Wednesday, Dec 01, 2021

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.

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Children born with congenital disabilities, believed to have been caused by the exposure of their parents to gas leakage in the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, along with supporters take part in a candlelight vigil to pay...

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CJI NV Ramana pays tribute to Dollar Seshadri in Tirumala.

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Darren Devlin Sidoel of SC East Bengal scores a goal during match 13 of season 8 of Indian Super League played between Odissha FC and SC East Bengal, at Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa.


Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan addresses a protest meet, organised by Left Democratic Front (LDF) against the central government, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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India's badminton player Pusarla V. Sindhu talks to the media during a press conference ahead of the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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Lead Essay

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.

Bezwada Wilson
An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest


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