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​Rethinking the Democratic Dilemma

Viewing tech giants like Facebook and Twitter as principal agents of free speech has far-reaching consequences on the health and functioning of a democracy.

Privacy and Manipulation: How Social Media Has Affected Political Discourse

As our interactions with social media and messaging apps become more and more pervasive, does our data remain private or can it be used by algorithms to tailor and manipulate our online experience?

Politics and Self-representation of Online Muslim Youth

This article is an exploration into the self-representation of online Muslim youth and their engagement with contemporary politics. It is based on an analysis of responses to tweets on the recent Bihar assembly election.

Predicament of the Social Media Ordinance

Using ordinance to protect freedom of expression from foul speech may result in damaging decent communication.

BJP’s Twitter Experiments and Tamil Resilience

While the shock and awe campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party and right-wing affiliates in Tamil Nadu social media circles has been spilling over to offline public discourse more than before, one still cannot but observe the inability of such campaigns to draw support from a wider audience.

S P Balasubrahmanyam

S P Balasubrahmanyam’s influence on the Telugu people extends beyond singing and cinema.

Vamping It Up

Rhea Chakraborty’s demonisation on the news and on social media is straight out of the vamp playbook from television serials.

​Breaking Bread

As the pandemic rages on and people are confined to their homes, many have sought comfort in baking bread, but not without documenting it on social media.

​Digital Activism and Cultural Resistance

The communication void created in the Kashmir valley in August 2019 ironically became the medium for Kashmiris to reclaim their history and memorialise their suffering.

Online Gods Ep 11: Scalable Sociality and the Logical Indian

This month we’re speaking with Daniel Miller about scalable sociality and Abhishek Mazumdar about The Logical Indian.

Online Gods Ep 10: Critiques of the Public Sphere and Fake News Busting

In this episode, we talk with Francis Cody about the public sphere and Govindraj Ethiraj about fake news busting.

Online Gods Ep 9: The Digital Age and Instagram My Life

This month we speak to Faye Ginsburg about the digital age and Waseem Shan about his Instagram account Mangalore My Life.

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