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  1. Digital technology means development is now happening outside the system – The Guardian – 7th March 2014
  2. Indian NGO wins award for educating through Bollywood subtitles – Hindustan Times – 8th November 2013
  3. Indian NGO awarded for using Bollywood films to promote literacy – The Economic Times – 8th November 2013
  4. US salutes use of Bollywood songs as literacy tool – The Times of India – 8th November 2013
  5. PlanetRead gets US award for promoting literacy using films – Ummid.com – 8th November 2013
  6. Teaching through subtitles for Bollywood films earns NGO $50,000 from Library of Congress – The American Bazaar – 13th November 2013
  7. Hindi film subtitles translate into successful literacy project for India – The National – 9th December 2013
  8. Use of film subtitles in project PlanetRead helps more than 200 million Indians learn to read – Brisbane Times and
    The Sydney Morning Herald
    14th December 2013
  9. Same Language Subtitling featured on USAID's Catalog of Innovations ver 1.0 - October 2013
  10. Same Language Subtitling: ‘karaoke’ for a well read India – The Alternative – 16th January 2013
  11. Words Fail Them – Businessworld - 10th January 2013
  12. Mobile and TV help teaching literacy in India, Switzerland and Brazil – O Globo – 16th September 2012
  13. Open channel to the formation of thousands of readers in India – O Globo - 16th September 2012
  14. PlanetRead wins “All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development” organized by USAID, World Vision and AusAID. September 7, 2012
  15. India: Learning to Read with Bollywood Karaoke - Deutsche Welle - May 22, 2012
  16. Genius happens when you plan something else - Wired.co.uk - May 10, 2012
  17. In praise of … same-language subtitling  - The Guardian - May 9, 2012
  18. Let a Billion Readers Bloom: How Bollywood Teaches Literacy in India - National Geographic - February 22, 2012
  19. Literacy Through Entertainment (Subtitles) - CHIP Intelligent Computing - January, 2012
  20. Social Innovation: Sing Yourself To Read With Bollywood - Justmeans - October 17, 2011
  21. Learning at leisure: Using entertainment education to empower the poor - CNN World - October 4, 2011
  22. Same Language Subtitling on TV, for Mass Literacy in India - Yourstory - August 7, 2011
  23. Same to same - The Hindu - April 6, 2011
  24. Music Videos Expand Literacy – The New York Times - October 30, 2010
  25. Watch and learn - How music videos are triggering a literacy boom - Boston Globe - Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010
  26. How Can India Unleash Its Entrepreneurs? - Navi Radjou - HarvardBusiness.org – 11th November, 2009
  27. Karaoke, puppets and women's lib: the new literacy - Livemint.com - The Wall Street Journal - 8th September 2009
  28. Sing a song, read along - Civil Society Online – March 2009
  29. He Who Makes Reading Inescapable - The Human Factor – March 2009
  30. Enhancing Literacy with Karaoke - Reader's Digest – March 2009
  31. Gaano Ke Madhyam Se Banayenge Saakshar (Hindi) - Bussiness Standard (Hindi) – 19th February 2009
  32. Bollywood's 'karaoke for the poor' teaches Indians to read - Telegraph.co.uk – 8th February 2009
  33. Subtitles Can Help You Read Faster, The Times of India – 2nd February 2009
  34. Eager to give but don't know where to begin? The Times of India – 18th January 2009
  35. Mahindra & Mahindra's Grant to PlanetRead (Marathi) - LokSatta – 15th January 2009
  36. Spreading Mass Literacy through Bollywood Songs - DNA – 3rd January 2009
  37. Captioning fights illiteracy in India, media access australia, issue 9, summer 2008
  38. Samaj Seva Aur Karobar Ka Naya Sangam (Hindi) - Economic Times (Hindi) – 12th December 2008
  39. And the nominees are. - Hindustan Times – 14th November 2008
  40. Eradicating illiteracy, karaoke style - Management Next – May 2008
  41. Power of subtitles - The Times of India – 6th April 2008
  42. PlanetRead joins Google, LitCam, and UNESCO to celebrate World Book Day on The Literacy Project -
    World Book Day – April 2008
  43. Same Language Subtitling on TV for Mass Literacy – The World Bank - Development Market place - DM2002 Projects
  44. Singing To Read - Same Language Subtitling on Bollywood film songs, a solution for India's illiteracy problems - Courtesy: asia! – September 2007
  45. Web resource to spread literacy - Google, UNESCO and Frankfurt Book Fair join hands
    The Hindu
    – 15th October 2006
  46. The Google Literacy project – Official Google Blog – Posted by Dr. Brij Kothari, Founder and President, PlanetRead & BookBox, Inc. – 4th October 2006
  47. Junior films documentary to boost literacy in India – The Brown Daily Herald – Brown University Newspaper – 22nd September 2006
  48. Google: Doing Good in India - BusinessWeek online – 29th August 2006
  49. Read a Song, Learn Along - A deceptively simple idea integrates literacy with popular lyrics, achieving remarkable results - India Today – 26th June 2006
  50. Google aid for literacy project - The Times of India – 18th April 2006
  51. Same Language Subtitling - Official Google Blog – Posted by Dr. Brij Kothari, Founder and President, PlanetRead – December 2005
  52. Learning is a Song, U.S. Embassy's "Span" Magazine September – October 2005
  53. Power of an idea - digital opportunity channel – 11th August 2005
  54. Easy read, The Hindu - Metro Plus - Pondicherry – 9th April 2005
  55. Social E-Challenge: Spotlight: BookBox – BASES: Business Association of Stanford Engineering Students
    – May 2004
  56. The karaoke way to literacy - GoodNewsIndia – 24th November 2003
  57. The idiot-box turns into a teacher... and entertains better - TWN Third World Network – October 2002
  58. Researcher uses TV for literacy - Gujaratplus – Wednesday, 10th January, 2001
  59. Subtitling TV songs for mass literacy - Global:Ideas:Bank
 
 
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