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Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

The Digital Armours For Covid

May 03, 2021 Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

India needs to urgently build a robust, scalable emergency response system that can crowd-source resources of all kinds from within the country and from around the world.

The Tyranny Of The Cyber Cops

Apr 26, 2021 Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Recent action by Bengaluru cyber cell wherein they blocked the nodal account of a fintech startup, destroying the value of the startup, demonstrates the urgent need for safe-harbour regulations for protecting fintech and to increase training for the cyber cops.

Terrorism In Cyberistan

Cyberterrorism is now real and will grow in severity. Urgent steps need to be taken to protect ourselves and to evolve a response protocol.

Pakistan And The Curious Case Of Rollback Khan

Apr 12, 2021 Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Pakistan had to acquiesce to importing sugar and cotton from India, against the wishes of its internal stakeholders. India needs to secure its supply chains to avoid a similar situation.

Institutionalizing Technology Acquisition – Not A Flight Of Fancy

From technology comes wealth. Hence there is an urgent need for technology acquisition in an institutionalized manner and also focus on urgently acquiring Embraer of Brazil.

30 March, 2021

Cybersecurity In Quad-Ratic Equation

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

India, Australia, the US & Japan continue to face cyberattacks from China. Can the Quad grouping provide an effective platform for cybersecurity alliance?

22 March, 2021

Indian Cities – Is Being Smart Good Enough?

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Smart cities, or their new avatar, Smarter Cities, are touted as a panacea for all ills of a city.

15 March, 2021

Building Smart Cities– The India Way

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Education being a service with an inelastic demand, is a perfect candidate for being the economic activity around which new cities can be built.

08 March, 2021

Standards And Internet – The Cornerstones For Digital Sovereignty

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

As Information Technology is playing an increasingly important role in India's economy, it becomes imperative to identify the issues of Digital Sovereignty and to formulate appropriate policies to ensure our Digital Sovereignty.

01 March, 2021

How Can India Avoid Jobless Growth?

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Extreme automation is leading to massive job destruction globally. But can India escape this phenomenon through focused policy interventions such that, unlike in the past, GDP growth also leads to job creation?

22 February, 2021

Next Generation Governance: Service-Oriented Administration (SOA)

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Governments need to move from the current framework of a Tax Oriented Administration (TOA) to a Service Oriented Administration (SOA), wherein, a significant amount of government revenues come from services rendered rather than from taxes

15 February, 2021

The Cryptic Craze About Crypto

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

There are several critical reasons for which cryptocurrencies need to be highly regulated in India unless it is a sovereign cryptocurrency.

09 February, 2021

Digital Sovereignty: Who Died And Made Twitter Emperor Of The World?

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

The cocky challenges to India by digital monopolies need to be addressed quickly

02 February, 2021

Why This Kolavari – The Budget And Digital Payments

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

The budget appears to have done an excellent balancing act between the acute pressures of government spending needed at this time of the pandemic. However, the budget seems to continue the regime of penalising all non-UPI stack digital payment mechanisms.

25 January, 2021

The WhatsApp Gun And The Indian Digital Bullet

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

India needs to build a messaging interoperability platform that would allow messages to be exchanged cross-platform, providing true choice to digital citizens globally. It would also provide the tool of digital diplomacy for its foreign policy.

17 January, 2021

Nidhi Razdan, Phishing, And Three Hard Lessons

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Phishing has become such a sophisticated form of social attack that even seasoned journalists are taken for a ride.

11 January, 2021

What’s Up With WhatsApp?

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

It is time we start working towards an ‘atmanirbhar’ digital India, and formulate regulations that protect citizens from predatory digital monopolies.

05 January, 2021

Non-Tax Revenue Generation, Leveraging Digital

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Basic economics shows that indirect taxation distorts the economy and how direct taxation is discriminatory in nature, as many are outside the purview of direct taxes.

Photo Gallery

A health worker collects a swab sample from a traveler to test for COVID-19 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai.

AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leaves after attending Congress Working Committee meeting at AICC HQ in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Kamal Singh

A crane being used to lift an idol of Goddess Durga after immersion to prevent pollution in River Ganga in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

Children dressed as Lord Rama, Bharat, Lakshmana and Shatrughan during Nati Imli Bharat Milap Leela, in Varanasi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia offers his prayers at Ram Tirth temple, in Amritsar.

PTI Photo

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


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