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An office in Gurgaon, Haryana | Representational image | Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg

Fix call drops and sluggish speed before you think of regulating internet

It would be bad enough if TRAI was merely interested in protecting telecom operators at the cost of consumer interests.
Ariane5 VA-246 lifted off from Kourou Launch Base carrying GSAT11 | @isro/Twitter

GSAT-11 will bring fast inflight internet connectivity to India

GSAT-11, a satellite that will bring superfast internet to India’s remotest corners as well as beyond the mainland, was launched Wednesday morning.
In today's age of technology and social media, the fastest finger outdoes everyone | Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Has the Internet killed the film critic in India?

In this age of 'fastest finger first', do critics have the time to digest a film before they put out their reviews, asks editor-screenwriter Asrani.   
Google Inc. logo | Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

What happened the first time you used Google?

As Google celebrates its 20-year anniversary, ThePrint employees recall their first brush with it, and how it became an integral part of their lives.
Graphic design by Siddhant Gupta

TalkPoint: With the worst 4G speed in the world, is India just chasing headlines on digital economy?

Experts weigh in on the Open Signal report which ranks India's on the last position out of 88 countries in terms of its 4G speed

Chic & Dangerous: These Facebook meme pages make sexism, casteism and intolerance cool

They may speak the language of urban millennials, but a set of Facebook pages are raising questions about whether they are subtly spreading hate and discrimination under the guise of humour.

India’s youth still want ‘any’ government job, and continue to struggle with maths

A study of over 28,000 youth across the country reveals what youth aspire for, how connected they are and that girls still face many disadvantages.
A large screen shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking on stage.

मोदीपूजा में व्यस्त मीडिया के लिए बज चुकी है घंटी

मोदीपूजा में व्यस्त मीडिया के खिलाफ एक तरह का सविनय प्रतिकार लोगों के बीच से उभर रहा है पारंपरिक पत्र-पत्रिकाओं तथा टीवी समाचार का उपभोग घटाकर पाठक-दर्शक उसकी मौजूदा सामग्री को खारिज कर रहे हैं, जो केवल व्यक्तिपूजा को बढ़ावा दे रही है. कम ही लोगों को याद होगा कि तीन दशक पहले प्रेस ने सरकारी दूरदर्शन को किस तरह ‘राजीव-दर्शन’ की ‘उपाधि’ देकर शर्मसार और निंदित किया था. उन दिनों भारत में कोई दूसरा टीवी चैनल नहीं था, टीवी सेटों की संख्या भी कम ही थी और रंगीन टीवी तो चंद शहरी उच्च-मध्यवर्ग के घरों में ही था. विपक्ष और प्रेस प्रधानमंत्री राजीव गांधी का उपहास उड़ाया करता था कि वे खुद टीवी पर किस कदर छाये रहते हैं. केवल तीन साल के भीतर ही उनकी अभूतपूर्व लोकप्रियता (जिसके बूते उन्होंने लोकसभा की 533 में से 404 सीटें जीत ली थी) घट गई थी, ‘मिस्टर क्लीन’ की उनकी उपाधि...
A large screen shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking on stage.

If Indian media becomes anymore servile towards Modi, it will lose whatever viewership it has left

By reducing its consumption of traditional print publications & TV news, the audience is rejecting current content, which just promotes a personality cult.

Doing away with net-neutrality may be easier said than done

Considering the behemoths that Alphabet Inc, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon and Snap Inc are today, it may be imprudent to expect the repeal of net neutrality to be a smooth sail.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
GoT

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?