What Free Basics did not intend to do

In its aggressive campaign for Free Basics, couched in simplistic developmental language, Facebook underestimated the political sophistication of the Indian public. It must be regretting it now. The social networking service’s reportedly Rs. 100-crore campaign, through double full-page newspaper advertisements, billboards and television, appears simply to have congealed public opinion against Free Basics. Everyone seems…

‘Social media a crucial platform to connect with govt’

The National Youth Summit, ‘EVOKE-2016’, commenced at Chandigarh University here today.Speakers at the event included Hamirpur MP and secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India Anurag Thakur, Chandigarh SSP Sukhchain Singh Gill and New York-based fashion designer Sanjana Jon.Talking on the topic, ‘Social Media Dialogue- The Roadmap from Chaos to Consensus’, Thakur…