Dear All: I finally managed to upload the video of my talk and Q&A at IIM-Indore on 1st Sept ’11…Here is the entire playlist (also below):
These are my favourites of the lot:
Interestingly, in an Op-Ed for Pioneer written a few days later, Shashi Shekhar made a point very similar to the one I mentioned in the Open Government, Information and RTI clip (emphasis added):
Hard questions need to be asked on why the focus of the RTI Act was not on creating an open Government where information was freely available, thus eliminating the need for both vigilante activism seeking information and eliminating the need for gatekeepers controlling information.
As he mentions, the focus of RTI Act should not have been
…on creating conditions for activism but on fixing the systems and processes of the Government to ensure that information was freely available by default.
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