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The Zen of Pad.ma: 10 Lessons Learned from Running Open Access Online Video Archives in India and beyond
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Jan 28, 2016 last modified Jan 28, 2016 08:25 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Sebastian Lütgert and Jan Gerber, the co-initiators of, and the artists/programmers behind the pad.ma (Public Access Digital Media Archive) project will deliver a lecture at CIS on Wednesday, February 03, 6 pm, on their experiences of learnings from running open access online video archives in Germany, India, and Turkey. Please join us for coffee and vada at 5:30 pm.
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Blog Entry WhatsApps with fireworks, apps with diyas: Why Diwali needs to go beyond digital
by Nishant Shah published Nov 23, 2015 — filed under: ,
The idea of a 'digital' Diwali reduces our social relationships to a ledger of give and take. The last fortnight, I have been bombarded with advertisements selling the idea of a “Digital Diwali”. We have become so used to the idea that everything that is digital is modern, better and more efficient.
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Porn block in India sparks outrage
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
India’s government has triggered a storm of protest after blocking 857 alleged pornography websites, with privacy and internet freedom campaigners, as well as consumers, condemning the move as arbitrary and unlawful.
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Porn ban: People will soon learn to circumvent ISPs and govt orders, expert says
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
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Nanny state rules porn bad for you
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
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India blocks access to 857 porn sites
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them.
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Blog Entry 'Originality,' 'Authenticity,' and 'Experimentation': Understanding Tagore’s Music on YouTube
by Ipsita Sengupta published Jul 27, 2015 last modified Jul 07, 2016 02:18 AM — filed under: , ,
This post by Ipsita Sengupta is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. In this essay, she explores the responses to various renditions of songs composed by Rabindranath Tagore available on YouTube and the questions they raise regarding online listening cultures and ideas of authorship of music.
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Corporate push to Modi’s Rs.4.5-billion digital dream
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 16, 2015 — filed under: ,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Rs. 4.5-billion digital dream seems to find favour with the corporate world, which calls it a “very progressive step” and “massive tech push”.
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Only digital sex, please
by Prasad Krishna published May 31, 2015 last modified Jun 15, 2015 01:38 AM — filed under: ,
Many Indian men are getting so dependent on digital sex and online pornography that they can’t handle real relationships. And a new book says this is happening the world over. Prasun Chandhuri and Avijit Chatterjee turn the spotlight on the trend
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Minds that (should) matter
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 03, 2015 last modified Feb 26, 2015 04:34 PM — filed under: , ,
Thinkers who best explain a rapidly-changing India to the world (and the world to India).
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