Monthly Archives: February 2012

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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