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The Story Of China’s Rise To Technological And Economic Leadership

China has now become a leader in solar panels, electric vehicles, battery technology, telecom infrastructure, mobile apps etc, in a very short span of 15 years. In this series of articles, I had earlier covered how the governments of not just the developed countries of the US and Japan but also the breakthrough economies of…

The Fallacy Of Laissez-Faire

All major economic powers, including the US, Europe, Japan, Korea and now China, have extended significant helping hands to their own companies, especially technology driven companies and not mere commodity companies, to make them globally dominant corporations. Capitalism has been driven by the mantra of Laissez-Faire. What does laisse-faire mean? It means the policy of…

Digital Colonisation: India Needs To Shatter Technology Hegemony Of West, China

Breaking away from Digital Colonisation would lead to India regaining its pre-eminence among global economies and bring prosperity to its people. There has been significant usage of the term “Digital Colonisation” in recent years, in contexts that are often bordering jingoism. It is important to understand the term that I had coined more than a…

India Needs Sovereignty and Atmanirbharta in Technology

Over three years ago, in 2017, the government of China launched its plan of National Champions in technology. These were private companies who would lead China into the world of artificial intelligence. In the first phase four companies were selected by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology. These were Baidu, Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings…

Technological Sovereignty And How India Lacks It

As India moves into occupying the space of an IT superpower, the ability of the Information and communications technology (ICT) industry to provide the requisite technologies reliably for civilian and military requirements needs to be significantly enhanced. The issue is complicated by the fact that India has limited presence at the high-stakes table of Digital…

Managing businesses in the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic

We are going through unprecedented times, where the COVID-19 virus has brought our economy, our businesses and our way of life down to our knees. It has disrupted supply chains, demolished demand in short term, evaporated jobs, especially blue collared jobs, decimated balance sheets and fundamentally changed how employees work and interact. However, it has…