Realities remain in Digital India

Realities remain in Digital India: My exposure to Digital India was till recently a mix of government hype and the data my team routinely put together to share with our international partners. My first-hand interface began quite innocuously when the government asked us to link our Aadhaar and PAN cards and made this a requirement…

India’s blurry battle between digital freedom and security

India’s blurry battle between digital freedom and security: Increasingly, Indian authorities are pulling the plug on the internet. They say the tactic is the most effective tool against militants and troublemakers who organise online. Perhaps surprisingly, internet freedom advocates agree they are right to be worried. But conversely, authorities acknowledge the perils of limiting communication…