//Digital Boot

Digital Boot is a series of articles on new media literacy. I have jointly written this article with Sr Ranjana Thomas umi. Some of these articles were published in Smart Companion monthly.

Changing Habits

By | May 5th, 2016|Digital Boot, Vallikatt|

I was walking my way to the parish church for the morning Mass. Suddenly I heard a loud music approaching me from behind. I turned back to find a young lady walking at the pace of music being played aloud in her mobile phone. In one of the media literacy sessions in a Kanpur school, [...]

Let Us Connect

By | May 5th, 2016|Digital Boot, Vallikatt|

As we were travelling in Delhi Metro both of us noted something fascinating but not uncommon today. Everyone around us in the metro car was connected with one or other electronic mobile device. Most of them had their ears plugged with a wired headphone to connect with the mobile device. Some made this connection through [...]

Curious Case of Digital Youth

By | May 5th, 2016|Digital Boot, Vallikatt|

Approximately ten years ago Delhi was shocked by an MMS that went viral! It was November 2004 and Delhi was shivering with cold. This MMS became the hottest news in all channels, arousing much public interest. Those who still grapple as to what an MMS is, it’s the abbreviation for Multimedia Messaging Service. It was [...]