The Rise of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and its Influence on Democracy: A Systemic Analysis of the Causal Interlinkages between the Two

Shubhankar P The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought about progress. Charles Kettering These words by Kettering (1959) are still relevant today, particularly in the context of our ever-changing conception of democracy, and technology as an agent driving this process. Democracy, like any other social system, needs to innovate…

Connecting Digital India for the 21st Century

This is the second article in a two part series covering the development of the telecom sector and challenges associated with it, competitive concerns therein, and ways to strengthen domestic capability.

20 years of India’s Telecom Revolution

This article is the first in a two part series covering the development of the telecom sector and challenges associated with it, competitive concerns therein, and ways to strengthen domestic capability.

Telecom in Atma Nirbhar Bharat – Fast Forwarding Fibre

Optical fibre is not just the bedrock of telecommunication networks but in India’s case it is the foundation on which a truly ‘Atmanirbhar’ digital infrastructure can be built in the country. In this data driven article Rajat argues that for the country to bridge the digital divide and create a digital India there needs to be a strong optical fibre network. He also illustrates the effect of recent AGR Judgement by the Supreme Court in the development of optical fibre infrastructure for the telecom companies.