Make for India

Today, internet in India, unfortunately, isn’t designed for India. Most importantly, it doesn’t speak a language that India understands. It is for most part in English – hence reaching a meagre 12-15% of the country. Consumer internet businesses are now realizing this folly, and are joining the localization bandwagon. However, they’re faced with a number … Continue reading “Make for India”

Relearning Hindi

Most of us study Hindi at school, the क ख ग ,  संज्ञा, विशेषण, विलोम  and मुहावरे , which are mugged up just before an exam and forgotten the second we hand in our answer sheets. When we came to designing the MOX Keypad, not only did we have to revisit all the forgotten lessons, … Continue reading “Relearning Hindi”

The Mystery of the Internet

Last Sunday, an aged relative who lives in a remote area in Delhi called out of the blue. While I was pleasantly surprised to hear his voice, he called with a request that was both amusing and appalling. He said that he had asked his granddaughter to pay his electricity bill for the month ‘on … Continue reading “The Mystery of the Internet”