Last summer, while a debate over net neutrality was on in the US, in his very funny news satire show, Last Week Tonight, the comedian John Oliver used a typically risqué example to explain what a non-neutral Internet could do to small web-based entrepreneurs and startups.
Rarely are such ventures really innovative. Most of them are set up to chase valuation and then hope to sell out. That’s one reason — not the only one — for the high failure rate for startups. But the question is: Should the government get its hands... read more
Why is it that airlines, pilots and the Delhi airport have not been able to crack the chronic problem of beating fog conditions the way many international airports are able to, some of them in places that experience more extreme weather conditions? read more
The last two sessions in Parliament, monsoon and winter, were write-offs with hardly any business getting done. And despite its brute majority in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government are struggling to enact laws. read more
While the overall inflation rate declined last month, the component relating to food prices rose sharply to 5.20% compared to 2.44% in the previous month. A closer look at the inflation data shows that of all the items that make up the food basket, the... read more
CM Arvind Kejriwal’s Clean Delhi drive takes PM Narendra Modi’s Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan a step further. But the real success lies in the people’s will to generate less of the garbage and not on the ones cleaning it. read more
In the corporate world and the media, it is elation that normally ensues when foreign direct investment (FDI) limits are eased for different sectors of industry as they were recently. It wasn’t always like that. People with longer memories will recall... read more