Swati Mehta

Writer, editor, researcher.

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A communications professional interested in research on the intersection of technology and society.

E-mail: [email protected]

Is the Game of Thrones Telling us Something about Climate Change? - The Rules

Like millions of people across the world, I tune-in to watch the mega TV series, Game of Thrones every week. Season 5 episode 8 seemed more than just a story of Westeros to me If you haven't watched the episode 8 of season 5 or the Game of Thrones TV series yet, then please don't read beyond this point because spoilers are coming.

Poverty is created - The Rules

Poverty is created. There's no simpler way of saying it. It's as true as truth can get, but it's not very popular in the corridors of power. The story we usually hear is that poverty is natural, the fault of poor people themselves, just something we should expect as a "background condition" for the world.

9×9 online film festival - The Rules

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State of the Art Reports

The State of the Art reports provide an overview of the normative and institutional state of art of ICT-mediated citizen participation in various countries. They provide an overview of the political and civic liberties framework, the landscape of ICT-mediated citizen engagement; and delve into the implications of technology mediations for deliberative democracy and transformative citizenship.

Issue Papers & Briefs

A Citizenship in Crisis: Voice, Welfare and Other Contestations in the Digital State Anita Gurumurthy, Deepti Bharthur, Nandini Chami This paper examines the nature of e-governance in India, presents the implications of the changing nature of governance and state-citizen engagement particularly for groups at the margins, and makes suggestions for a digitalisation that strengthens participatory democracy in the country.

Blogs and articles

Greenpeace India: A decade with the Earth

We are ten! This is the simplest way of saying it. A decade of existence makes it sound a bit grand and a little old. But ten is not old, it's young and lively.

Greenpeace India
This Earth day, we made it Mahan

'We did it.' There's a cheerful ring to this phrase even without the exclaimation mark. Today's edition of the Business Standard in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bhopal and Ahmedabad has a full page ad asking our future government. 'Will you save Mahan's forest from mining?'It's a special ad on a special day.

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Home | IT for Change

As part of the Just Net Coalition, IT for Change helped develop draft input text on the human rights obligations of digital TNCs, for an international legally binding instrument on Transnational Corporations. This will be submitted to the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises...

Coal versus Forest

Story so Far. The Republic of Junglistan, a nation of those who want to save the forests from coal mining, came into being in 2011. Sheroo and Bhaloo from the Republic toured the country asking people to become citizens of Junglistan.

Ghost writing- direct mailers

Greenpeace India
First hand account of the activists' arrest in Mahan

I asked them why were they here, at this hour? They said, "You will find out soon."We woke-up to the sound of loud knocking on our door. It took us a few minutes to realize what was happening. It was around 12.00 at night.

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