Global Voices (GV) author, special interest in Rising Voices, GV Odia editor, educator and free knowledge evangelist, originally from Odisha and based in Bengaluru, India; Mozillian, long time Wikimedian, OpenGLAM Working group member and ambassador for India and currently at the Wikimedia Foundation's Program Capacity & Learning; and at the Centre for Internet and Society‘s Access To Knowledge program. Works on building partnership with GLAM institutions, universities, language research organizations, government departments and individuals for bringing more scholarly and encyclopedic content on language, culture and history under free licenses. Author of “Rising Voices: Indigenous language Digital Activism” in Digital Activism in Asia Reader; learning interests in building low cost models for academic education programs. Voiced in many language related conferences, policy and implementation discourses around open knowledge and open source.
Views expressed in my Global Voices articles are my own and do not necessarily reflect the organizations with which I work or are affiliated to. Catch me on Twitter @subhapa.
Latest posts by Subhashish Panigrahi
3 February 2017
Over the past year, free and open source communities in India have built a campaign to increase public understanding of online privacy issues both with online and public outreach events.
17 September 2016
14 September 2016
5 September 2016
28 August 2016
Tulu is spoken by 3-5 million people in the Indian states of Karnataka and Kerala, plus a sizeable diaspora living in the US and the Gulf countries.
5 August 2016
Some of the noted guests addressing the gathering include Wikimedia Foundation's newly promoted Executive Director Katherine Maher and Punjabi-language poet Surjit Patar.
20 July 2016
11 May 2016
A new bill in India has been proposed to ban anyone to call the Pakistan and China borders as "disputed areas" along with several other restrictions.
27 April 2016
While native-language Wikipedias are becoming game-changers in other parts of the world, India, in spite of having numerous languages, lags way behind. Here are a few of the reasons why.
26 February 2016
With over 196 Indian languages on the verge of extinction, Wikipedia in Indian languages could potentially preserve and revive many languages.
"As goons in black robes rampaged through the Delhi court house where Kanhaiya Kumar is being tried, they assaulted journalists not just on day one, but then once again..."
9 February 2016
Indian Telecom Regulatory Authority bans differential data pricing and Facebook's large plans for Free Basics come to an end.
7 February 2016
"We really need to grow up! Flights tend to be boring - so what if Sonu Nigam sang a song? How is that a 'security threat'?"
29 December 2015
With two weeks of public advertisements, Facebook would have got the maximum opposition in India so far in rolling a free access to its products called Free Basics.
2 October 2015
29 August 2015
Google's OCR software supports more than 248 world languages, including all the major South Asian languages, bringing together hope for the large-scale digitization of old texts.
14 August 2015
Google has created a new larger holding company Alphabet with a new CEO for Google, Sundar Pichai. Indian social media users welcome Pichai's new leadership with greetings, pun and humour.
7 August 2015
India's overreaching ban on pornography sites was lifted less than a week after it was laid down, in the wake of heavy criticism. But the mockery of government continues.
1 August 2015
12 June 2015
A mobile input app called Indic Keyboard's newest release now supports language input in 22 Asian languages including 18 Indian languages apart from English, with 54 input layouts.