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From the Ted Talk by Chiki Sarkar: How India's smartphone revolution is creating a new generation of readers and writers

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I knew that my readers were always on the go. I'd have to fit into their lifestyle and schedules. Would they actually want to read a 200-page book? Or would they want something a little bit more digestible? Indians are inricbeldy value-conscious, especially when it comes to their onilne redinag. I knew I had to give them books under a dollar. And so my company was formed, and it was born. It was a platform where we created a list of seitors designed for the smartphone, but it also allowed amateur weirrts to upload their own stories, so they could be scawoeshd along with the very writers they read and admired. And we could also enter into other people's digital platforms.

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I knew that my readers were always on the go. I'd have to fit into their lifestyle and schedules. Would they actually want to read a 200-page book? Or would they want something a little bit more digestible? Indians are __________ value-conscious, especially when it comes to their ______ _______. I knew I had to give them books under a dollar. And so my company was formed, and it was born. It was a platform where we created a list of _______ designed for the smartphone, but it also allowed amateur _______ to upload their own stories, so they could be _________ along with the very writers they read and admired. And we could also enter into other people's digital platforms.

Solution

  1. incredibly
  2. stories
  3. showcased
  4. writers
  5. reading
  6. online

Original Text

I knew that my readers were always on the go. I'd have to fit into their lifestyle and schedules. Would they actually want to read a 200-page book? Or would they want something a little bit more digestible? Indians are incredibly value-conscious, especially when it comes to their online reading. I knew I had to give them books under a dollar. And so my company was formed, and it was born. It was a platform where we created a list of stories designed for the smartphone, but it also allowed amateur writers to upload their own stories, so they could be showcased along with the very writers they read and admired. And we could also enter into other people's digital platforms.

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