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Good old Doordarshan or DD has found a way to stay relevant—an app that lets you watch TV on your smartphone. Without data. Of DD’s myriad problems, tech is the last

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Telecom companies can’t be more frustratingly unavailable when you need internet on the go. But Arun, a 59-year-old farmer and local businessman in Jalandhar, Punjab watches glitch-free agricultural programmes on a mobile application where internet connectivity is patchy. Arun, though, doesn’t use data to stream content. He has been live streaming television on his smartphone,…

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