Wednesday, Dec 01, 2021

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

The Drivers Of 2021

Dec 28, 2020 Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Explained in nine points: How all spheres of activity are undergoing sea changes in India

Look East: The Potential India-Korea Digital Tango

Dec 21, 2020 Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

It appears to be obvious that Korean digital companies should seriously look at India as an alternative to China for their manufacturing requirements.

Digital Colonization: It’s All About Market Access

India needs a Tech Acquisition Board, and support private initiatives for creation of new technologies.

Khul Ja Sim Sim: Alibaba And The 43 Apps

Dec 07, 2020 Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

The blocking of Chinese apps is not just good for national security, there are several direct economic benefits as well

Datacenters: The New Oil Rigs, And Why India Needs Them Fast

Though India was late to get into the datacenter game, it still has immense potential

23 November, 2020

Back To The Future: Why We Need To Revive Our Stunning Tech Heritage

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

It’s not agriculture, but technology that made India a great ancient power

16 November, 2020

The Bonanza Of A Citizen-Centric Benefit Delivery System

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

India needs to create a 21st-century welfare ecosystem to transform benefit delivery programs. The private sector can help.

09 November, 2020

Here’s How Both Netas And You Can Win The Entitlement Game

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

All it takes is a single website which collates everything about you, and farms out all your benefits accordingly.

02 November, 2020

The Disgusting, Deadly Downside Of ‘Being Wired’

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Wherever you are, you can’t escape the sight of ugly wires and cables snaking across lampposts, streets, houses, temples and toilets. Even Rashtrapati Bhavan is not spared.

26 October, 2020

Banned Chinese Apps Back In Cloned Avatars

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

It is critical for civil society and citizens to identify such apps and alert the government in order to maintain security and hygiene in the Indian app ecosystem.

19 October, 2020

The Narrative As A Weapon

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Weaponization of narration has been going on for thousands of years, but it has been sharpened recently by using social media as a highly efficient tool to amplify the narrations.

12 October, 2020

The Curious Case Of True Indology And Other Tweets

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Social media platforms, which have evolved into public platforms, continue to lack oversight to protect freedom of speech, and are driven by the whims and fancies of the platform owner.

05 October, 2020

Absolute Digital Monopoly, Corrupts Absolutely

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Imagine if Google stops its Map services in India, It will destroy billions of dollars’ worth of businesses built in India over Google Maps, and make millions of drivers of aggregated cab services jobless and have severe repercussions on the economy per se. This is the high time, we must develop anything of our own.

28 September, 2020

The Story Of China’s Rise To Technological And Economic Leadership

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

China has now become a leader in solar panels, electric vehicles, battery technology, telecom infrastructure, mobile apps etc, in a very short span of 15 years.

21 September, 2020

Not Just The US & Japan: The Breakthrough Technology Economies

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

This piece talks about Taiwan and South Korea's gaining prominence in becoming tech based economies.

14 September, 2020

The Government-Industry Tango for Technology Dominance By Asian Super Economies

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

In this week’s article, we go deeper into how the Japanese economies used the same principles, to emerge as major economic power. We will cover the other Asian super economies in the next week’s article.

07 September, 2020

The Fallacy Of Laissez-Faire

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

All major economic powers, including the US, Europe, Japan, Korea and now China, have extended significant helping hands to their own companies, especially technology driven companies and not mere commodity companies, to make them globally dominant corporations.

01 September, 2020

Digital Colonisation: India Needs To Shatter Technology Hegemony Of West, China

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Breaking away from Digital Colonisation would lead to India regaining its pre-eminence among global economies and bring prosperity to its people.

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Passengers carry luggage at the airport in Barcelona, Spain.

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Passengers wait in a line to receive PCR test kit at quarantine counter of the airport on their arrivals at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, western Japan. Japan confirmed on Tuesday its first case of the new...

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Staff members wearing protective gear guide passengers at the Incheon International Airport In Incheon, South Korea. South Korea's daily jump in coronavirus infections exceeded 5,000 for the first time since the start...

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Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

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Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

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T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

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