In the book I am a Troll, Sadhavi Khosla has said BJP IT cell head Arvind Gupta sent directions to volunteers on what to post, including attacks on journalists and politicians.
While the prime minister is partly right, it isn’t the whole picture and there is certainly more than enough blame to go around.
The Modi government’s key economist believes the Rs 400 crore figure oft quoted is an old statistic and one spread by P. Chidambaram. He is wrong.
Blaming the money laundering instances on a few employees and suspending officials may deflect public and regulatory criticism but the cancer is widespread.
Contrary to global trends, economic growth in India has not led to more women joining the labour market. The International Labour Organization’s Sher Singh Verick attempts to examine the reasons behind it.
When the RBI signed off on demonetisation, its central board had the lowest number of directors in 15 years and only three truly independent directors.
Doctored videos, false news and WhatsApp hoaxes. India has it all and cannot afford to be silent during a debate on how best to fix fake news.
The protestors are working as daily wagers despite serving Banaras Hindu University for two or three decades.
India hosting the GCCS next year is a chance to consolidate its leadership in foreign policy frontiers like cyber and climate change, where the international regime is not yet on firm ground.
As their repeated appeals to the administration go unheard, these women say death seems better than this humiliation.
West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee condemned the move on Twitter, calling it an attack on federalism.
The Modi government is looking to tap into the sporting nature of most Indians, yet refuses to legalise the larger betting and lottery industry.
How does Narendra Modi’s demonetisation “surgical strike” help deal with the problem of black money in politics? The answer is simple: It doesn’t.
Either parliament has been misled by the government or claims about the supply of new currency by the RBI are flawed.
While both leaders have helped create a spectre of interactive political communication that shields the politician from any real accountability, Trump has turned immaturity into a political doctrine.
The telecom regulator also takes aim at India’s Universal Service Obligation Fund and says it should be tapped for providing free 100 MB to rural Internet users.
While citing the Wanchoo Committee’s recommendations on demonetisation, the prime minister conveniently left out that the committee was against voluntary disclosure and tax amnesty schemes.
Deposits in excess of Rs 5,000 will only be credited once, and that too after the depositor is questioned as to why the notes weren’t deposited earlier.
Trump’s protectionist policies, which will have global ripples, are bound to affect the financial stability of South Asian economies.
At stake is the eventual legal status of weapons that are activated without direct human intervention.
The greater and longer the pain of demonetisation, the greater is the degree to which one of its key premises is undermined.
Though India will be affected and the rupee may weaken, comforting levels of foreign exchange reserves will likely soften the blow. Emerging economies with high external debt measured in US$ will suffer more.
The apex bank has repeatedly said that there are enough new notes available in the banking system. But the numbers they are providing show a different reality.
The new black money disclosure scheme will start from December 17 and continue up to March 31, 2017.
Self-censorship by Amazon comes at a time when the company is worrying about regulatory and legal obstacles on the e-commerce front in India and when our political atmosphere is going through a particularly prickly phase.
Despite the hardships being faced by the working class due to the note ban, the rhetoric of fighting corruption and targeting the wealthy means they are bearing the pain in silence.
A move allegedly aimed at ending the generation of unaccounted income that has nothing to say about the funding of political parties is not credible.
The first phase of Modi’s demonetisation exercise, until December 30, 2016, could be viewed as a “sunk cost”, after which the old notes be remonetised.
What are the technical, legal and jurisdictional issues around the recent Twitter and email hacks claimed by the ‘Legion Crew’, and what can targeted entities do to better protect themselves?
India falls well short of the pre-requisites needed to become a digital economy.
The RBI’s decision to support the note ban and its flawed implementation have exacted a price from the economy in general but the poor in particular.
Tillerson played a key role in the development of the Sakhalin-I oilfield, in which ONGC Videsh Ltd is a consortium partner.
Leveraging the job creation opportunity presented by the digital economy is a ‘natural fit’ for India, with demonetisation the perfect exercise for it.
There’s pain, both private and public, as dreams begin to shatter in the prime minister’s constituency post demonetisation.
Not only are villagers unable to access timely medical care because of the lack of cash, nutrition levels are falling, making people more vulnerable to illness.
Even as the Modi government pushes India towards a digital and cashless economy, the premier body for legally resolving cyber-fraud disputes is a practically non-functioning entity.
The scheme will give tax dodgers another chance to come clean by paying 50% of tax on the junked currency deposited in banks post demonetisation.
India should look to tap increasing Chinese foreign investments and imports, as well as make travelling in India more attractive for Chinese tourists.
Digital payments are largely one-sided click-wrap agreements that come with an absence of data and legal protection.
The impact of the contractionary demand shock triggered by the note ban will gradually radiate from cash-intensive activities to virtually every sector of the economy.