Shared access centres for computers like mom and pop cyber cafés and rural PC kiosks are main access points for a majority in India. Since 2005 the project is conducting ethnographic research to map;
Demand and usages for internet
Business and survival strategies of mom and pop cybercafes and rural PC kiosks
Socio-economic impacts due to access to computers and the internet.
We are conducting research in Mumbai slums, small towns and villages around Mumbai and Pune city
Research Interns:Nirmala Hande, Amit Vasudev, Omkar Shenolikar
- Rangaswamy, N (2009) The non-formal business of cyber cafes: a case-study from India, Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 7(2/3)
- Rangaswamy, N (2008), ' The rise of ICT for commerce in small product offerings: case studies form India', ACIS, Christchurch, December 2008
- Rangaswamy, N (2008), " Telecentres and Cybercafés: The case for ICTs in small businesses", Asian Journal of Communication,18 (4)
- Rangaswamy, N (2008), "Telecentres and Cyber cafes: A case for ICT in small business", 58th Annual International Conference of the International Communication Association, Montreal
- Rangaswamy, N (2007), "Representing the non-formal: The Business of Internet Cafes in India", International Conference on Ethnographic Praxis in Industry
- Rangaswamy, N, (2007) ICT for development and commerce: A case study of internet cafés in India, 9th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 2007.
- Rangaswamy, N, (2006) Social Entrepreneurship as Critical Agency: A study of Rural Internet kiosks, Proceedings of the International Conference on ICT and Development. 143-152, Berkeley University Press, Berkeley, CA
- Rangaswamy, N, (2003). Disruptive IT in Sought India in Shaping Technologies: SARAI reader 03, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi