Stories from the margins

How low-income and socially-marginalised urban communities find their way online
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Sabka Internet: Facebook Family

The internet has brought a sense of freedom, sharing and belonging to the transgender community. This film made by Disha Kene explores the barriers she and some of her friends have overcome to get online, how they have learnt their way around the internet and how...

Inter-faith and inter-net: A love story

Love blossoms amidst adversity in a Pune settlement, and the internet keeps it alive Satish B's love life is intertwined with the internet in ways he did not foresee a couple of years ago. In love with Z (names changed to protect identity), the 19-year-old boy relies...

The liberation of the virtual space

Transgender Disha Kene discusses the joys of the inclusive virtual space and social networks, which allow TGs to be and do what they cannot in real life "Communication and social networking have become so much part of our lives that my friends wouldn't mind foregoing...

The internet is a lifeline for transgenders

Dhun, a transgender makeup professional, discusses the importance of the internet for her identity, social support systems, and livelihood Twenty-four-year-old Dhun, a makeup and mehendi artist in Pune, changes her WhatsApp profile pic rather frequently, sometimes two...

Admissions online!

A transparent online application process helped thousands of children from disadvantaged backgrounds gain admission to Pune schools under the 25% reservation under the RTE Act

Mental karta hai: Mobility in the margins

Anthropologist Nimmi Rangaswamy discusses how internet technologies operate in the informal environment of urban Indian slums, how teenagers have become the gatekeepers of this technology, and how Facebook is changing their lives and aspirations.

Dancing with the internet

The internet has been 'dancer boy' Akash Singh Junior's constant companion, teacher and guide for the last 3 years. A video story from Ambedkarnagar basti in Pune.