Digital Rights

Undemocratic and unconstitutional advisory on section 124 of IPC
Democracy
Digital Rights
Hindutva
Radicalization

Anti-democracy guidelines on Section 124 IPC by Maharashtra government

The Maharashtra government advisory to the police on Section 124 of the Indian Penal Code make a mockery of democracy itself. Here is a translation of the five preconditions it has issued. Verbal or written, words, gestures or images or other content that expresses hate or contempt or dislike, insult or discontent or enmity or treachery […]

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Pierre Woodman filming porn in Australia
Democracy
Digital Rights
National
Women's rights

Women’s rights and porn

Porn has come under extensive criticism from feminists as well. I find this scary. Accusations vary from porn resulting in rape to porn being born from an exploitation of women. I disagree with a lot of these accusations and agree with a few, but do not see blocking of porn as an answer. More importantly, I […]

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India Against Corruption
Democracy
Digital Rights

IAC’s response to TRAI’s Consultation Paper no. 2/2015 “OTT Services”

To: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India “advqos@trai.gov.in” 19-April-2015 Kind Attn: Shri Rahul Khullar / Chairman Sir Sub: Short response of INDIA AGAINST CORRUPTION to the Authority’s consultation paper no. 2/2015 Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top (OTT) services dated 27th March, 2015 On behalf of the India Against Corruption jan andolan “IAC”, I respond to the […]

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Net Neutrality for India
Democracy
Digital Rights

Net Neutrality is important. Pay attention here #NetNeutrality

This post explains Net neutrality and the challenge facing it in India for all of you who can’t exactly figure out what is going on. This is not intended to be comprehensive, but it gives you the bare bones of the issue and ideas on how to find out more to form your own opinion. Net […]

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Democracy
Digital Rights
Media
National
Politics & Political Commentary

#NetNeutrality and the human on the street

Even without adding #NetNeutrality to the mix, the relationship between the average consumer and any telecom services provider in India is a tetchy one at best. Irrespective of whether you opt for prepaid or post-paid services, you seem to be forever haggling over available services and the pricing thereof, and, later, about the quality of […]

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