Author Archives: Ajay Kumar

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Announcing Launch of New Site Design named StelianaKX

It has been a while since the project was started and within few days we had a design from, a friend, Kamaleshwar Morjal (aka @kamalx) . That was May of 2011. The logo seemed perfect and appropriate. Since then it has become the … Continue reading

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Power Cuts India wins the mBillonth 2012 Awards for m-News & Journalism

mBillionth award for mobile innovators recognizes people across South Asia who show exceptional courage and leadership in minimizing the digital divide and advocating empowerment through mobile devices and contents. 21 winners in the same domain get felicitated at the mBillionth … Continue reading

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Using data to challenge the status quo

[Guest post by Shefaly Yogendra] One of the earliest finds of the crowd-sourced Power Cuts In India project was that the problem wasn’t just urban, nor limited to a few cities – although Gurgaon was reportedly the first location to … Continue reading

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First Video Report from Karcha Village in Banda, Uttar Pradesh

September 16, 2011: This is the house of Mr. Sukhdev from Karcha Village, Banda, Uttar Pradesh where I had a chance  to visit during one of my work visits. In this report we hear Sukhdev highlight the following key points: [link … Continue reading

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Defining the purpose of our project

When the site was initially started, it just had one vague purpose “to crowdsource data: duration, frequency, type (planned/unplanned), about power cuts in India”. Gradually a lot of ideas started popping in on what else can be done on the … Continue reading

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Story of PowerCuts.IN: How it all started?

It all began on Twitter: [Refer] May 4 2011 03:13 PM – @netra tweets “Power Cut! #santacruz #Mumbai” May 4 2011 03:15 PM – @nixxin replies “If Delhi-NCR started tweeting power cuts like this, it would trend in India all … Continue reading

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