CELL PHONE NATION

  • 'Mobile phones have made India more democratic' May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Mobile phones have further strengthened the democracy in India, says Robert Jeffrey, the coauthor of 'Cell Phone Nation', a book on social impact of mobile telephony in India. "Until about 10 years ago, phones in India were meant for important people with important work to do. Not for the...
  • Excerpt: 'Cell Phone Nation' February 15, 2013

    Robin Jeffrey and Assa Doron's book Cell Phone Nation (Publisher: Hachette; Price: Rs 499; Pages: 293) analyses how mobile phones have revolutionised business, politics and ordinary life in India. An excerpt from the book: Romance, marriage and the mobile Arranged marriage, sanctioned by both sets of parents, remained a deepseated institution in...