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Digital India: Part 5

March 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments

OPEN HIGHER EDUCATION: The states need to open up the higher education sector so world-class universities can come in and set up institutions here. This should drive research and post-graduates, so that industry gets the skillsets they need for cutting edge work in the IT area. INCORPORATE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION: Information technology (IT) makes [...]

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Digital India: Part 4

March 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Digital India can be built around the following themes: BROADBAND: 100 Mbps bandwidth available for Rs 100 per month anywhere in the state. Broadband is a key fundamental requirement for building everything else on the digital side. Basically, the digital infrastructure needs to be given as much attention as other aspects of physical infrastructure (roads, ports, [...]

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Digital India: Part 3

March 16th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Showcasing Digital India’s ABC GIS By delivering results within the next 2-3 years, state governments can show how corruption can be eliminated and a true democratic platform can be created with citizen participation in local decisions. This will put development on a fast track, and excite the youth and middle India – reinforcing the message [...]

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Digital India: Part 2

March 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Accessible Basic Comprehensive Government Information Systems (ABC GIS) When citizens have information of what the government is doing, the level of trust goes up, and corruption can be  eliminated Government officials and bureaucrats become more accountable and therefore more effective in their functions The delivery of government services can be assured Implementing the ABC GIS [...]

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Digital India: Part 1

March 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

At the IMC event last week, I did not get much time to speak since the programme was running behind schedule and I had a deadline due to which I had to leave early. Had I got the opportunity to speak more, this is what I would have liked to talk. Technology and Government: Fast-tracking [...]

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Outlook Business Article on Digital India: Part 2

August 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

[This is the second part of the article I wrote for Outlook Business. Part 1 is here.]  What does it take for us to make this future a reality? How can we make computing available to every family, every employee and every student in India? There are three triggers that are needed to create the [...]

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Outlook Business Article on Digital India: Part 1

August 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I wrote an article for Outlook Business as part of their Independence Day special issue (August 23 issue, page 96). The title given is “Waking Up to a Digital Dawn.” The first part is a small story set in the future. Pooja lives in with her parents in a modest two-bedroom apartment in a middle-class [...]

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