• Mumbai: iPads replace textbooks in schools January 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Fifth standard students engaged in studies - no big deal. However, they are not studying on text books but on swanky apple iPads and this is not a concept classroom. At a universal school in Mumbai every student has an iPod and an iPad most of their teaching is...
  • CVC plans to use children to fight corruption January 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Young children will soon be made champions of the fight against corruption if the Chief Vigilance Commission's new plan comes into effect. As corruption threatens to undermine the India story, the country's corruption watchdog, the CVC, is taking a long term view. Following the old adage of catching them...
  • India's love for the 'missed call' phenomenon December 26, 2011

    Mumbai: The new phenomenon of missed calls has been gaining popularity. It was used in popular forms of protest during the Anna Hazare movement as well. Stingy or not, we Indians love giving missed calls. A missed call can be a pre-arranged signal or pre-arranged message to mean something specific...
  • No RTE effect; primary schools in a sorry state December 21, 2011

    Mumbai: The Right to Education Act promises quality infrastructure in schools. When child relief organization CRY invited volunteers to click photographs of government schools, it was an image of horror. Basins covered with bird droppings, dirty toilets, dogs in the classroom, is the horrific reality at some of the government...
  • YouTube launches website for school children December 15, 2011

    New Delhi: YouTube has launched a new service 'YouTube for schools', which will have no access to videos other than those related to education. YouTube can be a very engaging education tool. There is just one small problem in giving kids YouTube access! The children might indulge in watching content...
  • Former sex worker helps others lead normal life December 6, 2011

    Mumbai: Forced into prostitution at the age of 10, Ayesha is fighting back. Not just that she is also helping others like her find life away from the brothels of the city. Ayesha was rescued by a man from a dance bar who later became her husband. Today, she is...
  • Anna known around the world: Wikipedia Co-founder November 19, 2011

    Jimmy Wales said he supports the idea that corruption in the government is something we have to take seriously. ...
  • Wikipedia has big plans for India: Co-founder November 19, 2011

    Mumbai: When looking for a one stop source of information on virtually anything under the sun, more often than not people turn to Wikipedia, a site on which ordinary people who are armed with simple internet access can update information as it happens when it happens. Co-founder of Wikipedia Jimmy...
  • Take this lollipop is Facebook's most popular app November 16, 2011

    About 2.5 weeks old and Facebook's latest app 'Take this lollipop' has more than 10 million likes already. ...
  • Govt to launch Right to Education campaign today November 11, 2011

    Mumbai: The government will be launching the Right to Education campaign across the country called 'Shiksha Ka Abhiyaan' on National Education Day. It is reported that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will make an appeal to the students of the country urging them to study hard. The appeal will be read...
  • Sexual harassment: Rally for bravehearts in Mumbai November 6, 2011

    Friends and family of Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandes took out a protest march from Andheri station. ...
  • Experience the F1 action through Apple, Android apps October 24, 2011

    F1 2011 Timing App gets you closer to the action by giving access to live timing and track positioning in a 3D map. ...
  • Experience the F1 action through Apple, Android apps October 24, 2011

    F1 2011 Timing App gets you closer to the action by giving access to live timing and track positioning in a 3D map. ...
  • Pre-paid meter to solve high power bill problem October 6, 2011

    Navi Mumbai: In a move that could help the consumer check power theft, the Maharashtra Electricity Distribution Company has introduced pre-paid power meters. With this, paying bills will no longer be a problem and one can just pay the bill with the click of the mouse. Kasare family had got...
  • Singer finds innovative way to promote eye donation October 2, 2011

    Viraag, a Mumbai based singer, has found an innovative way to get people to pledge their eyes for donation. ...