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Blog Entry How Green is the Internet? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
by Aishwarya Panicker published Sep 23, 2016 last modified Sep 23, 2016 05:02 AM — filed under: , ,
This essay by Aishwarya Panicker is part of the 'Studying Internet in India' series. The author draws attention to the fact that there is little data, debate, analysis, and examination of the environmental impact of the internet, which is true especially for India. She explores four central issue areas. First, as the third highest country in terms of internet use, what is the current environmental impact of internet usage in India? Second, are there any regulatory provisions that give prescriptive measures to data centres and providers? Third, do any global standards exist in this regard and finally, what future steps can be taken (by the government, civil society and individuals) to address this?
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Blog Entry Indic Scripts and the Internet
by Dibyajyoti Ghosh published Jun 30, 2015 last modified Jul 10, 2015 04:23 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This post by Dibyajyoti Ghosh is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Dibyajyoti is a PhD student in the Department of English, Jadavpur University. He has four years of full-time work experience in projects which dealt with digital humanities and specially with digitisation of material in Indic scripts. In this essay, Dibyajyoti explores the effects the English language has on the Internet population of India.
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Blog Entry Locating Migrants in India’s Gig Economy: A Scoping Report
by Kaarika Das and Srravya C published Jan 04, 2022 — filed under: , , ,
Gig workers working for on-demand platform services have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Blog Entry Love in the Time of Tinder
by Nishant Shah published Oct 17, 2016 — filed under: ,
Service providers and information aggregators mine our information and share it in ways that we cannot imagine.
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Blog Entry Mobilizing Online Consensus: Net Neutrality and the India Subreddit
by Sujeet George published Sep 27, 2016 last modified Sep 27, 2016 04:52 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This essay by Sujeet George is part of the 'Studying Internet in India' series. The author offers a preliminary gesture towards understanding reddit’s usage and breadth in the Indian context. Through an analysis of the “India” subreddit and examining the manner and context in which information and ideas are shared, proposed, and debunked, the paper aspires to formulate a methodology for interrogating sites like reddit that offer the possibilities of social mediation, even as users maintain a limited amount of privacy. At the same time, to what extent can such news aggregator sites direct the ways in which opinions and news flows change course as a true marker of information generation responding to user inputs.
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Blog Entry Mock-Calling – Ironies of Outsourcing and the Aspirations of an Individual
by Sreedeep published Aug 06, 2015 last modified Aug 06, 2015 05:00 AM — filed under: , , ,
This post by Sreedeep is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. He is an independent photographer and a Fellow at the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi. In this essay, Sreedeep explores the anxieties and ironies of the unprecedented IT/BPO boom in India through the perspective and experiences of a new entrant in the industry, a decade ago. The narrative tries to capture some of the radical hedonistic consequences of the IT-burst on our lifestyles, imagination and aspirations delineated and fraught with layers of conscious deception and prolonged probation.
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Blog Entry Procurement Through Digital Platforms
by SEWA Cooperative Federation and Centre for Internet & Society published Jul 26, 2022 — filed under: ,
Procurement policies, both public and private, can play a significant role in determining inclusive market participation, particularly for informal women workers and their collective enterprises.
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Blog Entry Quarter Life Crisis: The World Wide Web turns 25 this year
by Nishant Shah published Sep 09, 2016 last modified Sep 16, 2016 01:25 PM — filed under: ,
With the unexplained ban on websites, the state seems to have stopped caring for the digital rights of its citizens.
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Blog Entry Studying Internet in India (2016): Selected Abstracts
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jul 05, 2016 last modified Jul 06, 2016 06:24 AM — filed under: , , ,
We received some great submissions and decided to select twelve abstracts, and not only ten as we planned earlier. Here are the abstracts.
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Blog Entry Studying Internet in India: Selected Abstracts
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 10, 2015 last modified Aug 28, 2015 06:53 AM — filed under: , , ,
We received thirty five engaging abstracts in response to the call for essays on 'Studying Internet in India.' Here are the ten selected abstracts. The final essays will be published from June onwards.
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