Sat 19 Dec 2015 8:54AM

Working on an article about Free basics and zero rating violating net neutrality

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Hello everyone ..
As some of us may know ,the TRAI(Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) issued another consultation paper asking once again, if we want Net Neutrality. This time, it's about differential pricing - Airtel Zero and type services...
Which has led Facebook to try desperately to make a dying attempt to save its program, Freebasics: This time by campaigning on their website asking Indian users to help save its 'Free Basics' platform by signing an email to TRAI!

It has become more important than ever to try and educate the general public now about how zero rating and Free basics violate net neutrality in which ever way possible.

Therefore , myself and Fayad are currently working on an article explaining why and how Free basics and zero rating violate net neutrality ..Plan is to hopefully make a nicely written sort of article which we could then ask organizations like and kafila to circulate .. if not , we could atleast ask them to share it on twitter and facebook.. its a start.. something similar to this :

All suggestions are welcome.. Thank you!


[deactivated account] Sat 19 Dec 2015 8:56AM

myself and fayad are online right now .. anyone interested kindly join the indian pirates conference ..


Pirate Praveen Sat 19 Dec 2015 9:19AM

I suggest we make our own answers to TRAI consultation questions and make it easy for people to email TRAI like the option in


[deactivated account] Sat 19 Dec 2015 9:32AM

@praveenarimbrathod : we could do that .. but right now my hands are full.. writing an article isnt as easy as i thought .. the main problem is trying to explain the problem in as few words as possible .. thats what is taking time..


[deactivated account] Sat 19 Dec 2015 12:46PM

Latest up date so far on the article 19th Dec 2015 , 6pm :

If anyone wants to make any ammendments pl. use the strikethrough..
thank you


[deactivated account] Tue 22 Dec 2015 4:47PM

hey here is the link for the final draft that we've prepared ..
all suggestions are welcome ..those interested, kindly respond as early as possible cuz the last date of submissions to TRAI is dec 30 and we would like to publish the article asap..
Kindly check line 23 and let us know if it sounds inappropriate..
thank you :)

@praveenarimbrathod thanks! ..we used ur TOI link ;)


Fayad Fami Wed 23 Dec 2015 5:58PM

We have published the article online. I found medium to be a good platform to write so we started with it. We can use all possible ways to ensure it reaches maximum. Idea is to narrate the whole story so a person outside mainstream discussions can understand what is happening. We have curated popular links and added to it.