• Impact funder Pierre Omidyar: Saint or saboteur?

    I was fascinated to find a lot many new online news media projects in India, especially during the last three years. But I found that this development is mainly due to the heavy 'impact funding' by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, now a billionaire. He has invested in media firms such as...

  • Attention NGOs: Transparency and probity begins from you

    India receives a huge sum of money through FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) approved organizations. The FCRA portal was non-functional for more than 10 years, courtesy UPA 1 and 2. Now, the NDA government has made it functional by strictly implementing the rule book. It is true that many...

  • Attention NGOs: Transparency and probity begins from you

    India receives a huge sum of money through FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) approved organizations. The FCRA portal was non-functional for more than 10 years, courtesy UPA 1 and 2. Now, the NDA government has made it functional by strictly implementing the rule book. It is true that many...

  • The home ministry in Karnataka is in doldrums

    The killing of Gauri Lankesh has once again brought back the discussion about killings over ideological conflicts. Even before the police starting the investigation, allegations are pouring in that the murderers are from a particular ideology! Can't we have a fair investigation please? The same...

  • Boarding Scribus: Kannada and the open-source wave

    It is soothing to know that the age of designing an Indic language magazine or book using open- source tools has arrived. Scribus (scribus.net), which is an open-source software, enables all of us to use Unicode fonts for any Indic language. I myself tested Scribus and could design a 20-page...