Foreign Direct Investment: More boon than bane - 2 years ago
There is a lot of hand-wringing about whether foreign direct investment should be welcomed by India: the spectre of the East India Company and rapacious westerners still haunts us.
Artificial intelligence has just got smarter - 2 years ago
Computers are terrific at processing symbols, but not that good when it comes to figuring out their context. But a new program shows whats possible.
Mobile platforms fight it out for the future of computing - 2 years ago
Several companies are coming out with software to dominate mobile computing, but there is room for only three.
India is finally seeing the birth of alternative journalism - 2 years ago
A spontaneous movement of neutral, patriotic, non-professional citizen journalists and commentators on the Internet, the Twitterati, is rewriting norms for the media.
Corruption is damaging the value of Brand India - 2 years ago
India is turning into a banana republic. Not only politicians, but also the media, the judiciary and the armed forces are being drawn into this web of kickbacks and payoffs.
Why we are the worlds worst bunch of kowtowers - 2 years ago
Our initial response to the Meera Shankar patdown was to keep things quiet. Our own rules are replete with exceptions on who cant be frisked including a private citizen called Robert Vadra.
Chinas proxies, Pak and N Korea, are bamboozling US - 3 years ago
India has a knack of aligning with declining powers; first USSR and now the US. Instead of playing second fiddle to the US, India should aspire to be one of the three great powers.
Obamas November surprise can only be to our disadvantage - 3 years ago
The US president has made a hash of almost everything, including his war in Afghanistan. He may want India to give in on J&K. Dear Manmohan, beware.
Its time for India to exit the British Commonwealth - 3 years ago
The CWG may have been a moderate success, but the money wasted in holding it tells us why we have the worst of both worlds: high corruption and high inefficiency. Jugaad is not worth it.
If we aren't ready for cyberwar, we will lose the next war - 3 years ago
A computer worm called Stuxnet has crippled parts of the Iran nuclear programme. Did the US or Israel do it? India needs to learn how to deal with the weapons of cyberwar.