Publications

You can find my authored, and co-authored pieces here. I try to ensure that all of my publications are open-access. In case you find something is placed behind a paywall, please don't hesitate to email me; I will be happy to share the PDF version of the publication with you!

Academic Papers 

  1. Torsha Sarkar, Gurshabad Grover, Rajashri Seal and Neil Trivedi, Examining the Constitutionality of the Ban on Broadcast of News by Private FM and Community Radio Stations (2019) 1 NLUD Journal of Legal Studies 119 

  2. Torsha Sarkar, Privacy Through the Ages: India’s Privacy Jurisprudence in Gender and Sexuality Rights, (2022) 12 Journal of Indian Law and Society 54

Research Briefs

  1. Torsha Sarkar, Suhan S and Gurshabad Grover, Through the looking glass: Analysing transparency reports, Centre for Internet and Society (2019)

  2. Torsha Sarkar, A deep dive into content takedown timeframes, Centre for Internet and Society (2019) 


Reports


  1. Damni Kain, Shivangi Narayan, Torsha Sarkar and Gurshabad Grover, Online caste-hate speech: Pervasive discrimination and humiliation on social media, Centre for Internet and Society (2021)

  2. Torsha Sarkar, Pranav M Bidare and Gurshabad Grover, Media Market Risk Ratings: India, Centre for Internet and Society and the Global Disinformation Index (2021)

  3. [in alphabetical order] Arindrajit Basu, Gurshabad Grover, Manogna Matam, Mira Swaminathan and Torsha Sarkar, India Digital Freedom Series: Internet Shutdowns, Censorship and Surveillance, Centre for Internet and Society and the International Centre for Not-for-Profit Law (2020)

Bill comments and policy submissions

  1. [in alphabetical order] Anamika Kundu, Digvijay Singh, Divyansha Sehgal and Torsha Sarkar, Submission to the Facebook Oversight Board: Policy on Cross-checks, Centre for Internet and Society (2022) 

  2. Torsha Sarkar, Gurshabad Grover, Raghav Ahooja, Pallavi Bedi and Divyank Katira, On the legality and constitutionality of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, Centre for Internet and Society (2021)

  3. Tanvi Apte, Torsha Sarkar and Anubha Sinha, Comments and recommendations, Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021, proposed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (2021)

  4. Tanvi Apte and Torsha Sarkar, Submissions to the Facebook Oversight Board on Case 2021-008-FB-FBR (2021)

  5. Torsha Sarkar and Shweta Mohandas, Comments and recommendation on the Guidelines for Influencer Advertising on Digital Media, proposed by the Advertising Standards Council of India (2021)

  6. Torsha Sarkar and Suhan S, Comments and recommendations, Consultation on the Santa Clara Principles on Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation (2020)

  7. Torsha Sarkar and Kanav Khanna, Counter-comments, Consultation Paper on Traffic Management Practices (TMPs) and Multi-Stakeholder Body for Net Neutrality, proposed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (2020) 

  8. Samyukta Prabhu, Ambika Tandon, Torsha Sarkar and Aayush Rathi, Comments and recommendations, the National Digital Health Blueprint, 2019, proposed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (2019)

  9. Gurshabad Grover, Elonnai Hickok, Arindrajit Basu, Akriti Bopanna and Torsha Sarkar, Comments and recommendations, The Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018, proposed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (2019) 

  10. Sandeep Kumar, Torsha Sarkar, Swaraj Barooah, Gurshabad Grover, Comments and recommendations, Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, proposed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (2018)

Opinion Pieces and Magazine Articles 

  1. Torsha Sarkar, New intermediary guidelines: The good and the bad, Down to Earth Magazine (2021)

  2. Torsha Sarkar, Arindrajit Basu and Karthik Nachiappan, Regulating the marketplace of ideas, Seminar Magazine (2020)

  3. Torsha Sarkar and Gurshabad Grover, Content takedown and users’ rights, The Leaflet (2020)

  4. Torsha Sarkar, In Twitter India’s Arbitrary Suspensions, a Question of What Constitutes a Public Space, The Wire (2019) 

  5. Murali Neelakantan, Swaraj Barooah, Swagam Dasgupta and Torsha Sarkar, The National Health Stack: An Expensive, Temporary Placebo, Bloomberg Quint (2018) 

  6. Murali Neelakantan, Swaraj Barooah, Swagam Dasgupta and Torsha Sarkar, National Health Stack: Data for Data’s Sake, A Manmade Health Hazard, Bloomberg Quint (2018)

Blog-posts

  1. Raghav Ahooja and Torsha Sarkar, How (Not) to Regulate the Internet: Lessons From the Indian Subcontinent, Lawfare (2021)

  2. Shweta Mohandas and Torsha Sarkar, Finding Needles in Haystacks – Discussing the Role of Automated Filtering in the New Indian Intermediary Liability Rules, KU Leuven Centre for IP and IT (CIPIT) blog (2021)

  3. Torsha Sarkar, Right to Exclusion, Government Spaces, and Speech, Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) blog (2021)

  4. Torsha Sarkar, Remove misinformation, but be transparent please! CyberBRICS (2020)

  5. Torsha Sarkar, Why should we care about takedown timeframes? CyberBRICS (2020)

  6. Shweta Mohandas and Torsha Sarkar, Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: The use of AI in content moderation, RGNUL Student Research Review (RSSR) (2020)

  7. Torsha Sarkar, Rethinking the intermediary liability regime in India, CyberBRICS (2019)