inauguration by any stretch of imagination.

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Tiananmen Square, Tahrir Square – does India need its is own Square?

I came across an interesting piece “Leadership lessons from Mubarak’s failed regime“, written by John R. Ryan, president of the nonprofit Center for Creative Leadership. Not sure how many Indian political parties will even want to read such articles. Read more on Tiananmen Square, Tahrir Square – does India need its is own Square?…