The media in India was reporting last month this supposedly feel-good story that the country now has 100 million active Internet users. But if you read more closely, you realized that they were defining ‘active’ as using the net once a month.
If you were counting only people who accessed the Internet at least once every other day, the number drops to 48 million. That’s 4 percent of the Indian population. On the other hand, India now has over 900 million mobile phone subscriptions.