Monthly Archives: April 30, 2014

Facebook to Bridge Great Digital Divide

Facebook to Bridge Great Digital Divide

Netizens are a certain kind of people who use the Internet as an information gateway and as a tool to gain knowledge in various spheres of life. In fact, the digital revolution is first of its kind, after the evolution of social sciences. The Digital Divide, as we see, exists among urban and rural populations

What Will Happen if Modi Becomes PM

A grand Ram temple at the site of the demolished Babri Masjid, uniform civil code across the country, abrogation of Article 370? Well, these thingies are part of Bharatiya Janata Party’s election manifesto, but I seriously doubt the utterances that the party will make any movement on these issues. However, various leaders of the party

Rogue States, New World Order

What do we mean by an ideal State? Max Weber defines it as a political organisation with a centralised political structure. Ian Brownlie defines it as a legal person, which is recognised by United Nations. However, there are many groups who live under stateless communities that don’t actually come under the United Nations order. Historically, there

NYPD Disbands Unit That Spied On Muslims

A special New York Police department unit that courted massive controversy by spying on Muslims in the United States after the deadly September 11 attacks has been disbanded. Stephen Davis, a spokesperson for the NYPD, said the detectives who worked for the department had been given other duties within the department’s intelligence division. Mr. Davis

Outcomes of Wikipedia Project

As an open source project, Jimmy Wales acquired the idea of creating a website where people could upload ‘reviewed information’ and let the peers gain free knowledge. Now most of the geeks didn’t have to pay for hefty priced softwares, as most of the credible information was gained online. Over the years, Wikipedia’s contribution ‘as

‘Rolling’ Canvas To Interpret Kashmir Visually

Mujtaba Rizvi of Kashmir Art Quest tells The News Kick about his highly inventive project, ‘Keep the canvas rolling’, which he believes will interpret Kashmir visually. As part of the project – due to begin in Srinagar from April 14 to 19 — a traveling canvas will travel to 12 countries across the globe for over a year. The final artwork

Amit Shah Deflates Modi’s Development Balloon

Narendra Modi’s ‘development for all, appeasement for none’ notwithstanding, his chief strategist Amit Shah has reportedly called for revenge in Uttar Pradesh, says Adil Riyaz The endorsement of Congress party by the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid raised heckles across the political spectrum with a beeline of politicians, especially from the BJP, questioning the authority