While the new equalisation levy comes with good intentions, it could have a negative impact on Indian small and medium businesses.
The fiscal deficit, the manufacturing sector and the slowdown in exports. The Budget only scores well on one out of these three challenges.
Multinational software companies are naturally displeased with the Indian patent office’s new guidelines disallowing patents for computer programs.
Should the Freedom 251, priced at Rs. 251, be held up as a shining example of Digital India?
After largely ignoring the country for many years, why is Apple currently bullish on India? What does it have up its sleeve?
The introduction of the new 451 HTTP Error Status Code for blocked websites is a big step forward in cataloguing online censorship, especially in a country like India where access to information is routinely restricted.
Facebook says Free Basics is responsible for converting 40% of first time Internet users on its platform to paid Internet. Can it surely say so?
As TRAI looks to make a final decision, the Save the Internet movement is rallying India’s start-up ecosystem while Facebook considers independent oversight of Free Basics.
Just as Chinese Internet users do not care about content outside the Great Firewall even after it’s unblocked, Free Basics users will likely continue to use the restricted bundle of services provided by Facebook and its partners even after they convert to paid, full Internet access.
A good catalogue, Internet data caps and online piracy – Netflix has its work cut out for it in India.
The outcome document produced of the 10-year review of the World Summit on Information Society has some glaring omissions
The debate between Murthy and Facebook raises issues that speak to the larger net neutrality discussion within India.
The Government should strive to ensure that every Indian has access to the full Internet and not just some corner of it chosen by Facebook or any other technology company.
Siddhartha Kararwal emphasises his work is not political, but just his way of looking at the times we live in
The all-too-familiar tale of digital disruption that we’ve seen play out in television, transportation, accommodation and music hasn’t quite applied to the printed word.
New Delhi: Internet freedom in India has improved for the second year running, according to the latest global report on the Internet from Freedom House, a US nonprofit organisation that monitors freedom worldwide. The India section of the 2014-15 edition of Freedom on the Net – prepared by […]
After some initial reluctance, Indians have vigorously taken to buying goods online. If data is needed to confirm the general sense, online sales have grown from $0.7 billion in 2012 to $7 billion in 2015 and are expected to cross $12 billion in 2016. It is the rule […]
There’s no ‘non-natural disaster response’ legislation that explicitly defines the extent to which state actors can interfere with the provision of public services to quell unrest.
In the most predictable reaction to any re-balance of power, the Board of ICANN remains sceptical of a proposal that would make the corporation more accountable.
Narendra Modi will be mistaken if he thinks American companies will treat the NDA differently from the previous regime.
There is no need for grand digitisation projects. There are simple solutions that can make governance easy, transparent and accountable.
Modi’s one-hour long speech, which was peppered with jokes, rhetorical flourishes and history lessons, was a logical culmination of his Silicon Valley and US tour.
Modi’s method of reaching out to Silicon Valley marks a sharp difference with the approach of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Wales answers questions on zero-rating and net-neutrality, how digital connectivity will play a role in achieving global development, and access to openly available content.
Wooing the big digital players to invest in India is all very well, but Indian companies will be looking for a level playing field too