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Inside the world of India’s badass girl gamers

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2015 - 13:42 | 5,572 views
If there’s anything I love with a passion, it’s kicking serious ass. Which is probably why, as an 8 year old, Dangerous Dave inspired equal amounts of angst and satisfaction in me. In this simple 8-bit videogame, I overcame obstacles and struggled through levels, overusing my jetpack privileges and never quite pressing the Alt-key fast enough. Okay, maybe I wasn’t a particularly good player, but...

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Digital storytelling: Animating personal and political narratives

Posted Tue 29 Apr 2014 - 11:59 | 2,163 views

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Peeping Tom Porn and Privacy

Posted Tue 8 Apr 2014 - 12:50 | 5,755 views
A couple makes out inside a cyber cafe cubicle in a city crunched for space and privacy. A woman bathes and changes clothes inside her hotel room. A honeymooning couple films its first time together, possibly to preserve the memories for a lifetime. All of them are oblivious to either being captured by hidden cameras or the possibility of their footage being leaked online. Voyeuristic websites...

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Namita Aavriti: Through a freedom of speech and privacy laws lens

Posted Sun 6 Apr 2014 - 15:56 | 1,944 views
Namita Aavriti of the Alternative Law Forum speaking on the petition filed in the Supreme Court seeking a ban on online pornography from the prism of freedom of speech and privacy laws. She was speaking at the "Tangled, Like Wool" meeting held in New Delhi on January 28, 2014 as a part of the EROTICS India project.

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Hooked on: Sex work and mobile phones

Posted Thu 3 Apr 2014 - 12:19 | 7,209 views
Street-based sex workers manage all business over the phone. Clients arrange their visits after confirming the sex workers’ availability via mobile phones. Sex workers communicate easily with outstation clients and their maalaks (literally meaning “masters”, often regular customers who have graduated into lovers), without the fear of prying eyes. Being constantly connected also helps build client...

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Decoding India’s Proposed Online Porn Ban – II

Posted Mon 17 Mar 2014 - 15:57 | 4,679 views
This is the third in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Tangled, Like Wool” meeting held in New Delhi in January 2014.

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“Where else would women go if not the internet?”

Posted Thu 16 Jan 2014 - 12:32 | 2,691 views
Urban Indian women use the Internet to learn about sex and sexuality while negotiating the thin line between finding intimacy and encountering harm. This is the sixth in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Connect Your Rights!” meeting held in Mumbai in November 2013. The meeting explored topics such as tools to combat violence against women, pornography, sexuality, and freedoms and...

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Interview: Adolescent Girls’ Mobile Phone Use in Bihar, Jharkhand, UP

Posted Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 13:45 | 2,615 views
Human rights organisation CREA conducted a study in Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh last year to assess the feasibility of delivering sexual and reproductive health information through mobile phones to adolescent girls. The study was a part of the “It’s My Body” programme held in collaboration with 15 local community-based organisations for girls aged 12 to 18 years. The findings of the study...

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Sex work and the internet

Posted Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 13:05 | 5,035 views
Sex workers are increasingly using the Internet for finding business, organising themselves, and fighting for their rights. However, the online space is not without some of the hindrances of the offline one. This is the fifth in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Connect Your Rights!” meeting held in Mumbai in November 2013. The meeting explored topics such as tools to combat violence...

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Decoding India’s Proposed Online Porn Ban – I

Posted Wed 18 Dec 2013 - 15:14 | 8,228 views
This is the fourth in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Connect Your Rights!” meeting held in Mumbai in November 2013. The meeting explored topics such as tools to combat violence against women, pornography, sexuality, and freedoms and risks in the online world.