Learning by Heart

An Ode to Radio Active on its 9th Anniversary I’ve learned – Communities can be territorially bound, But belong to different communities of interest and multifarious networks And each community has its own way of doing things and Everyone has something to contribute...

​​Gram Vaani adopts ​a ​new avatar

Gram Vaani has entered into a strategic partnership with the Life Impacting Services business spinoff from OnMobile Global Ltd, to form OnionDev. Why this curious name? We feel this metaphor accurately captures what we have learned over the years. When putting...

Why audio archiving matters

Oral traditions of a society are reflections of their culture, art, idea and identities. Ancient societies relied primarily on oral transmissions to pass on their indigenous knowledge and history in myriad forms before the written word dominated. This subtle, but...

Lessons from India’s first emergency radio

It has been a few months now that India’s first emergency radio has been broadcasting in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. There is little doubt that the radio station, based out of the District Collector’s office, broadcasting on 107.8 MHz, has provided information...

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