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DATE ARTICLE LINK TO PUBLICATION PDF
22nd Mar 2024 [Mention] Turn on the Subtitles to boost kids’ literacy
Seattle's Child

11th Apr 2024
[Mention] TV subtitles as an aid to literacy: What does the research say?
AQi
27th Feb 2024 Everyone should be able to watch TV — including those with disabilities
The Indian Express

18th Jan 2024
How reading subtitles is improving literacy in rural India
Mint Lounge
23rd Oct 2023 Making films accessible to the disabled can serve everyone
The Indian Express
22nd Aug 2023
The superpower of OTT platforms The Hindu

08th June 2023 Reading Between the Frames: Literating Rural India Using Movie Subtitles
The Free Press Journal
30th May 2023 Amid India’s OTT boom, platforms still keep the disabled in the dark
The Hindu
21st Mar 2023
The Pathaan precedent Times of India

16th Feb 2023
An IIM-A Professor is Using Movie Subtitles
to Improve Reading Skills of 1 Billion Indians
The Better India

13th Feb 2023
Subtitles Are Becoming More Popular Due To Changes In Technology Advancements and Film Consumption
The Project
12th Feb 2023
Quarter of a million children enter secondary school without basic maths and English
The Guardian
22nd Nov 2022 Caption this! How subtitles became the only way to watch TV – for viewers of all ages
iNews
Oct 2022
Improving access to entertainment content
The Hindu
23rd Sep 2022
What is 608 and 708 Closed Captioning?
3Play Media
20th Sep 2022
Why do younger generations love subtitles?
the HUSTLE
16th Sep 2022 IIM Ahmedabad’s initiative to strengthen Arunachali languages laudable: Lokhande
The Arunachal Times

06th Sep 2022
Covid drives biggest Sats results gap since 2012 for poorest pupils in England
The Guardian
04th July 2022
Kidscreen Article on Subtitles
Kidscreen.com
23rd June 2022
70% of 10-Year-Olds now in Learning Poverty, Unable to Read and Understand a Simple Text
The World Bank
May 2022
Let a Billion Readers (BIRD) Fly
Writing on the Wall - Annual Students’ Magazine, IIMA

01st Apr 2022
Same language subtitling as a driver of literacy
Business Standard

05th Feb 2022
Ek, Do, Teen... The heroine sings, the subtitles teach. Chitrahaar as educational tool,
Outlook India
17th May 2021
Same Language Subtitling For A Billion Readers
BW Education

01st Mar 2021 [Mention] Celebrities including Stephen Fry and Sandi Toksvig join call for subtitles to be turned on for children's TV ITV
September 2020 PlanetRead and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has been featured on our new COVID-19 Innovation Hub. COVID-19 Innovation Hub              
03rd Sep 2020 [Mention] 7 Ways to Help Your Child to Love Reading Twinkl

02nd Jul 2020 Streaming for reading The Hindu
Summer 2020 Lifelong Reading for a Billion People
Stanford Social Innovation Review

14th May 2020 [Mention] India’s coronavirus lockdown has put the spotlight back on television as an ed-tech tool

Quartz India


07th May 2020 [Mention] Coronavirus: Home education channels should be automatically subtitled - expert
Radio New Zealand (RNZ)

06th May 2020 [Mention] Call for TVNZ To Add Subtitles To Home School Programmes Scoop
21st Apr 2020
[Mention] Boost your child’s reading skills by turning on the subtitles The National UAE

20th Apr 2020 PlanetRead chosen for a Wiki: 6 Organizations Working To Improve Literacy In Children & Adults
Wiki.ezvid.com

18th Apr 2020
[Mention] An Easy Way To Help Kids Learn At Home
Forbes

12th Apr 2020
[Mention] Coronavirus: 'Add TV subtitles to boost literacy'
Tes

12th Apr 2020 

[Mention] Broadcasters children's television urged turn subtitles bid raise literacy levels
DailyMailUK

12th Apr 2020
[Mention] How lockdown TV could boost children’s literacy
The Guardian

Oct - Dec 2019 The power of the word
IMPACT
11th Sep 2019
The larger picture about inclusive programming 
The Hindu 

21st July 2019 Lights, camera, caption! Why subtitles are no longer just for the hard of hearing
The Guardian            
18th June 2019
Two-Thirds Of U.S. 4th Graders Are Not Proficient In Reading
Patch
27th May 2019 Subtitles on children's TV boost reading skills
The Times           

13th Aug 2018 How watching TV can help boost your child's reading skills
Manchester Evening News
29th July 2018 
Boosting Literacy One TV Set at a Time - If Only the State Spares the Funds
Harvard Economics Review

13th July 2018  
Boosting Literacy One TV Set at a Time - If Only the State Spares the Funds
The Wire

20th Jan 2018 
ASER 2017 Shows India's Secondary Education Sector Is Failing to Impart Basic Skills
The Wire

Dec 2017 
Noteworthy Social Entrepreneurs Year Ender 2017
The Daily Eye

25th Dec 2017
Subtitles on English content are a low hanging fruit for India's development. Seize it
Hindustan Times

27th Oct 2017
Voice Technologies Not Yet Ready to Push Literacy
Voice of America

20th Sept 2017
The unexpected way that Bollywood could help millions
BBC Future 

04th Sep 2017
"Successful Ed-Tech solutions deliver big at scale, cost and effectiveness"- Dr. Brij Kothari
Medium

04th Sep 2015
Reading for a Billion: A Simple Way to Increase Literacy in India 
The Huffington Post

29th Aug 2015
Solve Literacy, Digital Literacy Will Follow
The Huffington Post

21st July 2015
Closed Captioning Gives Literacy a Boost 
Education Week 

12th June 2015
Keeping it simple: The next technology revolution
Extreme Tech

25th April 2015
Literacy in India: A  bolly good read 
The Economist 

13th Dec 2014
A Prime Minister Gets the Innovation Ball Rolling
The Huffington Post

17th May 2014
Literacy, the Subtitle Way
The Wall Street Journal 

31st Jan 2014
Bollywood Karaoke and Same Language Subtitling to Promote Literacy
Worldbank.org

23rd Jan 2014
Spreading KNOWLEDGE
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