Internet, unto the last

India has suddenly decided to go cashless on a war footing, so it’s imperative to take internet to every village

Destiny’s puppet

Photo Story

Kathputli Colony, home to over 3,500 street performers will soon be replaced by multi-storey buildings and malls.

Interview with advocate Prashant Bhushan


“You are destroying all the institutions meant to counter corruption”

UP in the air

Poll 2017

Varanasi, Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency, seems a trifle iffy as it goes to assembly polls in the last phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh. Governance Now does the rounds

Nirbhaya of Naliya and a Beti Bachao campaign


A sexual-exploitation racket involving BJP politicians puts the ruling party on the mat

Budget & Tourism


Five tourism zones, Incredible India 2.0 and other proposals will boost the sector, and perhaps improve India�s ranking

Cracking the Indus code


Was climate change responsible for the end of Indus Civilisation, or is there something more than meets the eye?

“Broadband in every village by Sep 2018”


Interview with JS Deepak, secretary, department of telecommunications

“Wi-Fi in rural areas needed for Digital India”


Interview with RS Sharma, chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

Mission (Im)Possible


Digital India has the potential to change the course of Indian history. Only, a holistic approach is called for

Aadhaar as foundation for cashless economy


Interview with Dr AB Pandey, CEO, UIDAI

Mobilising industry to accelerate Digital India


As challenges continue to derail the dream of a digital India, a combined effort from the industry and the government is the need of the hour

Towards a republic of bits, bytes, blazing bps


India’s internet story is no longer about tortoise pace. Transformative changes are happening and it is time we take off our blinkers.

Walking the last leg

Ground report

While we wait for last-mile solutions, setting up common services centres in villages is an easy way to ensure internet access in the rural hinterland

WTO in the age of protectionism

Letter from Europe

The world trade body cannot be wished away soon but it faces “a lot of uncertainty ahead”

On the edge: Not city, not village


Rapid urbanisation has drained the resources of periurban areas

Designing a new defence economic strategy


Reforms like private sector involvement and optionality approach can make defence procurement and indigenisation viable and ensure India�s military superiority in the subcontinent

In conversation with musician Ted Nash

On a personal note

“Nehru’s speech moved me and gave me goose bumps”