Subramaniam Vincent : All Things Public
Oct 01 2004
Radio policy: untying the knots

The government continues to defy the Supreme Court's orders on establishing more free and better regulated broadcasting. At the same time, its sky-high license fees have driven profit out of the industry. Subramaniam Vincent notes the knots the Broadcasting Ministry has tied itself into.

Aug 01 2004
The pressure for accountability
Citizens and government are thinking differently about each other on access to information, notes Subramaniam Vincent. The Central law in the next challenge.
Aug 01 2004
One step forward, two steps back
Subramaniam Vincent follows the intrigue, as New Delhi seeks to weaken Right to Information laws on the one hand, and receives a proposal to strengthen RTI at the same time.
Jul 01 2004
Unshackle FM radio
Compelled by civil society and the courts, New Delhi recently took steps on opening up the airwaves to the non-commercial sector, but not quickly or broadly enough, says Subramaniam Vincent.
Oct 01 2003
At home, at work
Subramaniam Vincent recounts his experiences on paying living wages for domestic labour, even as benefits for unorganized sector workers are beginning to appear on the radar screen of governments in India.
Jul 01 2003
Better, not just different
The distinction between making government work, and making government change, is an important one, and groups following the two approaches need not be at odds, says Subramaniam Vincent

Hello and welcome

I am a co-founder of India Together and one of the lead editors of this publication. I believe that an original purpose of journalism is to cover society in proportion to its many realities and provide information to citizens so that they may be free and self-governing.

Some of my recent writing has been through editorials that I jointly pen with Ashwin Mahesh, friend, co-founder and fellow lead editor. You'll find these here. I also interview leaders in civil society from time to time and pursue a separate interest in radio broadcasting. You'll find my radio productions here.

Along with Meera K, I am co-founder and editor at Citizen Matters, a local news print and online magazine for Bangalore. I am Managing Director at Oorvani Media, the startup firm that publishes Citizen Matters. My articles in Citizen Matters are archived here.

Whenever I am able to find the time, I give guest lectures and seminars on journalism and online media for post-graduate students. I have taught at the Sarojini Naidu School at the University of Hyderabad and the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore.

Prior to 2008, I have undertaken select consulting projects in the technology/development sphere from time to time. I helped conduct India's first ever industry study of Wi-Fi technology, it's opportunities and challenges, with Tonse Telecom, a Bangalore-based research and analysis firm. The 60-page report was released in February 2007.

During 2005-6, I consulted with Cornell University's Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise on online journalism for Base of the Pyramid (BOP) projects. During 2003, I jointly led the development of a municipal services forms and publications system for the Bangalore City Corporation.