Manjula Selvarajah

Tech Columnist

Manjula Selvarajah is a journalist, producer and syndicated tech columnist for CBC Radio One. In her former role, she was vice president marketing at a Toronto-based tech startup and holds an engineering degree from Queen’s University. Send your story ideas to

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Canadian Nobel scientist's deletion from Wikipedia points to wider bias, study finds

A new study shows volunteer editors nominate women’s pages on Wikipedia for deletion at a higher rate than men’s pages. CBC's Manjula Selvarajah looks at why that happens and why it matters.

How a Tamil woman's sex toy company is breaking taboos in the South Asian community

A sex toy company and blog started by two Tamil-Canadians is helping women embrace their sexuality in a community traditionally known for shying away from conversations about sex.

How an Asian LGBTQ group in Toronto is helping youth feel comfortable in their skin

When You’re Ready is an eight-week-long culturally sensitive program held several times a year that prepares young LGBTQ Asians, 29 and under, for living authentically, giving them tools to handle the stress and navigate the repercussions.

How 2 Toronto women are reshaping what it means to be South Asian and taking that message worldwide

A group of young South-Asian women from the GTA has started a peer support group called Burnt Out Daughters. The group meets online to share stories about their difficulties navigating the pressures put on them by their communities around marriage, kids and aging.

Preserving culture and tradition is possible in interracial marriages, couples say

People in mixed unions have always faced many challenges. But some who spoke to CBC News for our Boldly Asian series say they work hard to incorporate their cultures into their relationships and teach their children to cherish their heritage.

How Asian artists in the GTA bring their cultural identity to their work

CBC Toronto spoke with Asian artists around the GTA about how they embrace their cultural identity in their craft.

You don't read terms of service agreements, so let a bot do it

Experts say the length and complexity of terms of service agreements deter people from reading them and warn our privacy is at risk. But here are some tips to help protect your privacy and stay informed.

Allowance apps are the modern piggy banks and they could really help your kids

Canadian youth get top marks for financial literacy but more than one in ten 15-year-olds struggle with basic financial skills. But new allowance apps can help them manage their chores and allowance.

Rise of classroom management apps makes hiding your report card obsolete

Classroom management apps, like ClassDojo, FreshGrade and Google Classroom, are popular tools in school. But some education critics have concerns, specifically when it comes to privacy.

'Franken-algorithms' and the unpredictable world of computer learning

There are concerns about whether or not the programmers building the savvy algorithms that run our lives are still in control of their creations.