Large traffic generators unleashing Kalidasa effect on telecom networks: What is the way out? Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya   November 28, 2023

Large Traffic Generators Unleashing Kalidasa Effect on Telecom Networks: What is the Way Out?

Just like the great author Kalidasa, before he attained wisdom, had cut the same branch on which he was sitting, we find that LTGs are cutting the telecom companies, over which they operate.

Allowing Autos To Carry Both Passenger And Cargo Ruben Banerjee   November 20, 2023

Allowing Autos To Carry Both Passenger and Cargo Can Benefit Drivers and The Gig Economy

An experimental permission of dual usage – allowing transportation of passengers and freight – can pave the way for the future, helping urban mobility and augmenting incomes of auto drivers.

Carbon neutral, climate friendly ‘jute’ is proof that climate change is real Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya   November 13, 2023

Carbon Neutral, Climate Friendly ‘Jute’ is Proof That Climate Change is Real

When the fragile balance between agriculture, economics, human behaviour and policy making is disrupted, a series of ripple effects get catalysed. These ripple effects have detrimental impact on the vulnerable sections of society.

The fact, however, is that jute sacks work out cheaper in the long run as they can be reused at least six times. Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya   November 7, 2023

Why Sugar Industry Violations Are Very Bitter for Jute Farmers

Though considered a golden fibre, jute in recent months has lost much of its lustre with jute mills massively cutting down on production. It has meant that growers of jute are saddled with produce that millers are refusing to buy, pushing them into penury.

Ruben Banerjee   November 6, 2023

Telcos, OTTs Lock Horns Over Who Shall Bear The Burden Of Carrying Data

In responses to a consultation paper floated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of IndiaI, telcos have forcefully argued for high intensity OTTs to bear a part of the network costs based on the traffic they consume.

A ‘fair share charge’ also addresses the issue of low-users of internet traffic that end up paying for the expansion of telecom infrastructure. Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya   November 1, 2023

Solving the Telecom Conundrum: Revenue Sharing for Equitable Networks

Navigating the challenges in India’s telecom sector requires a collaborative approach between telecom service providers and large traffic applications. Engaging in constructive dialogue and frameworks can help bolster network capacities and improve service quality, thereby contributing to the growth of the digital economy.

digital gaming by Ruben Ruben Banerjee   June 14, 2023

Sin Tax at 28 per cent: But are all online games sinful?

Sin tax on cigarettes and porn makes sense, for no good comes of them; one cannot bracket digital gaming as wholly bad

Vicious dumping by foreign players can kill Indian industries at an extremely fast pace, and once dead, it is difficult to revive such industries and recreate the jobs that are lost. Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya   June 5, 2023

Poised to Ride Digital Revolution, India Needs to Secure Its Digital Supply Chains

There is an urgent need to create a level playing field for domestic players through fostering fair competition and using trade remedies with lightening speed.

Those working in the unorganised sector will be the biggest beneficiaries Dr. R.K Mitra   May 18, 2023

Shielding the Vulnerable Through Tech Intervention

Tech-aided oral contracts can go a long way in protecting ill-educated unorganised workers from exploitation by empowering them to insist upon what has been verbally agreed upon.

Ruben Banerjee   May 17, 2023

To make India atmanirbhar, strengthen anti-dumping laws

Strong anti-dumping duties will compensate Indian industry for the injuries it suffers, secure supply chains, and generate jobs, in the face of continuing dumping of products by foreign countries.

Digital Gaming – The new export? Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya   May 16, 2023

Digital Gaming – The new export?

If we do not export such value-added compute, others will, and India will miss out on a great opportunity and end up becoming a large consumer of imported digital games.

Ruben Banerjee   May 16, 2023

Oral contracts are valid; beefing them up with tech could help millions of Indians

Technology exists today that can enable oral contracts to be construed as sufficient evidence and, fortunately, it is not rocket science.