Why India’s Net Neutrality Activists Hate Facebook

As the fight over net neutrality in the U.S. reaches the litigation phase, India’s version of the battle over Internet rules is just heating up. The situation on the subcontinent shares some similarities with its American counterpart: a backlash against a regulator who seems to favor telecommunications companies over Web-based rivals, an activist-led campaign to…

Postcards of change: www.chandauli.com

In October last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited a village in Rajasthan’s Alwar district. Again, in the middle of a raging debate on Net neutrality, he mentioned that trip. Uma Vishnu finds out why Chandauli Hajrat Sapwan is a Dabangg-style police officer, complete with dark glasses and a cap. He soon gets bored of…

Microsoft launches cloud solution for education sector

Information Technology (IT) player Microsoft India on Tuesday launched Edu-Cloud — a cloud computing-based solution that facilitates digital learning and teaching for educational institutions. The company announced that Sri Chaitanya Schools — an institution with a pan-Indian network — will adopt the Edu-Cloud for its teachers and students in 80 schools. As a part of…

eGovWatch: Haryana to provide digital infrastructure as a utility

The Haryana government launched seven e-services and software applications in a measure to provide hassle free and graft-free administration to the people of the state. Launching the services in Panchkula, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the e-services would help translate the dream of ‘Digital Haryana’ into reality. ‘Digital Haryana’ would seek to provide digital…

MP introduces digital locker for paperless governance

Facility of digital locker has been introduced by the state government to consolidate concept of paperless governance in the state . Space will be made available to every citizen on government cloud where one can safely store his scanned or digitalized copies of important documents including academic certificates, driving licence and passport among others. A…

Freedom with responsibility!

Many governments, fearful of this lack of control, are trying hard to restore or fortify barriers to trace, block, target and censor those who offer an alternative view or champion the truth. While checks and balances are required to ensure equity and avoid misuse, it is important to be vigilant about media freedom. Clearly, even…