Google India has taken the initiative of working with various stake holders of the internet eco system in India to grow Indian Languages on the internet. Through this effort India is expected to from the internet user base from the current 250 million to 500 million by 2017, majority of whom will be from mobile internet users.
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt’s recent visit to Delhi got a lot of coverage for India’s internet in the world press. Unfortunately they were not very positive noises.
The most common gateway to information on the internet namely Google is on the receiving end from various governments – the ones democratically or otherwise elected. When it comes to not taking criticism most governments behave the same. Google has released new data for its Transparency Report, which provides details of government requests to takedown content across the company’s websites and services.
In an interview to Washington Post, “Google’s Eric Schmidt: Top 10 Reasons Bureaucrats Drive Me Nuts“, you get to read about what Eric Schmidt thinks of the US goverment. In India, Nandan Nilekani is one technocrat who has gone the from outside to inside the government. He never complains of the red tape he comes across, at least not in public.