By Alok Verma In a very innovative way 12 community radio stations are broadcasting very unique audio programmes to popularize simple mathematics for the benefit of underprivileged listeners. Most of these community radio stations are located in areas where also resides a sizable population of underprivileged section of the society. Not too incomprehensible though lack […]

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At many news organizations, “social media” has become an euphemism for citizen journalism.  something of a catch-all, a not especially descriptive term for highly differentiated functions. Editors think about social sharing as they’re assigning stories; writers use social channels to find sources and confirm leads; designers incorporate social media buttons and widgets into site redesigns; […]

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By Alok Verma Sometimes I feel disgusted and sometimes ashamed by the attitude or behaviour of our insensitive Parliamentarians. While the the entire Opposition bench led by the Congress party continues to disrupt‪#‎Parliament‬ in the ‪#‎NationalHerald‬ mess to protect the stature of‪#‎SonialGandhi‬ and ‪#‎RahulGandhi‬ from appearing in the Delhi Court and the ruling NDA is […]

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By Alok Verma I recently travelled to some districts in north Bihar. This was my first ever visit so was the experience. While being in the cities I really felt sorry for citizens living in the crumbled civic infrastructure. Absolutely poorly maintained main roads and many arterial roads connecting localities were literally submerged with overflowing […]

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Twitter is moving more aggressively into the world of journalism, building a new alert system for breaking news and hiring someone to build new partnerships with the media industry. Together, the moves point to a service that is as much a broadcaster as it is a social network, owning live events with a core product […]

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The fastest growing news site ever is ready to start making money. Coming off its biggest month of traffic yet, Upworthy, the social news aggregator that pairs progressive politics with viral marketing savvy, is in the early phase of introducing advertising to its model. The 14-month-old site is talking to marketers about participating in a sponsored […]

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