Replug: Stories you might have missed from the week gone by

GN Bureau | April 18, 2015


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Here are five special stories you must read this weekend:

 

  • What is Net Neutrality

Debate about net neutrality is trending across the internet. At present, we are enjoying the internet as free and as full as possible. However, the telecom regulatory in India is recommending that it should change and that users will have to shell out more. Mobile operators are recommending the regulation of certain apps and services like Whatsapp, YouTube, Skype, etc. This means that if it happens, we will be charged separately for using them even if we have paid for the internet data packs. READ:  Everything you want to know about net neutrality
 

  • In conversation with Arundhati Roy:

“Good days have definitely come for the rich,” says writer Arundhati Roy in an exclusive interview with Governance Now on the sidelines of the 10th annual Cinema of Resistance film festival. READ:  Full interview here
 

  • Section 66A

Meet the DU law student Shreya Singhal, one of the petitioners whose PIL led to the scrapping of Section 66A of IT Act by SC.
READ: Fighting for freedom of speech
 
 

  • Rahul Returns

Rahul Gandhi’s disappearance and reappearance have led to much discussion and debate. That is surprising, because he is a leader far outshined by his mother, in a party far outshined by Modi’s strident BJP. In other words, the leader No 2 of the party No 2 does not carry as much weight as it seems to a large section of Congress workers. Will Rahul’s presence make as much news as his absence did?
READ: Beyond the return of the prodigal
 

  • Column

In a changing, maturing India, where stability and progress trump other considerations, zero tolerance for communal drum-beating is all the more important.
READ:  ISIS and lessons in multiculturalism



 

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