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. ← Real Net Natives Expert Consultation on Child Online Safety in...

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 CCDS film made by Aritra Bhattacharya. ←...

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...

Learning to connect

At one of CCDS’s research locations, Mahatma Phule Nagar in Bhosari, Pimpri-Chinchwad, a pilot project managed by Telxess and supported by Ford Foundation, provides free wifi to all residents for an 18-month period. Computer literacy classes are conducted...

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...