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Do city schools really need tablets?

A lot of traction has been made in cities around the launch of new, cheap tablets, software applications for school curriculum, and pilots in schools with tablets. But it's the children in villages who really need tablets.

December 7, 2012 by Swati Prasad


Is India ready for the cash transfer scheme?

The Indian government has finally announced its ambitious direct cash transfer scheme, but both banks and the regulator have a lot of work to do before the benefits start trickling down to the rural poor.

November 28, 2012 by Swati Prasad

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Mobile VAS in India to cross $6B by 2013

A recent report highlights new avenues for revenue generation for telecom companies in India, like mobile VAS, cloud and data center services. These will also provide opportunities to IT companies.

November 27, 2012 by Swati Prasad


It's raining tablets in India

Aakash-II will be officially launched next week, but over a dozen tablets priced in the sub-US$100 range are already available in the market. And India's education sector seems ready to lap them up.

November 2, 2012 by Swati Prasad