Editorials

  • The appification of the Indian Government

    On 16th November 2015, Power Minister, Piyush Goyal, tweeted, “Track in real time as we electrify every single one of our villages. Hold us accountable”. The minister was referring...

  • It’s a SMAC, SMAC World

    Crazy as it may sound, the entire world is going to be SMAC’ed. Now, now, I’m not a futurist, not even a technologist. But as one who often writes...

  • Railways, Connectivity and Governance

    Much abused over the years, the Railways may have another chance to connect India—and not just physically Like a lot of people who chug along a nostalgic track at...

  • Five Reasons Why Aadhaar Must Live On

    Once again, as the critical reports surrounding Aadhaar do the media rounds, some suggesting that the ambitious project can even be scrapped, I feel compelled to write about its...

  • Social Media for the Public Good

    The recent elections in India have put a laser focus on one of the hottest phenomena to hit the Internet since email: social media. There are multiple reports that...

  • Abki Baar, Technology Apaar

    When you sit down to write an edit on the very day election results in the world’s largest democracy are announced, it is hard not to be touched by...

  • Data, Data Everywhere

    Not too far into the past, most people in most places on Earth would crib: not enough bandwidth, not enough bandwidth, not enough bandwidth… Those were the days when...