“Tough new internet rules in India have been met with a mixed reaction from web users and online businesses. Google has warned they could threaten online freedom. The government claims they will save lives.

“The internet is my lifeline. It’s how I breathe,” says Netra Parikh as she taps away furiously on her laptop.

Ms Parikh is a self confessed internet junkie, who claims to spend more than 18 hours a day online. Such is her passion for the micro-blogging site Twitter, that she has been named by some of her fellow social networkers as India’s “Queen of Twitter”.

But recently issued guidelines, designed to regulate what can and can’t be posted online in India are a huge cause of concern for Netra.”

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