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Almost A Billion Phones But..

Almost A Billion Phones But..

This is one statistic that always continues to amaze. India’s telecom subscriber base now stands at 846 million. Of this, some 564 million or 67% are urban while 282 million…

The $11 bn Giveaway

The $11 bn Giveaway

The scheme may not ring a bell but the numbers should. The Government has been running an Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief scheme since 2008. The cumulative bill has just…

Poor Mr Narayana Murthy!

Poor Mr Narayana Murthy!

The bountiful state of Karnataka has some 13 million households as per the census rolls. It would stand to reason that poor families (who need subsidised food grain) constitute a…

NGN, Huh?

NGN, Huh?

In the first week of June, we spoke about the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) wanting to explore regulation of Cloud Computing. Well next up is Next Generation Networks,…

Flight To Losses

Flight To Losses

Why do we need a state-run airline called Air India? The only answer seems to be that it’s an effective favours and dole dispenser – read free seats and freer…

Have An AgriBiz Pitch?

Have An AgriBiz Pitch?

The Ministry of Agriculture recently released guidelines for spending Rs 300 crore in implementing a Vegetable Initiative. Yes, that’s what it’s called. Well, the objective is to `set in motion…

Regulating The Cloud

Regulating The Cloud

Steve Jobs created a fresh stir in early June when he announced that Apple would offer 5GB of storage free for Apple users of iPod, iPad and the like. As…