Sunday, Sep 26, 2021

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Satellite Web: The Next Frontier

Sep 14, 2021 Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

India needs to urgently develop its own satellite network for providing ubiquitous high bandwidth satellite-based connectivity across the country. Ignoring this development would imply getting left behind in future space and telecom industries and continuing to be importers of such critical technologies. It would also mean losing out future high paying jobs.

Chinese Whispers: Are Banned China Companies Making A Quiet Comeback In India?

Sep 07, 2021 Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Chinese companies banned under Sec 69A of the IT Act of India, are quietly making a backdoor comeback through what could be largely termed as a “Benami” route. The menace needs to be aggressively tracked and stopped

The Assaults On Atmanirbhar Bharat

Instead of supporting Indian companies for promoting the Atmanirbhar program, on the ground, state governments actively discriminate against Indian companies. This needs to be rectified urgently.

The Age of Robotics: How Robots Will Take Over Most Aspects Of Our Lives

Aug 24, 2021 Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Robotics is an exploding market, with new players jumping in, India has a nucleus of a very successful robotics private sector, albeit still in early stages. India must focus on growing this industry to be able to serve unique Indian requirements as well as for exports.

The Quantum Supremacy?

India has already signaled its intent to develop capabilities in Quantum computing. Why is quantum computing important?

11 August, 2021

Can India Afford To Miss The Artificial Meat Bus?

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Cultured meat and its technologies are critical for a world getting deeply impacted by climate change. India can least afford to ignore this technology.

03 August, 2021

Atmanirbhar Campaign Needs An Atmanirbhar Policy For Acceleration

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Domestic industries still do not have a level playing field in government procurement. Hence the Atmanirbhar campaign needs to have an Atmanirbhar policy to accelerate self-reliance in India.

26 July, 2021

Supersonic Flight: Can India Afford Not Catching The Next Bus?

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

India is missing out completely on the next generation of passenger aircraft, which is the supersonic passenger aircraft. Such aircraft will transform aviation and India can ill-afford to sit on the side-stands while others take the lead.

13 July, 2021

Leapfrogging Indian Aviation Leveraging Embraer

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Embraer is a once in a century opportunity for India to leapfrog in the aerospace industry, and India should not be caught up in economic philosophies of how to acquire it.

06 July, 2021

Peace Prize For The Nuclear Bomb?

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

The nuclear bomb has contributed to peace for over 75 years where the United Nations has failed.

29 June, 2021

Understanding The Brave New World Of Digital Utilities

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Digital Utilities are powerful change agents that have changed the context of current regulations, thereby urgently requiring a new set of regulations for protecting our way of life and personal safety.

21 June, 2021

Can The Bird Fly To A Safe Harbour?

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Is the government justified in not treating Twitter as an intermediary and hence taking away its safe harbour protection? It requires a full understanding of the context.

15 June, 2021

The Two Sides Of The India Coin

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

There is a movement towards Central Bank Digital Currency that has the potential to transform the flow of money. However, myriad issues need to be solved before such an instrument can be brought in

07 June, 2021

The Cryptic Tales Of Tesla

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

The flip-flop of Tesla in using Bitcoin as payment for its cars, demonstrates that cryptocurrencies are still not a replacement for regular currency. However, governments need to ensure that cryptocurrency capability building continues.

31 May, 2021

Why New Social Media Rules Are Needed To Protect You And Me

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Incorrect interpretations are being made of the new regulations around social media. It is important to have the regulation to protect ourselves from the negative side of social media, for social media to flourish.

24 May, 2021

Twitter – The Judge, The Jury And The Executioner

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Twitter ceases to be an intermediary platform as soon as it censors posts. And once it does this, it becomes accountable for all other posts on its platform

17 May, 2021

The Tyranny Of Policy Fashions

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Government should not be held hostage to private-sector first policy and leverage public sector entities to get into industries that are of national importance

10 May, 2021

The Shadow Of Satellite On Negroponte Switch

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

India needs to build its own satellite infrastructure for individual and home connectivity and should not miss the bus.

Photo Gallery

A security personnel cuts the sleeve of a candidate's cloth for security purposes during the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET), in Ajmer.

PTI Photo

Indian Air Force aircrafts perform during an air show in Srinagar.

AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan

Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur inspects the Zojila Tunnel in Ladakh.

PTI Photo

Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress workers take part in a cycle rally to protest against the hike in fuel and LPG prices, in Bengaluru.

PTI Photo

Indian Air Force aircrafts perform during an air show in Srinagar.

AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan

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Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu