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S.P. Road, Bangalore: The dusty alley that powers India's Silicon Valley

It’s a hot Sunday morning in Bangalore when I make my way over to the silicon alley of India’s Silicon Valley. SP Road, officially Sadar Patrappa Road, is fondly known as Spare Parts Road. 1,637 more words

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The digital revolution is leaving the blind behind, but she’s here to change that

Published on Tech in Asia.

The danger with opening up the internet floodgates is that not everyone can access the information that comes out. Those who can’t are falling behind faster than ever – can you imagine how hard it is today for a blind person to keep up with someone who can see? 966 more words

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A concierge startup fills in the gaps that Indian ecommerce can't

Published on Tech in Asia.

As internet access improves and more people get smartphones, ecommerce startups are placing massive bets on India. Global giant Amazon competes against homegrown hopeful Flipkart, which is tailed closely by Snapdeal. 2,190 more words

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Meet the man translating programming into Indian languages

Published on Tech in Asia.

Cohan Sujay Carlos and I are hunched over his laptop at a coffee shop. At the end of a short USB cord sits a small green and black Arduino board. 890 more words

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Solving farmer problems with data and tech

Published on Tech in Asia.

My family has owned a farm for years and we’ve always made our money growing and selling vegetables, but things have been changing. 1,385 more words

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In India's startups, sexual harassment is blamed on culture

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We can all admit that India has a bad reputation for sexual harassment. Global newspapers have called Delhi the “rape capital of the world” and most tourists ask one thing before coming to the country: is it safe for women? 1,269 more words

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India's LGBT community deserves better technology

Also published on Tech in Asia.

After drinks on a Saturday night, Akash* opens gay meetup app Grindr to continue an earlier conversation. They’ve agreed to meet at the large ICICI Bank at the corner. 1,322 more words

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