Greetings from a cold, sunlit Delhi. Today, most of the roads around India Gate are blocked as we welcomed a row of tableaus for the Republic Day parade. It gives all Indians a chance to take pride in the progress we have made. This includes our growing leadership in information technology. But, even as we celebrate, concerns linger on an uncertain future. At present large swathes of online commentary are pessimistic in an ongoing wave of a "tech lash". This comes with good reason with growing threats to our liberties and rights from large platforms and government.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/a-republic-day-letter-from-iff/