BLOGS

The Privacy Timeline

Every moment we are online we are leaking data about ourselves- our likes, our dislikes, our locations, our opinions and stands.. the list is continuous. All this data we emit is being collected by the state and the corporate. They store it, control it and study it. They use it to provide you with a...

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Girls, It’s High Time We Reclaim and Participate in Holi

“Aaj Na Chodenge Bas HumJoli Khelenge Hum Holi, Khelenge Hum Holi, ChaheBheege Teri Chunariya Chahe Bheege Choli Khelenge Hum Holi” The above lines are taken from a Bollywood classic and literally translate into the hero telling the girl that he won’t spare her on the day of Holi. He insists on playing Holi with her,...

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How Indian Stamps Have Portrayed Women Through the Ages

Over the years, the Indian Postal Service has printed a little over 100 stamps that feature women and women-related issues/institutions. It may seem a lot. But as we browsed through the stamp issue calendar over the years, it was a case of few and far between. The personalities that feature on stamps range from popular...

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Digital Citizenship in The Asia Pacific

I think that our grandchildren will probably regard the distinction we make between what we call the real world and what they think of as simply the world as the quaintest and most incomprehensible thing about us. – William Gibson (Digital) Citizenship: Consider walking from one corner of the street to the other. In doing...

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[28 Feb] The Catalog: Mostly Bad News & Some Good News

At the time of writing, social media #India is experiencing one of its periodic explosions of misguided patriarchal patriotism. The online pitchfork mob has dialed the khap upto 11, mansplaining, screaming treason & issuing rape threats against a young college student for essentially saying that – war is bad. And considering the girl lost her...

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My First Experience Attending a Child Sexual Abuse Training

Two people, one man and a woman, were called on to the stage by the trainer, Uma Subramanian – Director Aarambh India and were told to impersonate a biology school teacher and brief the audience about human body and its parts. Of course, they pointed out to every part except what we call “private parts”....

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