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I am author of the books Political Internet(Routledge, 2017), Intimate Speakers ( Fingerprint! 2017), has finished the typescript of three books—first, on Internet and sexuality; second, on the negative impacts of social media; and third, a novel—and is presently working on a narrative non-fiction with the working title Lovescape: Why India is afraid of love.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Same sex love and future of queer activism in India

Same sex love and future of queer activism in India

Women leave off their home to become men at urban cities! Men escape households to become females at cosmopolitan metros. Gay lovers are fighting to escape the oppressiveness of hetero-normative sexuality. Lesbians are running away small towns to get open spaces in urban centers. Now, queer politics finds its momentum in India on the backdrop of Supreme Court ruling on criminalizing lesbian and gay sex under section 377 of IPC. See, my fringe thoughts on queer activism in Merinews by Biju P R.  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gossip and hate diffuse in social media sites

Gossip and hate diffuse in social media sites


Facebook has become a gossip book! Twitter a rumor place. Hate ideology grows astronomical. The nebulous character of social networking sites spread hearsay unchecked. Young people easily accept what is spreading out in platforms as true. They are forgetting the expanding rumor culture in social media sites. People easily get to believe in what is multiplying and becoming popular about so and so in platforms. They do not check for sources, credibility and authenticity of information diffusing. See, my fringe thoughts on gossip culture in social media, Merinews by Biju P R.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Can Social Media Create Social Capital for India?

Can Social Media Create Social Capital for India?

Social media platforms will boost up our feeling of togetherness.  Networks, circuits of solidarity, collaboration, we space, trust,  are increasing with the cheaper, cost free, access free and a quick social medium. See; my fringe thoughts on how social media create social capital, posted on Indiaopines by Biju P R. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Social media and the Indian middle class

Social media and the Indian middle class


Is the 160 million Indian middle class comprising the 160 million Internet subscribers? Is the Internet funneling search traffic to a middle class consumer social house? Is the social media appearing  like a shopping mall? see my fringe thoughts posted on Merinews by Biju P R

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Leveraging Social Media for Digital Agora

Leveraging Social Media for Digital Agora

Can social media create an "Agora" wherein the freeborn Greek citizens have engaged in political deliberation. Read my fringe thoughts on how social media can design a "digital Agora" in the Indian social media landscape; posted in Indiaopines by Biju P R

Class basis of social media politics | Irish Sun

Class basis of social media politics | Irish Sun

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Class basis of social media politics

Class basis of social media politics

When Facebook politician speaks arguably  to a "crowd class", Twitter speaks to "super rich" elites who are in circles where decisions are up for the masses. Now, social media politics has  a class character, and social media enriches this class configuration in Indian politics! see my column in Merinews by Biju P R

Friday, December 6, 2013

Anxieties of Indian Democracy

Anxieties of Indian Democracy

Over the six decades Indian State has undergone many changes. Prominent among them is that State withdraws from public realm and citizen largely does not feel sick! See my column in Merinews by Biju P R

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Expatriates Build Bonding Capital Through Social Media

Expatriates Build Bonding Capital Through Social Media

Is it advisable to think that peple living abroad are able to build strong-tie and bonding capital through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, etc., with home country, family and friends in India, see my fringe thoughts in Indiaopines.com by Biju P R