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Binayak Dasgupta

Binayak reports on information security, privacy and scientific research in health and environment with explanatory pieces. He also edits the news sections of the newspaper.

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Proud parents again after tsunami took the light of their lives

The day the tsunami struck the couple lost both their children – a boy, 6, and a girl, 5. The destruction was such that only one photograph of the boy was found. The only image left of the daughter was in their memories.

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Updated on Dec 26, 2014 02:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Nagapattinam

Orphan to architect: Meghana is stronger than the tsunami

Meghana Rajshekhar was 12 years old in 2004. The daughter of an IAF officer, she had seen a bit more of the country than most of her peers by the time her family settled down in Car Nicobar, which was not far from where the tsunamis originated. Asian tsunami

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Updated on Dec 26, 2014 05:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Online cab companies drop the ball on key safety feature

Last week’s alleged rape of a woman inside an Uber cab by the driver suggests that many taxi booking services in India do not provide a panic button in their mobile applications that can allow a passenger to send out an SOS to select numbers in the event of an attack.

Updated on Dec 08, 2014 09:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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