Manan Kakkar

Telecommunication engineer with a keen interest in end-user technology and a News junkie, I share my thoughts while preparing for my Master's in Information Management.

Caleb Garling

Caleb lives in San Francisco and comes from a non-traditional background of molecular biology research and developing products and strategy for high-tech companies. He mostly covers the developing Indian technology market for ZDNET.

Latest Posts

IT progress in India is still stifled by people in power

I’m one of the several million frustrated Indian citizens, angry at the government for their lack of effort and at the companies who come up with newer ways of providing us with service that only gets worse. There are specific examples that make me believe that the problem has a lot to do with the wrong people at the jobs, either that or they simply lack the willingness to improve things in India.

August 4, 2010 by Manan Kakkar


Telecom Ministry wants service providers to be IPv6 compliant by next year

While user privacy on Facebook and Twitter downtimes are concerns much talked about, the Internet is facing a technical challenge that of depleting IPv4 addresses. Using the Internet protocol IPv4, addresses are issued to computers to communicate with each other and apparently, by 2012 the Internet service providers will be out of address space.

July 21, 2010 by Manan Kakkar


Tata DoCoMo to offer Nokia OVI Life Tools

At Mobile World Congress earlier this year Nokia's keynote was all about farmers and the non-urban segment of developing economies like India, China and Africa. Nokia has a suite of services that would be supported on a subset of their handsets priced according to the market segment.

July 20, 2010 by Manan Kakkar


An Epic Web Browser From India

Hidden Reflex, a Bangalore based startup has released India’s first indigenously built web browser known as Epic. The browser is based on Mozilla’s Gecko layout engine and is being promoted as an Indian browser for India.

July 18, 2010 by Manan Kakkar