Zopadpatti re!

CCDS conducts media literacy workshops that not only help socially-excluded urban communities understand and use the internet, but also represent their voice online by creating their own content. ← Phule Nagar:...

Phule Nagar: Connected

In a pilot project aimed at addressing digital inequality in urban India, 1200 low-income and socially-excluded households in Phule Nagar, Pune, have free WiFi internet access. To overcome barriers of age, gender, education and ICT skills, a computer and internet...

Real Net Natives

For young male internet users from low-income urban settlements, the real and the virtual have fused. Online, caste, income, educational and occupational barriers can be transcended, the distance between genders bridged. A film by Aritra Bhattacharya, produced by...

Mee, Aai Ani Internet

CCDS’s research on barriers to internet access reveals that only one in 10 women from low-income, socially-excluded urban communities were online in 2014, as against 3 out of 10 men. Priya is one of the few women to have not just the resources, but the freedom,...

The unseen divide

India’s digital revolution is not carrying along the visually disabled. In this CCDS film the visually disabled students of Pune University recount how they struggle to download cracked versions of expensive screen-reading programs, how they’re barred from...