Submissions
  • Joined Jun 2011

sankarshan is interested in examining interventions of digital technology into spaces which have previously been not digitized. The topics which take most of his time include digital ID systems, biometrics, rights and privacy and equity.

Building a network security practice in your organization

Summary of panel discussion at India FOSS 2.0

About the panel With the availability of the CERT-In directions1 the conversations with SMEs indicated that cybersecurity, and especially network security, is not yet an area of focus. The panel hosted by Rootconf at India FOSS 2.0 is an attempt to highlight some of the key aspects towards building an organization culture around network security and security monitoring. more
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  • 01 Aug 2022

Is Rust ready for enterprise adoption?

Is Rust language ready for enterprise adoption - summary of BOF held at India FOSS 2.0

About the BoF session With many enterprises exploring1 the possibility of including Rust language into the design of products and services, it becomes important to discuss some of the factors which can swing this decision. Designed as a Birds-of-Feather (BoF) session, this brings together developers, senior leaders and interested members who discuss some of the key points which influence the deci… more
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  • 03 Aug 2022

Policy Reviews

Review of Telangana state's Agricultural Data Management Policy 2022

The draft version of Telangana state’s agricultural data management policy 2002 is published at https://invest.telangana.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Draft-Telangana-Agriculture-Data-Management-Policy-2022-vEnglish.pdf more
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  • 06 Aug 2022

Policy Reviews

Submission of Comments on draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022

(This review of the draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 was edited and submitted to Mr. Naveen Kumar, Director at Department of Telecommunication (DoT) as part of the consultation. The deadline for submitting comments was 10 November 2022.) more
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  • 10 Nov 2022

Doing data access and management inside organizations

Twitter spaces on Data Access and Management in Organizations

Twitter spaces on data access and management in organizations more
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  • 04 Dec 2022

India's Non-Personal Data (NPD) framework

সমষ্টিগত তথ্যের প্রস্তাবিত কাঠামো: গোড়ার-কথা

সমষ্টিগত তথ্যের প্রস্তাবিত কাঠামো: গোড়ার-কথা ব্যক্তিগত তথ্যকে ঘিরে একজন ব্যক্তিমানুষের স্বাধীনতা যাতে রক্ষিত হয় তার স্বার্থেই তাকে নিয়ন্ত্রণ করার দরকার পড়ে – কারণ, তথ্য একটা বিপজ্জনক উপাদান। প্রত্যেক মানুষের সঙ্গে সম্পর্কিত তথ্য আমাদের কাছে ধার্য হয় ব্যক্তিগত তথ্য হিসাবে। (ব্যক্তিগত তথ্যকে ঘিরে একজন ব্যক্তিমানুষের স্বাধীনতা যাতে রক্ষিত হয় তার স্বার্থেই তাকে নিয়ন্ত্রণ করার দরকার পড়ে – তথ্য একটা বিপজ্জনক উপাদান।) more
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  • 16 Feb 2021

Ten years of Hasgeek

Changing the conversation, context and culture around technology

The first time I met with the Hasgeek folks was at a HTML5 event at Pune. I think I still have the swag - a coffee mug (those were the days!) from the event. The then prevalent nature of technology conversations was around the specific innards of technology. Over the years Hasgeek has steered the conversation and context to include life - that is a significant and singular achievement. To be able… more
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  • 12 Dec 2020

Examine the role of technology in elections

Additional reading material for project

List of reading materials (including links) relevant to the project more
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  • Submitted
  • 18 May 2021
Reading list

Examine the role of technology in elections

ElectionTech project at Kaarana - May 2021 update

Discussions around new technologies and changes are often normalized based on the ubiquitous presence of the set of technology in other instances. Blockchain is a good example of such normalization - there is a perception that since it is being widely used to meet the requirements for a set of workflows, the introduction and adoption is possibly a given in another set of workflows. more
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  • 14 Jun 2021
Evidence submission

Examine the role of technology in elections

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What really happened? Discussing the mock election conducted by TSEC

Following up on our first remarks on the e-voting announcement from the Telangana State Election Commission we present a discussion around the mock election which was recently conducted. more
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  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 21 Oct 2021
Master class

Technology, Trust and Elections

One Vote Report Chapter 1 : Critical Questions

Critical Questions In recent times the proliferation of mobile application (app) ecosystems have influenced a stream of opinion pieces supporting the notion of ‘app based voting’. Often, terms such as ‘internet voting’, ‘mobile voting’ or ‘blockchain voting’ are also used. While they are not exactly used as synonyms, they do indicate the set of systems designed to enable remote voting over the in… more
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  • 17 Nov 2021

Technology, Trust and Elections

One Vote Report Chapter 2 : Technology Check point

Checkpoint for technology introduction We begin this section with a caveat that the list making up the checkpoint should be treated as a starting point from which to evaluate the introduction of technology intended for public service. It is understood, acknowledged and foreseen that this section will undergo substantial changes after contributions from experts and interdisciplinary academics1. more
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  • 17 Nov 2021

Technology, Trust and Elections

One Vote Report Chapter 3 : Future Risks

Future Risks It is necessary to understand that systems by the very nature of their design will contain a set of risks. Deployment of such systems is based, in theory, on an evaluation of the risk i.e. the actual impact of the event along with the chances of that event occurring. It is becoming increasingly obvious that contests such as elections which are an integral part of the democratic proce… more
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  • 17 Nov 2021

Technology, Trust and Elections

One Vote Report Chapter 4 : Conclusions

Conclusions The ever-increasing presence of ‘apps’ and growth in the number of participants in the mobile software application ecosystems have created a perception of “there is an app for that”. Smart mobile devices connected to high speed data networks have resulted in ease of transacting a subset of everyday activities. There are various classes of transactions where the convenience is compleme… more
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  • 17 Nov 2021

Technology, Trust and Elections

One Vote Report Annexure

As part of this project we have been hosting webinars and conversations to explore and discuss some of the key concepts related to better understanding of the elections. The complete set of talks including links to the videos are available at the Election Tech project. more
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  • 17 Nov 2021

Technology, Trust and Elections

Additional Reading

Analysis of the Design Requirements for Remote Internet-Based E-Voting Systems link more
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  • 17 Nov 2021

Basecamp

About One Vote Project

Introduction One Vote is an initiative to examine a diverse set of inputs and perspectives regarding the introduction and evolution of technology as part of the elections. more
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  • 05 Apr 2022

Basecamp

The historical perspective of elections in India

The past sets the context in which to study the present. A good way to begin with an examination of elections in India is to go all the way back to the first elections. Prof Ornit Shani presents the decisive steps undertaken to create voters even before there were citizens. more
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  • 05 Apr 2022

Basecamp

Introduction of technology in Indian elections

EVMs Available information around EVMs Manual on Electronic Voting Machine and VVPAT December 2021 more
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  • 05 Apr 2022

Basecamp

Stories from around the world

add context Talk by Nanjala link Talk by Taha link more
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  • 05 Apr 2022

Basecamp

Elections and the rights of citizens

add context text about rights Shivam Shankar Singh explains how the availability of data enables more targeted outreach and can often be used to systematically disenfranchise voters who are statistically unlikely to vote for a particular political party. more
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  • 05 Apr 2022

Basecamp

Elections and Financing

add some context text Electoral Bonds – Nitin Sethi talk from Jindal event link – JC talk from Annual Conference link more
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  • 05 Apr 2022

Basecamp

Elections and Media

add context Talk from Nayantara Twitter Thread about 4 part series on AJ more
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  • 07 Apr 2022