Lovebirds and their tech connect
Even as the debate on Net neutrality rages, I see a possibility of many Internets and their customization, packaging and new colonization. Two tribal girls from the villages of Baran in Rajasthan have taught me that there is a possibility of community Internet—made, run and maintained by local communities by and for themselves.
About five years ago, I went to Baran for the first time and the destination was Sankalp Sansthan, a non-profit organization that works mostly with Bheel and Sahariya tribes, who include thousands of landless daily wagers and bonded labourers. Based in Mamoni village in Kishanganj block,