Online response

When transposing the issue of witnessed presence to the online world Bawa talks about her experience with the blog she wrote in which she presented her ethnographic research on the squatter communities in Bombay.

To Bawa it was important to give a voice to the squatters. Even though she narrated the story in the third voice, a few times her own emotions could be heard in the report and some middle class readers of the blog started to comment that their concerns of security were not taken into account, that they were labelled in certain ways and the reactions were very emotional. Bawa solved the issues by organizing a meeting in real life and subsequently started offering other perspectives in her blog as well.