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IIT Madras circular bans all  'political activities' by students: 'Muting' of voices is shocking

Feb 10, 2016

IIT Madras circular bans all 'political activities' by students: 'Muting' of voices is shocking

This is what a circular, which aims at banning all political activities in the institute, said. The circular comes less than a year after IIT Madras banned a Dalit students' movement. #BJP #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Free Speech #iit madras #AAP political bickering #Bhaskar Ramamurthi #political activities
Net Neutrality and Trai: A principle-driven fight was won today but battle for connectivity continues

Feb 08, 2016

Net Neutrality and Trai: A principle-driven fight was won today but battle for connectivity continues

With its decision on net neutrality, Trai taught us a valuable lesson – principle holds merit. The million voices of average citizens can bring about change. #facebook #Internet #InMyOpinion #TRAI #Net neutrality #Savetheinternet #Free Basics
Here are the ten steps taken by TRAI to strike down differential pricing

Feb 08, 2016

Here are the ten steps taken by TRAI to strike down differential pricing

In the last few months, the debate had shifted from net neutrality to a 'differential pricing'. While TRAI has been adamant over not relating the two terms, the issue is, in essence, the same. #facebook #HowThisWorks #Net neutrality #Free Basics #differential pricing
Price differentiation would've taken us closer to connecting 1 billion citizens: COAI on Trai ruling

Feb 08, 2016

Price differentiation would've taken us closer to connecting 1 billion citizens: COAI on Trai ruling

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) in a statement said that it was "disappointed with Trai's decision to rule out differential pricing". #facebook #India #TheySaidIt #TRAI #Airtel #COAI #Cellular Operators Association of India #Net neutrality #Free Basics #differential pricing
Disappointed with the outcome: Facebook on Trai's ruling in favour of net neutrality

Feb 08, 2016

Disappointed with the outcome: Facebook on Trai's ruling in favour of net neutrality

Facebook in an official statement said that it was "disappointed with the outcome" after Trai ruled in favour of net neutrality. #facebook #India #TheySaidIt #TRAI #telecom regulator #Net neutrality #Free Basics #differential pricing #data tariffs
I am ecstatic about TRAI's decision on Net Neutrality, but need to see fine print, says Mahesh Murthy

Feb 08, 2016

I am ecstatic about TRAI's decision on Net Neutrality, but need to see fine print, says Mahesh Murthy

Murthy termed the government’s refusal to accept Free Basics as the most progressive decision which no country in the world has taken so far. #facebook #Google #Ravi Shankar Prasad #TRAI #Mahesh Murthy #Net neutrality #Free Basics
Thank you, PM Modi: India needs free access to the internet more than it needs Free Basics

Feb 04, 2016

Thank you, PM Modi: India needs free access to the internet more than it needs Free Basics

It’s been encouraging to see TRAI stand up to Facebook while dealing with it on the issue of Free Basics. And with the PM’s office expressing its dissatisfaction, it’s a clear indication that the voice of citizens are being heard loud and clear. #Silicon Valley #Internet #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Mark Zuckerberg #Free Basics #Facebook India
WHO asks countries for age-wise ratings for films with tobacco imagery

Feb 01, 2016

WHO asks countries for age-wise ratings for films with tobacco imagery

The WHO has asked all countries, including India, to introduce age-classified ratings for films and other entertainment programmes with tobacco imagery to restrict the number of new adolescent smokers. #NewsTracker #WHO #Tobacco #Smoking #Tobacco Free Initiative
FreeCharge ties up with McDonald's for wallet

Jan 20, 2016

FreeCharge ties up with McDonald's for wallet

The service has gone live from January 14, 2016 across all these restaurants. #McDonald's #Freecharge #payments platform #On-the-Go PIN #FreeCharge wallet