10 Aug '17, 10am

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MUMBAI (AFP) - The unmistakable chatter of typewriters outside courthouses and government offices will soon fall silent in India's financial capital Mumbai as stenography colleges on Friday (Aug 11) hold their final manual exams. The roughly 3,500 institutes teaching the antiquated ways of the typewriter across Maharastra state will be phased out as India pushes ahead with a drive to digitise the economy. "It is absolutely the end of an era as typewriters bite the dust due to technological innovation," Ashok Abhyankar, who runs a shorthand and typewriting institute in Mumbai, told AFP. Long relegated to the history books in the West, typewriters are still a ubiquitous feature at legal chambers, police stations and official offices in India. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up Typists are found at courthouses punching out affidavits, family deeds and oth...

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