Investors’ Choice: Digital Payment Wanes, Insurtech Shines
Once the blue-eyed babies cradled by investors, are digital payment providers ceding their leadership position to incumbents offering ancillary fintech services?
Vinita Bhatia - January 01, 2023
RBI’s Unsure Walk With E-Rupee
The central bank’s discourse on CBDC is caught between its abhorrence for private digital currencies and FOMO on innovation in global financial order. Its cautious steps on e-rupee may conceptually sit well with a government that wants a digitised economy, but they put a question mark on the bank’s intent on the ground
Neeraj Thakur - December 31, 2022
When Digital Disrupts Only VC Books
The country’s digital journey started almost two decades ago. Over 100 unicorns later and consuming billions of dollars in VC money, Indian digital companies are still looking for viable profit routes. How big is the failure of India’s digital copycat start-ups?
Nishant - December 31, 2022
Preserving Data Sanctity In The Era of Surveillance
Amid rising concerns over threat to privacy due to its surveillance approach, the government must up its game with more stringent and clear data protection laws if it wants to realise its ambition of a digital India
Chitra Nair - January 01, 2023
India’s Digital Winning Like A Frankenstein
India is an aspirational digital state. It wants to belong to the connected world like a leader despite its limitations of being a low-middle-income economy, having a large number of poor people, large illiteracy levels and less-than-reliable telecom infrastructure. Will the government’s push from the top create a national digital blueprint or turn the country into Charlie Chaplin’s Feeding Machine?
Nishant - December 31, 2022
The Indian Way Of Regulating Big Tech
India wants to overhaul the mechanism through which it governs the fast-evolving tech sector and reams of data government initiatives and private sector produce. With Prime Minister Modi’s desire to imprint his muscular persona on it, the balancing act lies in its details
Kamalika Ghosh - December 31, 2022
Mahatma Gandhi believed modern technology is “machinery with only consideration of profit”. His belief is likely to have inspired Charlie Chaplin to make Modern Times, say trivia lovers.
Suchetana Ray - December 31, 2022
Privatise, Compete, Manufacture To Make India Per-Capita Positive
India must open up services to foreign investment. Let the world bring in foreign direct investment to set up best educational, financial, digital, health and legal firms in the country
Subhash Chandra Garg - October 31, 2022
The Unique Factors That Can Make India A Digital Economy Powerhouse
India has many sunshine sectors—like ecommerce, autotech, vernacular content, healthtech, fintech, edtech, creator economy, supply chain, space, defense and electric vehicles—on which its growth trajectory rests
Sandeep Aggarwal - October 31, 2022
Can Old-School Carvaan Play By The Ear?
The future of Saregama India’s hit portable offline digital music player with preloaded songs looks a bit sketchy as its audience turns digitally savvy
Pallavi Chakravorty - September 28, 2022