Governance Deficits & Digital Utopia in India

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Of late, there has been a widespread belief that digital technology has an answer for all our difficulties. This is more so among public agencies and officials when it comes to delivery of basic services and promoting good governance. Prime Minister Modi has championed ‘Digital India’ during the past two years, and there is now […]

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Impressions from a one-of-its kind folk festival in a remote district of India

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To speak of ‘folk festivals’ nowadays is to conjure up images that would not be too different from those we associate with any other ‘festival’ – a high-profile venue, exotic and low-key artists (along with some headline-grabbers) from around the world, a meticulously curated experience and a hefty price tage to accompany it. In our […]

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उम्मीदों की ओर बढ़ते कदम

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ये कहानी गुडगाँव की लम्बी लम्बी इमारतों के बीच बसी एक बस्ती से है | मार्च महीने की सात तारीख को सरिता के घर में बड़ी हलचल थीए सब लोग ऊपर से लेकर नीचे तक भागादौड़ी में लगे थे| नीचे खाना बन रहा था और ऊपर छत पर टेंट लगा हुआ था| ऐसा लग रहा […]

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Freedom-n-Responsibility

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“We are taught not to interfere with others; दूसरों के पचड़े में न पड़े. But this is not right; अन्याय के खिलाफ चुप नहीं रह सकते; we have duties and responsibilities towards society” – youth voice from Jaipur “बोल के लब आज़ाद हैं तेरे…Engage, speak, join…we are the future” – youth voice from Delhi “Why […]

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