The new DigiYatra service may make air travel more efficient, but it could also be a privacy disaster. Here’s what it’s like to actually use it.
Gopal Sathe reports for HuffPost out of Bengaluru. He heads the technology vertical in India, with a special focus on data use and privacy. He's reported on both the use of data by tech companies, and also how data has become a deciding factor in politics, whether for e-govenance or winning elections. Gopal can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Can a new set of political board games help people engage with Indian politics at a time when it’s difficult to distinguish between news and propaganda?
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Beyond Tinkle and comics about mythology or superheroes, there are a huge number of Indian graphic novels that deal with politics, relationships and more. Here are five favourites.
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