Harini Calamur

Harini Calamur

The writer works at the intersection of digital content, technology, and audiences. She is a writer, columnist, visiting faculty, and filmmaker.

Stories By Harini Calamur

100 million vaccinated - India has done a good job with the jab, writes Harini Calamur

100 million vaccinated - India has done a good job with the jab, writes Harini Calamur

The only two other countries to have crossed this mark are the US and China, which have vaccinated almost 170 million and 160 million peo...Read More

Bharatmata must pay her women for their labour in nation building, writes Harini Calamur

Bharatmata must pay her women for their labour in nation building, writes Harini Calamur

The gender gap in India has worsened not just because we are doing less, but because other nations are doing more

Analysis: The Ever Given jam in global trade

Analysis: The Ever Given jam in global trade

The Canal is the Suez Canal – a 161-year-old passage between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea – which cuts short trade routes betwee...Read More

A year of learning interrupted: So many students are safe but unschooled, observes Harini Calamur

A year of learning interrupted: So many students are safe but unschooled, observes Harini Calamur

For the coming academic year, the challenge is clear – how do you ensure that students from the most vulnerable backgrounds are not left ...Read More

Lockdowns are just part of the reason things look so bleak for democracy the world over, writes Harini Calamur

Lockdowns are just part of the reason things look so bleak for democracy the world over, writes Harini Calamur

There is a major threat to freedoms in India, and it is not the government alone. It is a growing tribe of disgruntled, insecure, and whi...Read More

On International Women’s Day, the stark reality is that we have only just begun, writes Harini Calamur

On International Women’s Day, the stark reality is that we have only just begun, writes Harini Calamur

We are the last group in the world that still provides labour for free. Everywhere else, slavery has been abolished

Before looking at big tech, govt must cast off its ideological lens, writes Harini Calamur

Before looking at big tech, govt must cast off its ideological lens, writes Harini Calamur

The big tech giants have gotten so big that they have begun to pose a challenge to many democratically elected governments, threatening t...Read More

After Australia vs Big Tech, it will be interesting to see how other govts 
measure up, writes Harini Calamur

After Australia vs Big Tech, it will be interesting to see how other govts measure up, writes Harini Calamur

The move to save news, needs to translate to more money being invested in news reportage, public interest journalism, and newsroom and sh...Read More

For foreign media, obeying the law
of the land cannot be optional, says Harini Calamur

For foreign media, obeying the law of the land cannot be optional, says Harini Calamur

On Indian soil, Indian law is paramount. And, the government, whether you like and support it, or not, has a right to ask organisations a...Read More

By countering the celeb tweets, the govt drew more attention to them than these would've got, says Harini Calamur

By countering the celeb tweets, the govt drew more attention to them than these would've got, says Harini Calamur

The internet and its various platforms have been weaponised for a long time for those who want to put out their agenda. And the tools use...Read More

World must reap and build on the collateral benefits of the pandemic, writes Harini Calamur

World must reap and build on the collateral benefits of the pandemic, writes Harini Calamur

At the top of the list is the outstanding level of scientific collaboration across borders. There has been a breaking down of silos withi...Read More

On 71st R-Day, the question to ask is - do women in India really have the right to public spaces, says Harini Calamur

On 71st R-Day, the question to ask is - do women in India really have the right to public spaces, says Harini Calamur

Do you see women in groups in street corners, laughing and generally chilling out? You would rarely find this, even in cities like Mumbai...Read More

Editor-in-Chief of Republic Media Network Arnab Goswami

The fourth pillar of democracy is today a powerbroker, instead of looking out for public interest, says Harini Calamur

Last week, Mumbai Police filed a supplementary chargesheet in the case it is making against a number of broadcasters and key personnel at...Read More

The relationship between big tech and extremist movements threatens the world, says Harini Calamur

The relationship between big tech and extremist movements threatens the world, says Harini Calamur

The idea that America was a ‘white first’ country has been gaining ground, combined with the idea that whites, and the white way of life ...Read More

Rightfully compensating women for both paid & unpaid labour will usher in true gender equality, writes Harini Calamur

Rightfully compensating women for both paid & unpaid labour will usher in true gender equality, writes Harini Calamur

Gender equality starts with economic parity, and the bedrock of this is recognising women’s work as work and paying for it. This is somet...Read More

Global economy will be inexorably transformed after the year of Covid, writes Harini Calamur

Global economy will be inexorably transformed after the year of Covid, writes Harini Calamur

If there is one good thing that has come out of the pandemic, it is the knowledge that sustainability is not an impossible dream

Economic stimulus, putting money 
in the hands of the poor will help
reignite growth, says Harini Calamur

Economic stimulus, putting money in the hands of the poor will help reignite growth, says Harini Calamur

As governments lock down populations to save lives, the impact is ruined livelihoods

How to win a battle: Disinformation offers a strategic advantage over foes, writes Harini Calamur

How to win a battle: Disinformation offers a strategic advantage over foes, writes Harini Calamur

Chanakya talked about Gudayuddha, or the secret war – that used clandestine methods, including misinformation, to win wars. Disinformatio...Read More

How COVID-19 is changing consumer behaviour – now and forever

New normal demands new set of skills

The need of the hour is massive re-skilling of the existing workforce of many organisations

Govt must step out of its echo 
chamber & listen to 'Jan ki Baat'

Govt must step out of its echo chamber & listen to 'Jan ki Baat'

If the Centre had really wanted to convince farmers, it could have put in the effort that it does during elections

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