Global Threats to Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted strong net neutrality rules that should prevent cable and phone companies from creating fast and slow lanes on the Internet. But policy makers in other parts of the world, particularly in Europe and India, are considering very different kinds of rules that could hurt consumers and start-up Internet businesses.…

Freedom To Offend

The valedictory flag marches around the Supreme Court’s striking down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act greatly exaggerates the immediate benefit that will flow to those with a passion for free speech. While it will surely keep kids who disapprove of traffic stopping political funerals out of jail, it won’t necessarily allow us to…

India does not need net neutrality

A consultation paper issued by the TRAI has in recent weeks triggered a misguided campaign to “Save the Internet”. The hype around “net neutrality” has been such that standup comics to 24×7 TV Studio talking-heads have hopped on the bandwagon with little understanding of the underlying issues. The TRAI consultation paper on “net neutrality” and…

Edu Startup to help students tackle Entrance examination

To help students from Kerala crack the Engineering and Medical examinations, a group of Kochi based Entrepreneurs have launched an Education startup, ‘entri.Me’. “We are a bunch of engineers who quit our jobs to help students tackle Kerala Engineering and Medical exams effortlessly,” Mohammed Hishamuddin, Founder entri.Me, said in a release. “The aim of such a…