Rati Chaudhary

  • Mumbai: iPads replace textbooks in schools 21-01-2012 07:21 AM

    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 20-01-2012 10:43 AM

    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 26-12-2011 09:20 AM

    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 21-12-2011 01:29 PM

    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 15-12-2011 08:02 AM

    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 06-12-2011 08:31 AM

    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 Cofounder 19-11-2011 08:46 AM

    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: Cofounder 19-11-2011 07:42 AM

    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 16-11-2011 01:12 PM

    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 11-11-2011 09:27 AM

    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 06-11-2011 07:37 PM

    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 24-10-2011 08:05 AM

    F1 2011 Timing App gets you closer to the action by giving access to live timing and track positioning in a 3D map. ...
  • Prepaid meter to solve high power bill problem 06-10-2011 11:05 AM

    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 02-10-2011 10:00 AM

    Viraag, a Mumbai based singer, has found an innovative way to get people to pledge their eyes for donation. ...
  • Longest lunar eclipse: when the moon turned red 16-06-2011 07:53 AM

    New Delhi: The moon turned a shade of red on Wednesday diving into the darkest centre of the earth's shadow in the century's longest and darkest lunar eclipse. This beautiful spectacle was visible all throughout the country. The century's longest total lunar eclipse lasted 100 minutes, starting at just before...
  • The 'EQ' story: entirely questionable!

    Tech It Out |  Rati Chaudhary
    After covering Science and Technology for five years, I recently moved to CNN-IBN's show Citizen Journalist. It is a show about citizens actively taking up...

  • iPhone 4 finally launched in India 27-05-2011 07:46 AM

    New Delhi: In what comes as a big news for tech lovers, the iPhone 4 has finally been launched in India. It comes a year later than other western countries, but the excitement is just as high. Experts have called it the best phone Apple has ever made with features...
  • GSAT8 launched, to boost DTH services 21-05-2011 06:55 AM

    New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organistaion (ISRO) successfully launched it's three-ton satellite GSAT-8 from French Guyana as India slept in the early hours of Saturday. Incidentally, this is one of the largest satellites that India has developed. The satellite boasts of 24 transponders, meant to boost television broadcasting, especially Direct...
  • iPad is here, should you buy it now or wait 28-01-2011 10:33 PM

    It may be a few months late, but Apple has finally launched its iPad in India. ...
  • Mobile number portability a reality now 20-01-2011 07:03 AM

    New Delhi: After years of delays, Mobile Number Portability (MNP) will finally be available all over India from January 20. Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said, "We're very happy that we are going to launch it nationally tomorrow. It's a great step forward for the consumer. It enhances his choice." Dump...
  • Children quiz Nobel Prize winner Ramakrishnan 12-01-2011 01:41 PM

    Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry for 2009, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, interacted with children at the Indian Science Congress in Chennai. Here is an excerpt of the question-answer session: Question: Did you want a Nobel Prize when you were a teenager? Venkatraman Ramakrishnan: Not in any serious way. Question: Why did you...
  • Meet winner of Infosys prize for social sciences 11-01-2011 06:32 PM

    New Delhi: Amita Baviskar, who has won Infosys Science Prize for social sciences, learnt first hand how projects like the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River rob entire population of their very reason and means to live. Dams are very big business and about 15-20 per cent of any...
  • Intel and AMD launch new processors 11-01-2011 11:56 AM

    Threatened by the high demand of tablets and smart phones, companies launch new processors. ...
  • The dark side of social networking

    Tech It Out |  Rati Chaudhary
    Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have enabled people to not just reconnect with friends and family, but have provided a platform for sharing...

  • ISRO to launch nano satellite made by students 08-01-2011 09:37 AM

    Chennai: Students of SRM University have made their very own satellite which the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has promised to launch later in 2011. The satellite is the size of a large gift box, costs Rs 2 crore and took two years of hard work. "The main objective is...
  • Major tech duds of 2010 04-01-2011 04:32 PM

    Check out the tech low downs of the year 2010. ...
  • Nanotechnologist wins Infosys science award 04-01-2011 12:15 PM

    Small is beautiful, says nano-technologist Ashutosh Sharma. The things he builds under a microscope could one day give tiny cell phone batteries, a cure for cancer which is why he has been awarded the Infosys Science Prize for this year. "A nano-technologist has nothing to do with the Tata Nano....
  • Meet Infosysprize winner malariavaccine man 03-01-2011 09:05 AM

    New Delhi: Dr Chetan Chitnis has won the Infosys prize for his work on one of the first vaccines against malaria. Belonging to a family of scientists, Dr Chintis was the topper in Physics at IIT Mumbai before moving towards Biology. Every year malaria kills thousands around the globe but...
  • War of tablets: Find out which one suits you 02-01-2011 12:49 PM

    It started with the launch of the iPad and soon spurred competition amongst various tech companies. ...