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CEPT to Set up Centre to Research Role of Internet in Social Development

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Aug 02, 2011 06:06 AM
June 20, 2011

Nishant Shah, Director (Research) at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in Bangalore who will assist the centre, said: "No one predicted the outcome of the Arab Spring, because everyone was looking at the way Internet was being used globally, not at the local level. We had the pink chaddi campaign, the anti-corruption calls of the Hazare camp, and those against sexual violence in New Delhi, but they were largely ad-hoc and temporary, and disappeared."

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A History of Transparency, Politics and Information Technologies in India

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Aug 03, 2011 09:59 AM
March 28, 2011

In this blog post, Zainab Bawa reviews the different spectrums of information, transparency and politics.

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Internet, Society & Space in Indian Cities - A Call for Peer Review

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:32 AM

Pratyush Shankar's research project on "Internet, Society & Space in Indian Cities" is a part of the Researchers @ Work Programme at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. His monograph explores the trajectories of transformation and perception of cities in India in context with the rise of Information Technologies for communication and presence of an active digital space.

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Pornography & the Law - A Call for Peer Review

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Dec 14, 2012 12:12 PM

Namita Malhotra's research project on "Pornography & the Law". is a part of the Researchers @ Work Programme at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. Her monograph is an attempt to unravel the relations between pornography, technology and the law in the shifting context of the contemporary.

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Archive and Access: Call for Review

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Dec 14, 2012 12:15 PM
November 18, 2010

The Archive and Access research project by Rochelle Pinto, Aparna Balachandran and Abhijit Bhattacharya is a part of the Researchers @ Work Programme at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. The project that attempts to look at the ways in which the notion of the archive, the role of the archivist and the relationship between the state and private archives that has undergone a transition with the emergence of Internet technologies in India has been put up for public review.

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What's in a Name? Or Why Clicktivism May Not Be Ruining Left Activism in India, At Least For Now

by Anja Kovacs — last modified Aug 02, 2011 09:25 AM

In a recent piece in the Guardian titled “Clicktivism Is Ruining Leftist Activism”, Micah White expressed severe concern that, in drawing on tactics of advertising and marketing research, digital activism is undermining “the passionate, ideological and total critique of consumer society”. His concerns are certainly shared by some in India: White's piece has been circulating on activist email lists where people noted with concern that e-activism may be replacing “the real thing” even in this country. But is the situation in India really this dire?

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Inquilab 2.0? Reflections on Online Activism in India*

by Nishant Shah — last modified Aug 02, 2011 09:25 AM

Research and activism on the Internet in India remain fledgling in spite the media hype, says Anja Kovacs in her blog post that charts online activism in India as it has emerged.

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Re:Wiring Bodies

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Sep 27, 2011 06:46 AM
September 27, 2011

Asha’s monograph is a historical research inquiry to understand the ways in which gendered bodies are shaped by the Internet imaginaries in contemporary India.

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