TRAI floats consultation paper asking ‘how to ease telecom business in India?’

TRAI floats consultation paper asking ‘how to ease telecom business in India?’: In order to “ease” opening of a telecom business in India, telecom regulator TRAI is inviting comments from telcos, service providers and stakeholders asking how the existing regulations could be tweaked. The regulator is looking at simplifying or even tweaking existing license conditions,…

New breed of liberals thriving in Indian varsities: Freedom of immorality or freedom of expression

New breed of liberals thriving in Indian varsities: Freedom of immorality or freedom of expression: Universities and colleges in India have been lately busy in unique fests and shows. Strangely, although they are not academic but they are getting big support from people of all walks of life. Teachers, students, media, intellectuals, activists, NGOs etc.…

UN experts call for sensitive and timely response to online gender-based abuse

UN experts call for sensitive and timely response to online gender-based abuse: “Online gender-based abuse and violence are undeniably a scourge, and governments and companies should be taking action against it”, David Kaye, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of freedom of expression, said in a news releases that coincides with worldwide commemoration of International…

Online access, confidence and more: How ‘internet saathis’ are digitally empowering women in rural India

Online access, confidence and more: How ‘internet saathis’ are digitally empowering women in rural India: For 39-year-old Asha Kamble, a resident of Supane village in Satara, stepping out of home on her own was unthinkable before the untimely death of her husband. Now, she travels to villages across the district with a smartphone and Tab,…