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The people's voice

By Sherna Gandhy

Every citizen in this country has a right to be heard. But what happens when you live in an area where no mainstream media organisation bothers to penetrate, and when you speak a language no media organisation knows or understands? CGNet Swara uses mobile telephony to break through the wall of silence in tribal areas of Chhattisgarh

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The power of video for change

For the poor illiterate women of the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA), Video SEWA has become a tool for change. What started as a sensitisation programme soon turned into a mechanism for protest and marshalling public opinion

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A community radio station for less than Rs 1,000

Indian engineer-activist Arun Mehta discusses the innovative uses of low-powered FM

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Jan Mitra brings government closer to the people in Rajasthan's hinterland

A UNDP-Rajasthan government ICT partnership in backward and chronically underserved Jhalawar is providing teeth to the state's commitment to the right to information

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eChoupal initiative wins 2005 Development Gateway Award

ITC's pioneering eChoupal initiative wins the 2005 Development Gateway Award from among 135 nominees, for enabling millions of Indian farmers to improve their livelihoods by accessing information on how best to grow and market their produce

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Cybercafes in the Thar desert

Computer training centres are sprouting all over rural India. A momentous transformation of India's rural economy is imminent.

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Educational games for disprivileged students

Learning with Heroji at Pratham's Computer-Aided Learning Centres.

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Oh, give us a phone!

TeNet is taking telephone and Internet connectivity to tiny villages across India.

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Programming with regional languages

Chennai IIT has created a linux-based operating system that works in a range of Indian languages. These tools will allow a new generation of students from disadvantaged rural backgrounds to enter the world of code on their own terms.

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Netsurfing in a Dhar village

An intranet network brings the administration closer to village India.

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Computerising land records

Bhoomi, a project in Karnataka to computerise all land records in the state, will streamline operations and eliminate corruption at several different levels.

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Social research and planning for the knowledge society

The Centre for Knowledge Societies, Bangalore, enables the State, private sector and civil society organisations to collaborate in ensuring that ICTs have a maximally enabling and inclusive developmental impact.

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Kunjal and the women of Kutch

A hugely popular Sarus Crane featured on a radio serial educates the women of Kutch on maternal mortality, political processes, female foeticide and more.

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A hole in the wall goes a long way

NIIT's experiment with computers in Delhi's slums has now been extended to coastal Maharashtra and a village in UP. Amazingly, completely unschooled children are learning to use computers and surf the Net all on their own

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Fishing for information

Information Shops are becoming indispensable to the fishermen and farmers in the villages around Villianur, Pondicherry.

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The Simputer challenges the PC

Hailed as one of the ten technological innovations that could help the poor get rich, the low-cost Bangalore invention which should be in the markets soon could be the alternative to the PC in the developing world

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Wired villages of Warana

Agrarian India re-packages its schedules, thanks to a silent IT revolution.

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Software to the rescue of parched Indian villagers

Just think of the potential of a software that allows users to create an interactive water-map of the village. This means, villagers would be better equipped to cope with drought. Thanks to IT (information technology).

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From Kannada to keyboards

Dr U B Pavanaja gives regional language computing a boost by taking Kannada into the cyberage

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The penguin goes to school: Linux to debut in Goa classrooms

An innovative plan, using the Linux operating system, aims at speeding up computerisation in Goa's schools

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