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Look at the numbers: Why Digital India can’t afford internet shutdowns with slowing economy

Take a look at these numbers – 3, 5, 6, 14, 31, 79, 134, 91. These are the numbers of documented instances of internet shutdowns in India between 2012 and 2019. The 2019 number will certainly rise during the final weeks of...

Empowerment and Fragility

Zeynep Tufecki’s book, Twitter and Tear Gas, is an insightful analysis of the impact of social media on protests and social movements in today’s radically networked societies.

Pranay Kotasthane presents paper on radically networked societies for the SV Raju Festschrift

Takshashila’s Pranay Kotasthane was on a panel discussing a paper he has co-authored with Nitin Pai at the conference Liberalism  in India — Past, Present and Future, a tribute to S.V. Raju. The paper, titled Liberty & Security in Radically Networked Societies: A Challenge for Every...

Takshashila Institution launches a Centre for Smart City Governance

The Takshashila Institution launched its Centre for Smart City Governance, at a function held at Taj Vivanta, Bangalore on 10th July 2015. The centre was inaugurated by Mr. M.N. Reddi, the Commissioner of Police, Bangalore, Mr. V. Ravichandar, Chairman and Managing...

Book Chapter: Politics of Radically Networked Societies

Networked Societies and Hierarchical States: The Emerging Challenge to Political Order Nitin Pai and Sneha Shankar Conference paper in Promoting Democracy for Creating a Better and Peaceful World: Regional, National and Local Perspectives Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. Read the...

Nitin Pai gives a talk at TEDx Bangalore

Takshashila’s Nitin Pai gives a talk at TEDx Bangalore. What if your government was a network? This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Nitin Pai discusses the juxtaposition of radically networked societies...