Cryptos are beginning to play a critical role in Web 3.0. Given the potential negative impact of crypto, it would perhaps be judicious to create a crypto SEZ in India to enable the development of talent and tapping of the Web 3.0 global market.
It is critical to protect our networks from adversarial attacks. Hence the upcoming BharatNet project, which is one of the world’s largest communication projects, must explicitly promote as many indigenous components and products as is being m..
India needs to deliberate on why we do not have a dynamic ecosystem of GovTech startups. Not having large GovTechs is a national loss.
VC’s are being blamed for failures in corporate governance in promising startups. However, such blames may be misplaced given the limited oversight that VC’s and other funding agencies such as banks have.
It is critical to factor in non-kinetic warfare into our war games, so as to provide the people and the industries with a playbook to face and mitigate non-kinetic aspects of warfare.
The recent events at BharatPe signal the coming of age of Indian startup ecosystem, where all the checks and balances mirroring those of large established corporate houses are coming into play, to keep the ecosystem in good stead.
The government has been charging a tax on digital payments while promoting digital payments. It is high time that GST on payments is removed as it is tantamount to a tax on a tax paid purchase and inhibits the growth of digital payments.
Judicial intervention leading to banning vehicles based on their age is unprecedented globally and would lead to enormous value destruction. If the aim is to reduce pollution, then emissions should be the criteria. Wanton destruction of privat..
Quick, appropriate regulatory frameworks that respond to technological changes and innovations are in themselves a significant source of value creation in an economy.
Startups by definition challenge the boundaries of current regulatory frameworks. However, nations that have been flexible from a regulatory perspective have had larger number high impact startups. India needs to have a clear, centralised mech..
With so many challenges, regulating cryptos becomes a tough job. On the other hand, it is also difficult to ban the march of technology.
Starting in a week, the India Internet Governance Forum of IndiaIGF.in is critical as it will provide a platform to debate the significant issues that hamper the growth of the Internet in India.
The Supreme Court passed a direction to have a three-member committee to continue the probe into the case. It is important to understand the ramifications of this direction and the larger impact of the Pegasus snooping issue.
India IGF is being held in the second week of November, under the aegis of the UN IGF. The platform has been host to fierce digital geopolitics that has protected the freedom of the Internet and has defined how we use it for our work and life...
It is critical to roll out digital infrastructure along with the Gatishakti program so as to be able to support the growth of the country. Not doing so would be an enormous economic loss for the nation.
Many state governments have been on a spree to ban online gaming. However, one of the bans has been overturned by the court and in other cases, the government is considering regulatory frameworks that make online gaming safer. Regulating onlin..
What should be of greater concern to the Americans is not the withdrawal of its military from Afghanistan but the exit of its automakers from the Indian market. It may be an indicator of the weakening of the competitiveness of US manufacturing.
Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya
Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya
The author is the president of Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research.