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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

India's Pusarla V. Sindhu celebrates after scoring a point against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi during their women's singles badminton semifinal match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

A healthcare worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test in view of the threat of the new variant (Omicron) of the virus, at a railway station in Patna.

PTI Photo

Beach side temporary shops covered by polythene sheets in the wake of Cyclone Jawad, in Puri.

PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and others during BJP election campaign rally, ahead of state Assembly polls in 2022, in Dehradun.

PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a BJP election campaign rally, ahead of state Assembly polls in 2022, in Dehradun.

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

Aamir Shaikh
Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Uttar Pradesh

Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

Ashutosh Sharma
Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation


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.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

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.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

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.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh