Paying Tribute to Eduardo Galeano


Newsclick, April 14, 2015
Eduardo Galeano, leading leftist intellectual and writer has died at the age of 74. Uruguayan Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America, (1971) is a stunning account of how imperialism works. It traces the exploitation of Latin America by colonisers, from Spain five centuries back to the US in more recent times. It's important to recall today that this book was banned for many years in different countries including Uruguay under military dictators. Galeano...

TRAI: Helping Telecom Companies Make Even More Money

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Prabir Purkayastha, April 12, 2015
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has come out with a consultation paper dated March 27, 2015. Titled Regulatory Framework for Over the Top (OTT) Services. Even a quick look at this document makes clear that this is regulatory overreach on a grand scale. TRAI is essentially claiming that every activity carried out on the internet is an Over-TheTop service and TRAI can ask for it to be licensed as a telecom service. In other words any...


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