The writer is a Rajya Sabha MP.
India is poised to become one of the world’s largest connected economies as internet penetration approaches one billion. It is a major market for smartphones.
The men who never returned from the conflict lived and walked among us 20 years ago. These bravehearts were all young, most just into their 20s and yet their courage was that of veteran warriors.
"It’s when you lose a friend that you come to the realisation that as you travel through the journey of life, one is fortunate to come in contact with a few good people. People that make you feel that you are fortunate to have them in your life. Ananth Kumar was that for me."
This judgment should reassure all citizens that Aadhaar has been put into place by this government to ensure that curse of corruption and leakages in use of public money is once in for all removed from our system.
False messages about child kidnappers have gone viral on WhatsApp, prompting fearful mobs to kill two dozen innocent people since April. This has caused even the Supreme Court to urge the government to use an iron hand against mob violence.
It is indeed a matter of pride that the Indian army remains a voluntary service, that our men and women “choose” to serve the Nation.
On the anniversary of Vijay Diwas, we need to ask ourselves again: Are we doing enough for the armed forces?
After three years of repair and rebuilding, the Indian economy is in a better place than it was in 2014. It is prepared to deliver longer periods of higher rates of growth.
The current broken government health administrative and delivery system in many states is characterized by the total lack of accountability, corruption, sub-standard treatment, non-functioning health facilities and medical negligence.
"No one wants war – we do not want violence after all India was born out of Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence movement."
After decades, the armed forces are finally able to exercise their voting franchise in the coming Assembly elections.
Start-Up India should include a comprehensive set of policies for the entry and exit of private investment.
Mark Zuckerberg's comments certainly point to Free Basics being closer to Net neutrality than before and I hope in reality it does reflect that.
Concerns over data security and privacy in the programme must be addressed.
The current debate concerning development versus environment is premised on the fatal assumption that the two are in contradiction with each other. The background to the debate is the recent activism of the Union environment and forests ministry.
India’s decade-old telecom sector must take on the unfinished tasks of rural connectivity and teledensity. But before that, policy and its regulation must be consistent, transparent, and honest